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Aruna Roy unhappy with NAC

Posted by rtiact2005 on June 22, 2006

Aruna Roy unhappy with NAC


 Rajan Mahan

Thursday, June 22, 2006 (Jaipur):

Social activist and Magsaysay Award winner Aruna Roy has spoken out on why she decided to quit the National Advisory Council (NAC).

Ever since she refused to renew her membership two days ago, there has been intense speculation on why Roy took this decision.

But in an exclusive chat with NDTV, she said that she was unhappy with the functioning of the NAC, which was set up to oversee the implementation of the government's common minimum programme (CMP).

She added that she was particularly upset over the lack of rehabilitation for tribals affected by the Narmada dam.

Aruna Roy had joined the NAC two years ago and was a prime mover in the enactment of the Right to Information (RTI) Act and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (NREGP) Act.

For now, the activist plans to intensify her campaign for better implementation of these crucial acts.


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