Rediscovering Narmada Valley
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Narmada, the fifth longest river of the Indian subcontinent, has been the lifeline of the valley since time immemorial. The river winds its way through four states of India—Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. Post independence, the government of India proposed to build several dam projects on Narmada with the aim of providing drinking water, irrigation, and power for the increasing population. However, Narmada has always remained a conflict zone, be it for the disputes between the states for water share, the raising of concerns by the social activists and environmentalists for the ecological degradation caused by the projects, or the arresting issue of displacement and rehabilitation. Narmada Valley has been a subject of wider discussion at the national and international level.

Rediscovering Narmada Valley is the author’s dexterous presentation of the past and the present-day Narmada Valley in a comprehensive, systematic, and chronological manner. The author has judiciously displayed an unbiased account of the inter-state disputes, the politics of Narmada water, and public opposition against Narmada Valley’s large dam projects.

Adil  Khan
Adil Khan

Adil Khan is a postgraduate in Science and has done his MBA in Media Management. The author is Senior Public Relations Executive in Narmada Valley Development Department in Madhya Pradesh. He has been associated with Narmada Valley issues for more than two decades. 

During his long association as an officer of Narmada Valley Department, he has travelled extensively in the valley to enrich his knowledge and discover the facts related to Narmada and Narmada Valley.