Life in the Fast Lane
After more than a week of fasting to protest the giant Sardar Sarovar hydroelectric dam being built by the Indian government, environmental activist Medha Patkar has been told by a doctor that she is weak and should go to the hospital. Patkar and six others began their hunger strikes on 17 Sep., demanding that the government return tribal farmland that it had seized around the site of the dam. The Sardar Sarovar is slated to be the largest of 3,200 dams built on the Narmada River and its tributaries.
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