ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Oustees of Indira Sagar Dam

The town of Harsud in Madhya Pradesh, facing submergence under the Narmada Valley Project, was evacuated almost overnight. But although the authorities had 20 years to prepare for the resettlement of the oustees, when the deadline approached there was no rehabilitation plan in place. Inadequate compensation, loss of livelihood and lack of alternative employment portend a grim future for the displaced people.

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