Lohit Basin Peoples’ forum for Project Affected Families Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh Press Note … Continue reading Kalai II Public Hearing Held by Suppressing the Public
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
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
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
The disaster management department seems completely absent from the scene either in terms of pre disaster monitoring or in taking steps to save lives during the disaster. In fact, there should have been an early warning system in place that could have saved many more lives. But it does not exist. Either Rishiganga/ Dhauliganga basin or anywhere else in Uttarakhand.
The floods brought increased awareness among the people on the need to protect wetlands and other water bodies in Kashmir. In Jan 2020, the Jammu & Kashmir Eco Watch, a voluntary environment group was created to bring together volunteers on to a single platform to take up eco-initiatives to protect the wetlands, forests or lakes in their own neighbourhood.
Four different news on River Sand Mining catch our eye, with common underlying theme of NEXUS of government and miners on the one hand and IMPUNITY of the sand miners in indulging in mindless violence. In Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, no less than the Supreme Court (SC) and National Green Tribunal (NGT) respectively expose… Continue reading DRP NB 7 Dec 2020: Courts expose NEXUS and IMPUNITY in Sand Mining. Will any commensurate consequences follow?
Central Water Commission (CWC) monitors water level at several hundred sites in the country during monsoon every year. It publishes this information on its Flood Forecast (FF) website[I]. The website has three ways to get this information: Data Flow Map, List Based Exploration, and Hydrograph view. The Hydrograph view provides information for past 72 hours,… Continue reading Overview of CWC’s Flood Forecasting Sites 2019: North East India
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
From: SANDRP, 50-D, AD block, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi 88 email@example.com, https://sandrp.wordpress.com/ August 11 2017 To 1. District Magistrate, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand firstname.lastname@example.org 2. Chairman/ Regional office incharge, Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board, Dehradun, email@example.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