Significant research demonstrates that large dams incur considerably more costs than
benefits, and it has been amply confirmed that the social and ecological damage that results from
large dams is prohibitive and disproportionately borne by marginalized peoples and cultures . The Indira Sagar Pariyojana
in Khandwa district in Madhya Pradesh to be no exception.

In India, the state remains intent on building large dams even as other nations undertake
to progressively decommission them. The Indira Sagar Dam, according to government
documents, will fully submerge 69 villages and partially submerge between 180-186 villages. It is
important to note that the state habitually differentiates between partially and fully submerging
villages to deemphasize the scope of displacement and state responsibilities to affected peoples.
Typically, in time, most partially submerged villages are either fully submerged or rendered
uninhabitable.

Here you can find Satellite images before & after period of Dam construction, which expressing more than any numbers.

Click link –Indira sagar reservoir affected in Satellite Imagery – Presentation About Change in Land.

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Survey conducted by the Narmada Bachao Andolan in collaboration with other organizations
and independent researchers in August-September 2004. according to –WITHOUT LAND OR LIVELIHOOD

Villages (30) & Town (1) Oustee Families Submergence (Land in Hectares)
1. Ambakhal 332 322.95
2. Bandria 454 250.16
3. Banjari 425 191.02
4. Bhaiswada 69 49.72
5. Bhartar 85 25.87
6. Bhawarli 293 151.86
7. Bicholamal 57 146.36
8. Billodmal 397 584.46
9. Brahmogaon 160 362.89
10. Chikli 411 580.9
11. Dabri 252 141.99
12. Darkali 116 80
13. Dhanwani Mafi 430 404.43
14. Durjanpura 0 13.18
Might indicate government land to be submerged.
15. Harsud (Town) 6166 1019.1
16. Hathnora 25 250.27
17. Igria 166 498.92
18. Jamkota 750 106.02
19. Jhagdia Mal 320 173.63
20. Jhingadhad 252 311.04
21. Khamkheda 300 178.68
22. Lahadpur Raiyyat 160 122.3
23. Navalpura 300 296.3
24. Piplani 597 117.55
25. Piplia Mafi 94 6.61
26. Pratappura 145 109.26
27. Purni 1005 934.86
28. Siralia 150 101.29
29. Siwar 120 207.92
30. Sonpura Khurd 225 349.42
31. Sonpura Raiyyat 195 178.43

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