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The Narmada Dam Controversy

India takes pride in the Sardar Sarovar Dam also commonly called the Narmada Dam. Located over the Narmada River near Navagam in Gujarat, it is the world’s second largest concrete gravity dam, by volume, after the Grand Coulee in the United States. The dam’s foundation stone was laid by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1961 and since 1979 when it became operational, it has irrigated large parts of water starved regions of Kutch and Saurashtra. Besides irrigation, […]

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