Rahi Gaikwad

MUMBAI: Ahead of the State Cabinet meeting, usually slated for Wednesday, Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar and people affected by various projects in Maharashtra protested outside Tilak Bhawan, the Congress party headquarters in Mumbai.

Police rushed to the spot and brought Ms. Patkar and the agitators to Azad Maidan by 2.15 p.m.

Pune, October 14 Social activist Medha Patkar has demanded the appointment of an inquiry committee to probe into the land acquisition and diversion of water for developmental projects. Patkar who was in Pune on Monday is touring the state to take up issues of those, who have to bear the ill affect of industrialisation.

Led by Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, thousands of people on Sunday laid an indefinite siege of the Tata Motos' Nano project site at Singur in Hooghly. Twenty-one dharna platforms were erected along the boundary wall of the factory for what Ms Banerjee described as a "peaceful satyagraha'. Belying apprehensions, there was no incident of vandalism or violence although thousands of angry protesters converged on the site. The exemplary restraint demonstrated by the police also averted a confrontation.

Gargi Parsai NEW DELHI: Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar on Saturday said here that the Gujarat government should accept responsibility for the breach

ON March 8, the Narmada Control Authority (NCA) gave the green signal to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam from 110.64 metres to 121.92 m.

1947: The Central Waterways Irrigation and Navigation Commission, acting on the request of the Central Provinces, Berar (now part of the Vidarbha region in Maharashtra) and the Government of Bombay, begins a study of the Navagram project (renamed Sardar Sarovar Project in 1978) for developing the Narmada river system.