Category Archives: Medha Patkar

Laureates Show Solidarity with Patkar’s Protest

1991 Laureate Medha Patkar (India) and her colleagues at Narmada Bachao Andolan have begun a six-day march through the banks of the Narmada river on 6 August. They are protesting the decision by the Indian government to raise the water level of the Sardar Sarovar Dam. The march culminated in a Jal Satyagrah, a method […]

Governments in favour of huge dams

In Chile as well as in India disputed dam projects got approved by the respective governments.Protests followed the approval of the damming of two rivers as part of the HidroAysén project in Chile on May 9. The government argues that Chile needs to strengthen its energy production for poverty alleviation and growth. Opposing voices – […]