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News in December 2002

December 31
Expect new power projects during 2003'; Central Chronicle

December 27
Cong to take up power issue to public; Central Chronicle

December 26
Law will take it's own course in riots : Modi ; Manas Dasgupta;The Hindu

December 25
Modi in governance mode, talks of development plan; The Economic Times

December 16
A Positive Mandate: Says BJP (While South and Central Gujarat voted for ruling party, the whole Saurashtra region rejected them); Joydeep Ray;Business Standard

December 15
Power generation at Indira Sagar from next year Central Chronicle

December 13
Economics of Water: Sardar Sarovar's Promise a Mirage; Himanshu Upadhyaya;The Times of India
People power: here it's about power and water shortage;

December 12
National Park case still not sent for center's node; Central Chronicle

December 11
Arid Politics; The Times of India

December 9
Water a key issue in Gujarat polls ; Sify News

December 8
Energy & roads problem areas, says Digvijay Singh; The Economic Times
Bandh against power hike evokes mixed response in Jabalpur; Outlook India
Water is the issue in Rajkot - 2 ; R. Swaminathan;

December 7
Focus on development, will win: Keshubhai; Economic Times
9 down, looking at another 6; Central Chronicle
Singh says it all through Economics ;

December 6
Talk water, then safety: BJP land;
Tehri Dam oustees stage dharna; Outlook India

December 5
Narmada dam height remains contentious issue; The Times of India

December 3
Interlinking Mirages Medha Patkar and LS Arvinda; The Hindu

December 2
Modi kicks off Eleventh phase of Gaurav Yatra; Outlook India

December 1
Sardar Sarovar Project, a political lifeline; The Hindu

News in November 2002

November 29
Congress for Probe, Peace, Security ;
Patkar sentenced a fine of Rs. 100; PTI;Mid Day
Patel kicks off BJP campaign projecting Modi as Chief Minister ; Outlook India

November 28
Delays force foreign investors to pull out of power projects; Rediff

November 27
Modi Cheating People : Says Medha; UNI;SIFY News

November 22
High powered panel finds Tehri dam safe; The Times of India

November 18
Sardar Sarovar Being Treated as National Project, Says Government; Outlook India

November 16
Rs 743.56 crore supplementary budget tabled in House (Note the provision for Madhya Pradesh's share to SSP); Central Chronicle

November 15
Hindutva? How about water and power; Sudhir Vyas;Times of India

November 8
Times Samvaad (dialogue) : Rivers of Discord; B. G. Verghese and Ramaswamy R. Iyer;The Times of India
Ten hydel power projects are under construction in MP; Central Chronicle

November 7
Work on TTD's sub-surface dams apace The Hindu
NGOs plan protest against power tariff hike Deccan Herald

November 3
IFCI to tighten screws on defaulters; Hindustan Times

November 1
Inter-linking of rivers under serious consideration: Vajpayee; Outlook India

News in October 2002

October 31
SC asks Centre to consider linking major rivers by 2012; Outlook India
Politicking over Tehri dam Deccan Herald

October 30
Gujarat debentures, bonds downgraded; The Economic Times

October 29
BJP to turn Gaurav Yatra into poll juggernaut; The Times of India
Govt in the dark about Narmada; The Times of India

October 27
Voices to be heard Deccan Herald
Black flags greet Modi in Kutch The Hindu
Book Review: The Narmada dammed Deccan Herald

October 26
Get DDA Flat now, Water later Hindustan Times

October 25
First Narmada valley project dedicated despite protest; Central Chronicle

October 23
The Narmada dammed; Sucheta Dalal;Rediff

October 22
Drought as teacher The Hindu

October 22
Straight Answers; The Times of India

October 20
Rs 3.42 cr MPSEB scheme for oustees approved; Central Chronicle

October 19
Modi charges Cong with failure on development of rural areas; Outlook India

October 18
Modi blames Cong for delay in Narmada project; The Times of India
Water ministry pays lip service to people's participation The Hindu
MP Govt runs out of ideas on use of gas victims fund Hindustan Times

October 17
Interlinking of rivers will meet major irrigation needs Deccan Herald

October 14
What A Lovely Water War!; Dilip D'Souza;Rediff India

October 13
Questions over setting up 'pani panchayats' The Hindu
Rivers of Dispute Gargi Parsai;The Hindu
CM orders review of Narmada project; The Times of India

