News clippings after the Supreme Court Judgement

From December 1st, all news clippings are added to the pressclippings page.

This page contains newsclippings between October 18, 2000 and November 30, 2000 that pertain to the Supreme Court judgement, release of the WCD report and related SSP news.

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November 30, 2000

The verdict and after; Down to Earth, Vol 9, No. 13
SC judgment biased, says Medha; Times of India
Experts to study latest WCD report; Asian Age Online

November 29, 2000

Medha Patkar debunks big-dams idea; The Times of India
This is no banana split; Ingrid Albuquerque; The Times of India
Report condemns dams' environmental impact Green Left Weekly, Issue #430 November 29, 2000
Use water judiciously, Medha to urbanites; Asian Age

November 28, 2000

A message for the judges; Kalpana Sharma; Opinion; The Hindu
'A big dam isn't a cement wall on river'; The Times of India

November 27, 2000

Relief and rehabilitation for Narmada people yet to be addressed;Deccan Herald
Narmada Andolan's success lies in changing views on dams;The Hindu
Self-Contradictions; Letters to the editor;The Hindu
Lie of the Land; Letters to the Editor; Outlook; Issue dated 4th December

November 26, 2000

NBA wants Centre to consider global body report;Times of India
Minister writes to Doordarshan about criticism of SC by Medha ;Times of India
Narmada dam fears allayed;Economic Times
Emerging reforms in water sector;Deccan Herald
Judgment and after; Anand Patwardan; Opinion; The Hindu
The Arun Shourie of the left; Ramachandra Guha; Opinion; The Hindu
    Reason and Passions; Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; Dec 4
    Arun Shourie of the Left; Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; Dec 17
    Perils of Extremism; Ramachandra Guha; The Hindu; Dec 17
Towards a fair exchange;The Hindu
Accept WCD report: NBA;The Hindu

November 25, 2000

Narmada water by Feb 15, assures Vyas; Indian Express
Bhavnagar, Amreli to get Narmada waters by February; Times of India
The President as a moral authority; Deccan Herald
Narmada dam height wont exceed 90 metres; Hindustan Times
Waiting for Narmada waters: Saurashtra's farmers pin their hopes on Sardar Sarovar; NDTV
Narmada; Letters to the Editor; Frontline; Volume 17 - Issue 24, Nov. 25 - Dec. 08, 2000

November 24, 2000

Displacement is the issue, but might is right; Opinion; Gargi Parsai; The Hindu
SC records statements on Narmada level;The Hindu
Govt to promote drip & sprinkle irrigation;Times of India
Workshop on Narmada;Times of India
Battling for the same turf: Industry may consume Narmada waters meant for drought-hit areas; NDTV

November 23, 2000

Citizens' convention opposes Narmada verdict ;Times of India
Disastrous super dams;Deccan Herald
Two new water bores drilled near Jetalsar;Times of India
Sardar Sarovar Project: Random rehabilitation for the ousted proves unsatisfactory; NDTV

November 22, 2000

The NBA, the court and the SSP;A.Vaidyanathan; Opinion; The Hindu
    Response to Nov 22nd article : Self-Contradictions; Letters to the editor;The Hindu
Gujarat faces drought, Vidarbha hopes for relief;Indian Express
Global panel says large dams are economically wasteful;Deccan Herald
Sardar Sarovar: Not all is quiet in the Narmada Valley as dam threatens livelihood of residents ; NDTV

November 21, 2000

Water Projects; Letters to the editor ; Times of India
MP govt puts spanner in Sardar Sarovar works again; Times of India
Watered Down; Opinion; Vijay Kumar Nagaraj; The Hindustan Times
Sardar Sarovar dam will rise to the sinking of irreplaceable cultural heritages; NDTV

November 20, 2000

The art of spinning: How Uncle Sam turns Indian gold into straw;
Patriots at Work; Dilip D'Souza;
NBA awaits President's move on SSP; Times of India
More output; Letters to the Editor; Hindustan Times
World Commission on Dams report helps boost fight against Sardar Sarovar Project; NDTV

November 19, 2000

'The law is an ass'; Bittu Sahgal; Opinion; Deccan Herald
The trickle-down effect; Indian Express
Managing our water; Gurcharan Das; Opinion; The Times of India
    Managing our Water; Letters to the Editor
Sardar Sarovar: The debate continues; Letters to the editor; Hindustan Times

November 18, 2000

Report on dams boosts Narmada project; The Times of India
80 m displaced by dams worldwide: WCD; The Economic Times
World report on dams boosts Narmada project; The Economic Times
Water walls damned by report; The Hindustan Times

