Narmada : Inquiry into Displacement, Resettlement and Rehabilitation of People Affected by the Sardar Sarovar Project; 2004 - Indian People’s Tribunal on Environment and Human Rights (IPT)

The Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP), a multi-purpose dam project built in the Narmada River Valley, has been challenged on several accounts by the thousands of families affected by the Project. The withdrawal of the World Bank from the project in I993, the Supreme Court case, petitions to the monitoring agencies - the Narmada Control Authority (NCA) and the Grievances Redressal Authority (GRA), have all played an important role in the people’s struggle against the violation of their fundamental right to life and livelihood. It is with this background that the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) requested the IPT to conduct an inquiry. The Indian People’s Tribunal (IPT) constituted an independent citizen's panel to investigate, through a series of public hearings, Into the situation of displacement resettlement, and rehabilitation of families and villages affected as a result of the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP).