"We Want to Live Together and Die Together"

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Narmada River Valley Trip Report

The reservoir of the Sardar Sarovar dam, which is being built on the Narmada River in India, will submerge 245 villages and displace over 43,000 families. Each year, the rains of the monsoon season add more water to the reservoir, permanently submerging villages and towns. This process will continue until the reservoir is full.

“We Want to Live Together and Die Together”, a report by Adrienne Fitch-Frankel, investigates the adequacy of resettlement and rehabilitation offered to those who will be or have been displaced by the Narmada River Dam. It also explores the immediate impact of the monsoon on the lives of families who were affected during the 2006 monsoon season.