October 11
Medha Patkar not averse to enter electoral politics; Outlook India
Social activists to launch jan andolan; Outlook India
Paying for Progress Deccan Herald

October 8
Gas Relief Committee rejects diversion of UCC funds; Central Chronicle

October 6
Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam launches Rs.300 cr bonds; Economic Times

October 4
Plan to link up major rivers; The Hindu

October 1
Dam oustees still awaiting rehabilitation; The Hindu
Coping up; Deccan Herald
Tehri dam oustees postpone agitation; Outlook India

News in September 2002

September 29
Calculating Checks and Balances at the World Bank; Richard W. Stevenson;New York Times
Govt in the dark about Narmada; The Times of India

September 28
Rs 36.56 crores for rehabilitation; Central Chronicle
Krishna asks PM to convene CMs meet; The Hindu

September 26
Compensation for attack victims announced; Hindustan Times

September 24
Magsaysay awardee plans to court arrest; Sify

September 23
This Man Owns The River; Bhavdeep Kang;Outlook India

September 22
Vented dams to help in water management; The Hindu
MP govt to act tough with NBA activists; Deccan Herald

September 21
Rs 1,400 crore loan for Omkareshwar project; Central Chronicle

September 20
Naidu proposes Ganga-Cauvery link project to tackle drought, water disputes ; Indian Express
Priya "Rajni" Tendulkar passes away; Rediff

September 17
BJP activists attack Magsaysay awardee; Arab News

September 16
Gas victims' Rs. 400 crores compensation likely to be diverted; Central Chronicle
State units: The bottomless pit; Economic Times
Multi-Purpose Kalpsar project gets cabinet nod;
Marine archaeology and the study of the past; Newindpress

September 15
Narmada oustees moving to new rehabilitation sites; The Hindu
Collateral damage; Bittu Sahgal; Deccan Herald

September 12
Guj Govt has overdrawn Rs. 1400 crore from RBI : Congress; Outlook India

September 10
Demand to stall Narmada projects impractical : Dy CM; Central Chronicle

September 9
Supreme Court disposes NBA plea on relief; The Hindu
Supreme Court disposes off NBA petition on rehabilitation; Rediff
NBA petition on rehabilitation disposed; Mid Day
Booklet lauding Modi govt distributed in Rajkot; The Times of India

September 8
Mansoor Khan meets NBA; Mansoor Khan; Mid Day

September 7
State could turn SSP tables on MP, Maharashtra; Times of India

September 6
In letter and biased spirit: anonymous letter targets Modi;

September 5
100 NBA activists trapped in Narmada flood water at Domkhedi; Hindustan Times
Medha Patkar taken to safety; The Hindu
No MP village affected by flash floods; Central Chronicle

September 4
Heavy downpour in Malwa Nimad region; Central Chronicle
March of progress; Letters to the Editor; Hindustan Times

September 3
People shifted in Bharuch, Vadodara; Times of India
State water diversion opposed; Times of India
Gujarat may have to pay 60 cr. for Narmada oustees; Times of India

September 2
Narmada oustees offered best compensation; Central Chronicle
The sacrificial maiden river; Times of India
Waste of money; Letters to the Editor; The Hindu

News in August 2002

August 31
"Arundhati Roy is foolish" : Ramchandra Guha; vaibhav Purandare;Mid Day

August 30
Narmada Function a BJP Stunt: Mayor; Times of India
The semantics of violence; Pritish Nandy; Hindustan Times
Losing Paradise; Usha Rai; Hindustan Times
Narmada waters will reduce fluoride levels; Times of India

August 29
Fighting drought with wishful economics; based on booklet by Sanjay Sangvai;; August 2002
When Sabarmati looks like a river ; Times of India

August 28
Insinuation Rules; Dilip D'Souza; India Abroad
Techno Savvy Modi to welcome Narmada Sabarmati sangam ;

August 27
Water policy not down to earth; Satyapriya Rout; Deccan Herald
Tawa dam sluice gates opened; Central Chronicle
Kankaria, Chandola to be filled with Narmada waters; Times of India
Modi assures power if dam height is raised; Times of India

August 26
Modi lobbying to raise dam height; The Hindu
MP demands more money for rehab of dam oustees; Times of India
The truth will out; The Guardian
NBA activists ready to face submergence in Narmada water;

August 25
Independence from Ignorance; Bittu Sehgal; Deccan Herald
Water as a natural resource; Deccan Herald

August 23
Modi to meet Deshmukh to expedite rehabilitation of PAPs; Times of India
Gujarat relieved as water finally flows into Sabarmati; NDTV

August 22
Where's Arundhati Roy Now?; Sunil Jain; Financial Express
Many dead as dam collapses in MP; Times of India

August 17
Op-ed Voices of the new century; Navin Shahzad; Daily Times
Generations behind every successful woman : Roy; Waquar Gillani;Daily Times

August 15
Will History remain History?; Sriram Veeraragavan; India Together
The Foresight of NPR; Vijay Prashad;The Black World Today

August 13
SC seeks report on Narmada oustees' rehabilitation The Hindu
SC seeks report on Narmada oustees Times of India
Sardar Sarovar Nigam plans Rs 500-cr bond issue Economic Times

August 11
The Controversial Narmada Dam - a Boon For India? Prof. T. Shivaji Rao; BBC News

August 9
Comprehensive review of SSP sought; Hindustan Times

August 4
Dam oustees being forcibly evicted : NBA; The Hindu

August 3
Maan oustees return home; Gulf News

News in July 2002

July 31
Modi calls on President, PM The Hindu

July 28
Maan project oustees begin dharna in Indore Deccan Herald

July 23
Tehri displaced threaten to stop work on project Hindustan Times
Maan Dam villagers evicted by force ; Gulf news

July 21
Narmada Agitation: Death by Water; Deepak Tewari;The Week - July 21, 2002
Returning the Compensation; Sriram Veeraraghavan;India Together - July 2002
Tehri's travails Deccan Herald

July 17
Controversies put spokes on Tehri dam first phase Deccan Herald

July 16
Nisarpur, a thriving village doomed to drown; Gulf News

July 15
Under the shadow of fear; Gulf News
It's one woman's battle for rights of people; Gulf News

July 14
Another shock awaits Tehri oustees The Hindu

July 11
Scheme to harness rivers to help UK,DK The Hindu

July 10
Modi may revive Kalpasar project Times of India

July 8
Foreign firms pulling out of power projects The Hindu

July 7
Private sector to build dams in Maharashtra? The Hindu

July 6
The dam-land conundrum; Lyla Bavadam;Frontline; Volume 19, Issue 14, July 6-19, 2002

July 5
Damned Jagadeesh BN ; Deccan Herald
Heights of Concern; V. Venkatesan;Frontline - July 5, 2002
A symbol under siege; Lyla Bavadam;Frontline - July 5, 2002

July 4
Why big dams? Letters; Deccan Herald

July 3
Tehri Resettlement: Cry of the dispossessed Deccan Herald

July 2
Why Modi must go? Opinion;Hindustan Times

News in June 2002

June 29
Saving Tawa Mihir Shah and Nivedita Banerjee; Opinion;The Hindu
Dams: Modern Management D.Narasimha Reddy;India Together; June 2002
(This article is the third of a 5-article series on water by D.Narasimha Reddy on India Together. Read them here.)

June 28
Of dams, development and displacement Editorial;Deccan Herald
Medha plans satyagraha The Hindu

June 27
Distanced from the people Kuldip Nair;The Hindu

June 22
`Tribal people need better rehabilitation schemes' The Hindu
Narmada; Neeta Deshpande;Frontline; Volume 19 - Issue 13, Jun 22 - Jul 5, 2002
Sardar Sarover Dam (Letter to the editor); Neeta Deshpande;The Tribune

June 21
Damning Narmada Letters to the editor;The Telegraph

June 20
Andher Nagari, Diggy Raja; Vinay Kumar; Outlook India
     S.Kumar's reaction, author's response; Outlook India; July 20
NSF members stage protest Deccan Herald

June 19
NBA agitation called off The Hindu
Attack on Medha Patkar: five arrested The Hindu
Submerged hopes Editorial;The Times of India
Chapter on Patkar raises hackles The Times of India

