Medha Patkar

Medha Patkar is a social activist who has led the struggle for the people affected by the controversial Sardar Sarovar Project on the Narmada River in Gujarat, India. She founded the Narmada Bachoao Andolan and National Alliance of People's Movements and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Goldman Environmental Prize, Amnesty International's Human Rights Defender's Award and the BBC's Green Ribbon Award.

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So we are basically fighting this battle for an alternative economic and political perspective against the present development paradigm, which is being imposed on the people and the market.

From the Film A Threat to Living Communities