Solidarity Statement in Support of Omkareshwar Jal Satyagraha

Feature story - September 7, 2012
Greenpeace supports and stands in solidarity to the oustees of the Omkareshwar Dam, one of the 30 large dams constructed in the controversial Narmada Valley Project. We are shocked and concerned at the apathy of the Government of Madhya Pradesh which chooses to ignore the plight of the villagers who have been protesting against the decision to increase the water level to 196.60 meters.

Jal SatyagrahisThe people have been staying  in neck deep water continuously for the 14th day today.  Their demand is basic and simple. Their homes and livelihood is being snatched away from them and the Government is yet to provide answers.

Greenpeace urgently calls upon the Mr. Shivrajshing Chauhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and the Collector, Khandwa to bring the water level down to 189 meters in Omkareshwar dam and 260 meters in Indira Sagar Dam and to rehabilitate all the oustees by giving them land and other rehabilitation entitlements.