June 18
Civic office in Mangrol attacked The Times of India
Narmada's shame Editorial;The Times of India
     Dam Woes Letters to the editor;The Times of India; July 8

June 17
MP Govt. failed to honour commitment: Patkar The Hindu
Words and deeds - the struggle at Maan dam Aruna Roy; Nikhil Dey; India Together

June 16
Will the voice of the displaced be heard? Gargi Parsai;The Hindu
Whither democracy? Angana Chatterji; India Together
Arundhati counters Digvijay on oustees Hindustan Times

June 15
Tenth Plan outlay for Gujarat finalised The Hindu
NBA to launch satyagraha at Domkhedi by June 30: Patkar Hindustan Times
Meanwhile in Bhopal Dilip D'Souza;
Warning bells are ringing Sriram Veeraragavan;Indymedia - 15th june

June 14
Protesting NBA activists arrested Hindustan Times
Dharna of dam-hit people disrupted The Hindu
The SC, adivasis and the Narmada Rajeev Dhawan;The Hindu

June 13
Magsaysay awardee assaulted on stage Hindustan Times

June 12
Ahimsa Arundhati Roy; Hindustan Times
Govt. charged with forcibly closing Amte's house The Hindu

June 11
State to accord priority to power, Narmada The Times of India
Restoring an ecosystem torn asunder by a dam June 11, 2002, New York Times

June 10
Narmada stir may turn violent: Arundhati Deccan Herald
Arundhati Roy stands behind Madhya Pradesh protestors Hindustan Times

June 8
Water resources and sustainable livelihood Deccan Herald

June 7
Water Policy Blues Mihir Shah; The Hindu

June 6
Narmada case The Hindu
SC declines to pass orders in Narmada case The Hindu
Judges differ on Narmada height Indian Express

June 5
No consensus in SC bench over stay on Narmada dam height Hindustan Times

June 4
Co-op banks, societies to invest in Narmada bonds The Times of India
SC seeks affidavit on rehabilitation The Hindu

News in May 2002

May 31
Narmada: SC asks states to reply by Sat Indian Express
Rehabilitation of oustees main issue in dam height: SC Deccan Herald
SC seeks proof of Narmada rehabilitation The Times of India

May 30
NBA workers protest The Hindu
Rehabilitation of oustees main issue in dam height: SC Hindustan Times

May 26
Pati's water miracle Deccan Herald

May 23
SC declines to stay move on dam height The Hindu

May 22
SC notice to Maharashtra, Gujarat, MP on raising dam height The Hindu

May 21
NBA challenges move to raise height of Sardar Sarovar dam Deccan Herald

May 20
Move to raise height of Sardar Sarovar dam challenged in SC Hindustan Times
Before Narmada can flow, Modi dedicates water to his people Indian Express
'Narmada' water to solve Rajkot's water woes: BJP Times of India

May 19
`Nod for raising dam height illegal' The Hindu
NBA protests police action in Dhar dt. (Maan Dam) The Hindu

May 18
Nod for raising Narmada dam height The Hindu
Narmada work resumes The Hindu

May 14
Parliament passes SC/ST Orders Bill The Hindu

May 13
'Privatisation will take away people's rights' The Hindu

May 12
Dammed to displacement (Tehri Dam) Deccan Herald

May 11
Tehri dam oustees seek adequate relief Deccan Herald

May 9
Tehri town, 109 villages affected by dam project Deccan Herald
Tribunal hearing on hydel project disrupted (Maheshwar Dam) Deccan Herald

May 6
NTPC proposes to take up Mahadayi hydro project Deccan Herald

News in April 2002

April 29
Water resources secretary to remain as adviser to Govt Times of India

April 28
Bharucha: JMM, Jayalalithaa and Narmada dissent Indian Express
People's opinions on the present power crisis in Karnataka Forum: Deccan Herald

April 27
Sabarmathi incident aimed at molesting me: Medha Deccan Herald
Digvijay to hold talks with Medha Hindustan Times

April 26
Attack at Sabarmati was to stifle protests: Medha Patkar Hindustan Times

