"They cannot be submerged without proper resettlement according to the Narmada Water Dispute Tribunal and Supreme Court judgments of 1992, 2000 and 2005"
The Narmada Bachao Andolan group, which has been fighting for the villagers, claims that if the Sardar Sarovar is filled to 139 metres, 244 villages in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra will be inundated. This will affect over 45,000 families who have not got yet been fully compensated.
Senior advocate Sanjay Parikh spoke to Communalism Combat and Newsclick on the issue of Sardar Sarovar dam case. He talks about the legal aspects of the case and how the Supreme Court judgements of 1992, 2002 and 2005 have just not been implemented.
After a recent trip to the villages that face submergence, Parikh describes how the villages in the submergence zone are full of life and activity.