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Ten Years Ago...

From "The Greater Common Good", Outlook, May 24, 1999

Ten Years Ago...
Ten Years Ago...
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“The last person I met in the valley was Bhaiji Bhai. He is a Tadvi tribal from Undava, one of the first villages where the government began to acquire land for the Wonder Canal and its 75,000-kilometre network. Bhaiji Bhai lost 17 of his 19 acres to the Wonder Canal. It crashes through his land, 700 feet wide, including its walkways and steep, sloping embankments, like a velodrome for giant bicyclists.

The canal network affects more than 2,00,000 families. 1,00,000 people, will be, like Bhaiji Bhai, seriously affected. They don’t count as ‘Project Affected’ and are not entitled to rehabilitation.

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