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Cabinet expresses concern over Medha's health

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 5 (UNI) A meeting of the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, today expressed concern over the ''health condition'' of fasting Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar, who has launched an agitation against the proposed increase in the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam.

The Cabinet also took note of the fact that three Ministers -- Saifuddin Soz (Water Resources), Meira Kumar (Social Justice and Empowerment) and Prithviraj Chavan (MOS, PMO) -- would be visiting the dam site to review the rehabilitation programme for the displaced families in the light of the Supreme Court verdict and the provisions of the project.

The programme would be ''fully implemented'' under strict monitoring and this had been conveyed to Ms Patkar when the three Ministers called on her yesterday, Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee told reporters.


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