April 25
Digvijay asked not to buckle under Gujarat pressure Deccan Herald

April 24
Report on minor irrigation projects in three months The Hindu

April 23
Impact of NHPC dams on Teesta discussed Times of India

April 22
Sabarmathi scares cops away from Medha Telegraph India

April 13
Modi govt. should be tried for genocide Deccan Herald
Al Qaeda threatens to blow up dams in India Deccan Herald
Forthright reporting on Gujarat situation Deccan Herald

April 12
Medha files FIR against 3 over Sunday attack Indian Express
Caning targetted mob, not press: DCP Parghi Indian Express
Medha Patkar hits back at Raj Thackeray The Hindu
Yet hope floats by the Sabarmathi Kuldip Nayar; Indian Express

April 11
Cong govt sees holes in Tehri package, wants new scheme Indian Express
Tehri rehabilitation issue takes a new twist Deccan Herald
Water for Rajkot from Narmada unlikely Times of India

April 10
Civil liberties group decries attack on Patkar Times of India
Peace under attack Telegraph India
Seek free hand, get CM rap Telegraph India
Reprehensible attack Letters to the Editor;The Hindu
Attack will not deter NBA: Medha Patkar The Hindu
Sabarmati events: govt attacked for transferring upright cop Deccan Herald
Terror at ashram Deccan Herald

April 9
Sabarmathi residents observe bandh Hindustan times
Increasing intolerance Editorial; The Hindu
Gujarat and freedom of the press Opinion; The Hindu
Against hope Editorial; Telegraph India
IPS officer accused of beating scribes lodges complaint Hindustan Times

April 8
Sabarmati assault: Not one arrest, cop who saved Medha suspended Indian Express
Message sinks, Modi men target messenger Indian Express
Violence mars Gandhi ashram peace meet Hindustan Times
Tehri panel set up The Hindu

April 7
Medha Patkar manhandled by angry mob Hindustan Times
Mob attacks Medha Patkar, journalists Times of India
Mob defiles ashram Hindustan Times
MP decision on public bonds 'anti people':NBA The Hindu

April 6
Tehri town waiting for jal samadhi Tribune India

April 5
Arundhati Roy's contempt Rajeev Dhavan;The Hindu

April 4
The link no one would miss Telegraph India

April 3
Ecological groups call for a halt to Mahadayi project Deccan Herald

April 2
The adivasi question- I Opinion;The Hindu

April 1
NHPC gets ready to pull plug on Koel Karo Indian Express
Fundamental rights to be strengthened The Hindu

News in March 2002

March 30
Patkar's speech at meet termed historic Indian Express
Courts and politics of development - II Opinion ; The Hindu

March 29
Courts and politics of development - I Opinion ; The Hindu

March 22
Govt. committed to complete Narmada project The Times of India
Scandalous in effect Editorial ; The Telegraph

March 21
Congress stages walkout The Hindu

March 20
Indira Sagar gets cabinet nod Indian Express

March 19
Oustee families' wait for rehabilitation endless Deccan Herald

March 14
Dam project stirs a hornet's nest The Hindu

March 13
Herioine of the piece Letters to the Editor; Telegraph

March 12
Protest song Editorial ; Hindustan Times

March 11
Speech impediment Shanti Bhushan; Hindustan Times

March 10
Arundhati inspires UK women: Daily Hindustan Times
Questions of contempt Editorial ; Telegraph
A toast to women Deccan Herald
Arundhati Roy, Beckham role models for British women: Daily Hindustan Times

March 9
Protest in Kerala against Roy incarceration Deccan Herald
Contempt of lesser gods Hindustan Times

March 8
Arundhati Roy released The Hindu
Arundhati Roy has comfortable stay in jail The Hindu
I have made my point The Hindu
Too stringent Deccan Herald
Arundhati walks to freedom Deccan Herald
Arundhati unrepentant Hindustan Times
The court's shoulders Hindustan Times
Arundhati mulls legal course against SC verdict Hindustan Times

March 7
Grassroots gamine Madeleine Bunting; The Guardian
The conviction of Arundhati Roy Editorial; The Hindu
Arundhati's conviction Editorial; Indian Express
Arundhati Roy released, pays fine Hindustan Times
Indian writer released from jail BBC News
Arundhati's contempt: Supreme Court writes her a prison sentence Indian Express
Arundhati Roy jailed for contempt of court The Hindu
NBA activists court arrest The Hindu
An eventful day all the way The Hindu
Activists sing bhajans in solidarity with Arundhati Hindustan Times
Arundhati sent to Tihar for contempt Deccan Herald

