Why was Narmada Bachao Andolan started?

Narmada Bachao Andolan was started to help the people displaced by the Sardar Sarovar dam. Narmada Bachao Andolan also was known as NBA is a social movement formed by activist Medha Patkar.

About Narmada Bachao Andolan

Narmada Bacha Andolan movement comprised of human activist, farmers, Adivasis, and people established on the bank of the Narmada river.

  • Their mode of campaign includes court actions, hunger strikes, rallies, and gathering support from notable film and art personalities.
  • Narmada Bachao Andolan has its leading spokespersons Medha Patkar and Baba Amte.
  • The main cause of this movement was large scale dam construction beside the Narmada River.
  • This caused a huge displacement of people in these areas due to the slow progress of the government’s rehabilitation policy.

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