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Deliberate distortion

Sir, - This is with reference to a news report regarding my changing position on the Sardar Sarovar - Narmada dam project (March 27). The report is a deliberate distortion. Anyone knowledgeable of Narmada issues and the struggle knows we are opposed to the SSP and big dams as centralised water management is bad economics and has enormous corruption, large-scale displacement without rehabilitation and serious impacts on the eco-system.

The Sardar Sarovar project with work stopped again at 90 mts (with 48 mts not still constructed), indicates our position as the impacts - social, environmental, economic - have already been faced since years. To fight to get a just and fair deal for those already affected or to accept water being lifted from partially built reservoir does not mean accepting the project as either sustainable or just. Lifting of waters and taking it to Ahmedabad and Baroda cities (these never were in the water supply plan of the SSP) at the cost of the more needy rural population and regions such as Kutch, which is technically feasible even at this stage and height, once again proves our contention that the gigantic dams are controlled and exploited in favour of the rich and powerful.

Medha Patkar,

Baroda.

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