March 6
Minister to meet Medha today The Hindu
I haven't decided whether to pay the fine: Arundhati Times of India
Arundhati Roy sentenced on contempt charges Times of India
Arundhati Roy taken to Tihar jail Indian Express
Arundhati goes to jail for contempt of court
Indian Booker winner jailed BBC News
Indian Booker winner gets jail sentence CNN
Writer Convicted Of Contempt Of Court Guardian
Verdict on Arundhati Roy The Hindu
Arundhati Roy convicted for contempt of court Deccan Herald
Patkar describes Roy's arrest as "big challenge" Hindustan Times
Arundhati Roy sentenced for contempt of court Hindustan Times
Arundhati Roy to be taken to Tihar jail Hindustan Times
Arundhati Roy taken to Tihar jail Hindustan Times

March 5
Arundhati Roy likely to face jail term over contempt charges Hindustan Times

March 4
Judgment Day Prashant Bhushan; Times of India

News in February 2002

February 28
Dam height to be raised before rains Times of India
Big Dams in North East India Himanshu Thakkar; Janmanch

February 24
Land allotment violates Tribunal award: NBA The Hindu

February 23
Barren land being allotted to SSP oustees Deccan Herald
A wake-up call to the people L.C.Jain; Deccan Herald

February 22
Arundhati the activist is more talked about Hindustan Times

February 19
Let the elephants be, alter powerlines, says SC panel Indian Express
Prisoner of love and other stories Hindustan Times

February 17
Saving the tiger Deccan Herald

February 15
Power sector to add 5310 mw capacity Hindustan Times

February 14
Koshiyari rocks his party's boat in Tehri waters Indian Express

February 13
The movement and its moorings Editorial; The Hindu
Doubts over raising Narmada dam height Times of India
Decision on Narmada dam height deferred Times of India

February 12
It may be Tehri's last poll before watery grave Hindustan Times

February 11
Food for thought and homeless in Narmada Hindustan Times

February 10
NBA ends sit-in stir The Hindu

February 9
NBA agitation will continue: Medha Patkar The Hindu
Narmada Bachao Andolan calls off dharna Times of India

February 8
Protest against move to raise dam height The Hindu
NBA against increasing height of dam Times of India
Divided by geography, united by misery The Hindu
Narmada oustees not rehabilitated Hindustan Times

February 7
Narmada activists lay seige of Shashtri Bhawan Times of India
The great Indian ostrich trick Praful Bidwai; Hindustan Times

February 3
Narmada issue to be BJP's by-poll plank: Rana Times of India

February 2
After Enron, it's Maheshwar Prashant Bhushan; Editorial; Hindustan Times
Water co-op being planned for 12 districts Times of India
NHPC to pose 12 projects for JV The Hindu

February 1
Lost World Deccan Herald

News in January 2002

January 31
NBA flays direction on Narmada dam height Times of India

January 29
Rethinking watershed strategy Mihir Shah; The Hindu

January 27
A win-win situation Deccan Herald

January 26
Digvijay agrees to withdraw SC case on SSP height: Modi Times of India

January 16
A watershed in global governance? Gargi Parsai; The Hindu
SC reserves ruling in case against Roy Deccan Herald
Order in Roy case on March 6 Hindustan Times

January 15
SC reserves judgement against Arundhati Roy Times of India

January 13
The Good Scientist Ramachandra Guha; The Telegraph
Call of the Wild Bittu Sehgal; Deccan Herald

January 12
Tehri-displaced demand land The Hindu

January 9
Ecology not at the cost of development: UN consultant Times of India

January 8
Experts rule out submergence, MP town relieved Indian Express

January 7
Need to ensure optimum use of water stressed Times of India

January 6
Provide land to affected instead of cash, says Patkar Times of India
MP, Gujarat may lock horns over Narmada again Times of India

January 3
Concern over pollution in Gulf of Khambat Times of India
Small hydel projects need of the hour: study The Hindu
Newsclippings till January 2002