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“Narmada Bachao Aandolan” raised many social, environmental and economic issues that opposed the construction of dams:
•As dams require large ground base, a huge number of local communities are displaced from their original place of settlement without proper compensation.
•Construction of dams increase soil salinity and promote soil erosion.
•It causes deforestation on a large scale as a lot of forest cover is cut down. Deforestation also stimulates earthquakes.
•Rich biodiversity is lost and wildlife affected.
•Dam construction needs a lot of capital investment. Consequently a lot of public money is wasted without any benefits.
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