By Samar Bagchi
A mail came to me in the morning today that Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) has achieved a historic victory of termination of Maheswar dam project on Narmada after a long struggle of 23 years. The news brought to my memory of my visit to the two villages Baghmara and Siulibari, adjacent to the Panchet dam site in Purulia district, some 3 or so decades back. I saw the destitute condition of the villagers, who had been displaced by Panchet Dam, of the dilapidated villages. About 10-15 years back Sm. Medha Patkar requested me if I could send her some information about the displaced persons due to DVC dams.
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