Arunachal Pradesh

EIA-EMP of Kalai II Hydropower Project Doesn’t Comply with its Terms of Reference

Kalai II HEP – Status of compliance with TOR in EIA and EMP: Serious non compliance of EIA-EMP: EIA-EMP must go back to consultants WAPCOS Public hearing based on such EIA-EMP will not be legally valid The EIA EMP reports of the proposed 1200 MW Kalai II HEP in Lohit basin in Anjaw district in… Continue reading EIA-EMP of Kalai II Hydropower Project Doesn’t Comply with its Terms of Reference

Arunachal Pradesh

Critique of Kalai II HEP’s Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Study and Environment Management Plan

The 1200 MW Kalai II HEP located on LohitRiver in Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh is being developed by Kalai Power Private Limited (KPPL), which is the Special Purpose Vehicle of Reliance Power Limited. The company had signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh on 2-Mar-09. The EIA consultant for the… Continue reading Critique of Kalai II HEP’s Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Study and Environment Management Plan

Arunachal Pradesh

Letter to APSPCB – Public Hearing for Kalai-II HEP to be held Violating the Norms

15 January, 2014 To: Member Secretary, ArunachalPradeshState Pollution Control Board, Itanagar. Sub: Violations in public hearing to be held on Jan 18, 2014 for 1200 MW Kalai – II HEP Respected Sir, The Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (APSPCB) has proposed to conduct a public hearing for the 1200 MW Kalai – II project… Continue reading Letter to APSPCB – Public Hearing for Kalai-II HEP to be held Violating the Norms

Dams

पंचेश्वर बॉध की अनुचित, अन्यायपूर्ण एवं गैरकानूनी पर्यावरण जनसुनवाई रद्द हो

Featured Image: Saryu River winding through Pithoragarh by Sumit Mahar, HIMDHARA This is Hindi version of SANDRP petition submitted to District Magistrate Almora, Pithoragarh and Regional Official, Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board, Uttarakhand pleading them to postpone the unfair and unjust public hearing of Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project on Mahakali River. The English version of… Continue reading पंचेश्वर बॉध की अनुचित, अन्यायपूर्ण एवं गैरकानूनी पर्यावरण जनसुनवाई रद्द हो

Dams · Environment Impact Assessment · Ministry of Environment and Forests · Ministry of Water Resources · Nepal · Public Hearing

Cancel Pancheshwar Dam Public Hearings: It involves too many violations and illegalities

From: SANDRP, 50-D, AD block, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi 88 we4earth@gmail.com, https://sandrp.wordpress.com/ August 11 2017 To 1. District Magistrate, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand dm-pit-ua@nic.in 2. Chairman/ Regional office incharge, Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board, Dehradun, dkjoshi21@yahoo.com COPY to: 1. IA Division (River Valley Projects) MoEF, Delhi 2. Chairman and Members of Expert Appraisal Committee on River Valley… Continue reading Cancel Pancheshwar Dam Public Hearings: It involves too many violations and illegalities

Dams · India Rivers Week

North-East India (Excluding-Brahmputra) Rivers Profile

The River system in North East, other than the Brahmaputra, can be classified as the Barak River system and minor Rivers flowing to Bangladesh and Burma. The Barak River, Gumti River, Myntdu River etc are some of the major Rivers flowing to Bangladesh, while the Kaladan River, the Manipur River, Tizu River etc flowing  in… Continue reading North-East India (Excluding-Brahmputra) Rivers Profile

Floods · Interlinking of RIvers · Kosi · Narmada · Uttarakhand

CWPRS: A 100-year-old institute remains uni-dimensional; has no achievement to show

Jawaharlal Nehru who famously celebrated large dams as “temples of modern India” later termed them as “disease of giganticism”.[i] The fascination wore out after witnessing the huge sacrifice of the vulnerable and unfulfilled promises. Government of India however has continued with the worship of giant structures such as big dams, ports, hydropower projects etc. Even… Continue reading CWPRS: A 100-year-old institute remains uni-dimensional; has no achievement to show

Arunachal Pradesh · Cumulative Impact Assessment · Hydropower Performance

Hydropower projects in India: Important 2015 Developments

Above: Penstock burst of Sorang Hydropower Project in Himachal Pradesh (Photo: Himdhara) Indian government continues to have very ambitious hydropower targets, even though all the evidence suggests why we should be reviewing it. As per Central Electricity Authority, India has 42641 MW of installed capacity from large hydropower projects at the end of Dec 2015.… Continue reading Hydropower projects in India: Important 2015 Developments