PM Modi visited Kevadiya village to take part in the 'Namami Narmada' festival celebrated by the Gujarat government to mark the filling up of the dam to its full reservoir level.
64-year-old Patkar is on a hunger strike for the past nine days seeking proper and speedy rehabilitation of those displaced by the Sardar Sarovar Dam project.
Among Medha Patkar's demands was opening of the sluice gates of the Dam, since rising backwater has flooded areas around Barwani.
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Time’s running out and nature won’t stick around too long if we go at the rate the human race is going.
Due to the submergence of the Rajghat Bridge, commuters are facing the issue and are taking the risk every day by crossing this bridge to reach their respective workplace.
Presently lodged at the Dhar district jail (350 km from Bhopal), Patkar was arrested by the district police on Wednesday evening, hours after she was discharged from the Bombay Hospital in Indore.
According to sources, a team of doctors has been constantly monitoring her health. Since she has refused to break her fast, the doctors could give her only water and medicines through intravenous rout
The "Narmada Bachao Andolan" founder began fasting in Dhar's Chikhalda village on July 27, demanding proper rehabilitation and resettlement of those affected by the Sardar Sarovar Project.