November 17, 2000

Guidelines for future dams; The Hindu
The unacceptable cost of big dams; The Guardian
A Reporter's Diary; Nandini Oza; Opinion; Asian Age
World Commission on Dams report strengthens NBA objectives; NDTV, November 17, 2000
The unacceptable cost of big dams; The Guardian

November 16, 2000

Dam-o-cracy; Anand Vivek Taneja;
Guidelines urged on dams ;Financial Times
Dam projects damned ;Financial Times
Human cost of dams 'too high'; BBC Online
NBA team meets Narayanan; Rediff on the Net
Dams and damnation; Financial Times
NBA seeks Narayanan's attention on SSP judgment; The Times of India
Narmada: A history of controversy; BBC Online
All dammed up; Letters to the Editor; The Telegraph
Report Criticizes World's Dams; Washington Post

November 15, 2000

You've got a verdict; Down to Earth, Vol 9, No. 12
Damn not the oustees; Down to Earth, Vol 9, No. 12
NBA activists petition President to stop work on Narmada Dam; NDTV, November 15, 2000

November 14, 2000

Foreign Funding for NGOs Under Review ;
WCD report damns Indian big dams;
SC verdict and after: The future of the Narmada agitation;
Staying on Course:The Case for Large Storage Dams; Opinion; A.D Mohile;Times of India
    Water Projects; Letters to the editor ; Times of India
When Medha met Wolfensohn;Times of India
World Bank president meets Narmada protestors;
Verdict criticism isolates NBA activists in Delhi;Economic Times
Dam activists confront World Bank president; The Independent
Advani welcomes SC`s Sarovar dam decision;Deccan Herald
Medha takes protest to Delhi;Deccan Herald
Narmada activists face barricades;The Hindu
Tribunal hearing on Sardar Sarovar Project today;The Hindu
Not correct; Letters to the editor Hindustan Times

November 13, 2000

Govt to raise Rs 5000 cr for Sardar Sarovar;Times of India
Dhoraji may get drinking water by train ;Times of India
Gujarat to raise 5,000-cr fund for SSP ;The Hindu
Report attacks big dam projects ;Financial Times

November 12, 2000

Height of Contention: A Dammed model of Development; R.K.Pachauri, Opinion; Times of India
Troubled waters; Features: Rajni Bakshi; The Hindu
From Narmada Valley with anger; The Hindu
Medha, Roy counter allegations; Hindustan times
Come to the point; Letters to the Editor; The Week; Issue dated 19th November
The Fiction of Truth; Letters to the Editor; Outlook; Issue dated 20th November
    Lie of the Land; Letters to the Editor; Outlook; Issue dated 4th December

November 11, 2000

NBA appeals to President for protection of project-affected people;
Mockery of Modern India;
Lifting prohibition for Narmada's sake; Times of India
Jamnagar in grip of water crisis; Times of India

November 10, 2000

Sardar Sarovar Dam: Going beyond the Narmada Valley; Frontline: Volume 17 - Issue 23, Nov. 11-24, 2000
Three cheers for the losing legion; Indian Express
Trains, ships may be used to bring water for parched Saurashtra; Indian Express
Narmada issue to go before governors' panel; Deccan Herald
Dam supporters questions 'true face' of NBA ;
Verdict goes unrecorded on dam website; Indian Express
Better sense; Letters to the editor;Hindustan Times
Narmada bulldozer: Lets not go into the details ; Editorial; The statesman

November 9, 2000

State Seeks $317 Million WB Loan for SSP-based Scheme; Asian Age
Rs.820 crore plan drawn to meet water demand; Asian Age

November 8, 2000

Breach of Faith; Alok Agarwal, Joe Athialy, NBA; Times of India
Gujarat Govt. postpones panchayat polls; Hindustan Times

November 7, 2000

CJI urged to prosecute Patkar, Roy; Deccan Herald
NBA is anti-dam: Singh; Deccan Herald
KRN urged to supercede SC ruling on Narmada dam; Deccan Herald
The SC & the Narmada case - Part I, Part II; Jai Sen; Opinion The Hindu
A human rights issue; Letters to the editor The Hindu
The supreme law; Letters to the editor Hindustan Times
Not environmentally friendly; Letters to the editor The Telegraph

November 6, 2000

The S.C. & the Narmada case - I; Jai Sen;Opinion The Hindu
Narmada villagers' march to Delhi;The Hindu
NBA 'call for justice' dharna in Delhi; Times of India
Battle lines drawn over funds to civic bodies; Times of India
The Dam of Tears; Letters to the Editor; Outlook, Issue dated November 13th
Not environment friendly; Letters to the editor The telegraph

November 5, 2000

There's hope after a dead end; Opinion, Medha Patkar Hindustan Times
Letter to Medha Patkar by Yogendra Yadav; Article translated from Dainik Bhaskar; October 28(?), 2000
Narmada waters to reach canals in four months: CM; Times of India
Over-enthusiastic ministers throw caution to the winds; Times of India
Confusion over the reasons for Kevadia chaos; Times of India
A row with Roy; Letters to the editor Times of India
Medha's anti-dam tirade could mean courting trouble; Times of India

