Dams

Ken Betwa Project will facilitate water export out of Bundelkhand, It will destroy Panna Tiger Reserve: Letter to EAC

June 1, 2016

To

Chairman and Members of EAC on River Valley Projects, MoEF, New Delhi

Urgent: Concerns about Ken Betwa Project on EAC agenda for Environment Clearance for meeting on June 2-3, 2016

Respected Chairman and Members,

  1. No documents since Feb EAC meeting: In continuation of our earlier submissions of Aug 21, 2015, Oct 24, 2015, Feb 6, 2016 and April 15, 2016, we are writing to you again since the Ken Betwa Link is again on the EAC agenda for the meeting on June 2-3, 2016. It may be noted that after the project was earlier considered by the EAC latest in the meeting on Feb 8-9, 2016, no new documents are available on the EC website. This itself is a serious lacuna since this means that all concerned are in dark as to why the project is being reconsidered by the EAC, what progress has been achieved since the last meeting. This is also in violation of the orders of the Central Information Commission that required all such documents be available in public domain at least ten days in advance of the meeting.

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Dams, Rivers & People

DRP Magazine: April May 2016 issue

The April May 2016 issue of our magazine “Dams, Rivers & People” are now available online at following links:

DRP Apr May 2016: Image of the cover page, including index is given below.
DRP Apr May 2016

April May 2016 DRP Magazine Cover Page

 

The issue is focused on the unprecedented drought that about 400 million people are facing this year. The six articles  in this issue with separate links to each are given below:

  1. Marathwada Drought
  2. Karnataka Drought
  3. Telangana Drought
  4. Andhra Pradesh Drought
  5. Odisha Drought
  6. Supreme Court order on failure of government in tackling drought

We are also publishing weekly DRP news bulletins, the latest issues can be seen at following links:

https://sandrp.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/drp-news-bulletin-30-may-2016-centres-new-wetland-protection-rules-reinforces-the-stereotype-that-govt-see-wetlands-as-wastelands/

AND https://sandrp.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/drp-news-bulletin-23-may-2016-why-large-hydro-is-not-justified/

 

 

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