November 4, 2000

A judgement of grave error; Ramaswamy R Iyer; Economic and Political Weekly, November 4-10, 2000
    Rights of Oustees Letters to the Editor; Economic and Political Weekly, Nov 18-24, 2000
    Narmada Judgment Ramaswamy R Iyer, Letters to the Editor; Economic and Political Weekly, Dec 2-8, 2000
Beyond Economist's Framework; Ravi Kuchimanchi & Aravinda Pillalamarri; Letters to the Editor; Economic and Political Weekley
Water scarcity creates problem in Gujarat; Economic Times
It is a fight to the finish, says Medha Patkar ;Gargi Parsai, Opinion; The Hindu
Use your powers and act, Mr President; Hindustan Times
Unsettling dispute; Letters to the editor Hindustan Times
SSP power plant to arrive soon; Asian Age
Narmada based water supply plan finalised; Asian Age
Up Close and Personal-Medha Patkar; Times of India
NBA denies hand in violence; Times of India
Up Close and Personal-Medha Patkar; Times of India
Gujarat Govt. facing financial crunch; Deccan Herald
Monitoring of Sardar Sarovar Resettlees: A Further Critique ; Judith Whitehead; Economic and Political Weekly, November 4-10, 2000
        Statistical Concoctions and Everyday Lives; Judith Whitehead; July 4th 1999, EPW
        Selectivity and Bias: Recent Reporting on the SSP; D.C.Sah; December 18th 1999, EPW

November 3, 2000

Unquiet flows the Narmada;Ramachandra Guha, Opinion; The Telegraph
The Narmada decision; Rajeev Dhavan, Opinion; The Hindu
Indian Dam will flood villages, pilgrimate sites; The Travel Channel
God of big dams; Letters to the Editor; Times of India
State rejoices over SC verdict on dam; Kutch unhappy; Indian Express
Dam and be damned; Dr.Mnirul Q.Mirza, Opinion; Daily Star (Bangladesh National Daily)
Saurashtrians sore over treatment meted out at dam;Times of India
NBA denies hand in violence; Times of India
Chaos continues at SSP site; Asian Age
Pandya admits administartion collapse at site ; Asian Age
State draws a plan to meet water demand; Asian Age
NBA activists slam Advani's comments; Hindustan Times

November 2, 2000

Social struggles & human rights ; Neera Chandoke; Opinion; The Hindu
For whom the bell tolls; Devaki Jain; Opinion; The Hindu
Verdict that flummoxes; Manoj Mitta; Opinion; Indian Express
The Dam... and its Damned Politics; Sheela Bhatt; Rediff on the Net
Patel sorry for damn mix-up; The Telegraph
Gujarat Minister tenders apology to public for hardships during rally; Indian Express
No Damning Evidence ; Letters to the Editor ; Times of India
Amte condemns SC verdict on dam project ;Times of India
Victory celebrations may turn out a Waterloo for BJP; Hindustan Times

November 1, 2000

Forgotten and damnedPamela Philipose; Opinion; Indian Express
How to make a fair deal every time ; Santanu Mitra; Opinion; The Telegraph
Narmada: The Chicken and Egg Syndrome; Amrish Herdenia; Opinion; Deccan Herald
People cheer as work on Narmada dam resumes; The Hindu
Minister injured in dam site violence; The Hindu
Advani tribute in concrete to iron man ; The Telegraph
Construction of India's largest dam resumes after court ruling; CNN.Com
Mammoth crowd welcome Sardar Sarovar Project; Deccan Herald
Narmada dam construction resumes; Deccan Herald
World Bank not to resume Narmada dam funding; Rediff on the Net
Gujarat ministers at receiving end; Times of India
3,700 buses plied by GSRTC; Times of India
SSP function: Public road transport paralysed in state ; Times of India
Enthusiastic participation at the dam site ; Times of India
Massive celebration to mark beginning of work on the SSP;Times of India
Advani says dam verdict was event of the year ; Times of India
Patkar remarks amount to court contempt: Rana ; Times of India
Violence mars Gujarat govt's Narmada bash; Times of India
Iron Man's golden dream gets realised ; Asian Age
Violent mob sets 9 cars on fire; Asian Age
Narmada dam work starts, ministers hurt ; Asian Age
Violence flares as India resumes dam construction; LA Times
Anti-dam activists attack ministers, burn cars; Hindustan Times
Supreme Court gives Narmada dam go-ahead; Green Left Weekly;
Iron man's golden dream gets realised;;

News from October 2000