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.
From: SANDRP, 50-D, AD block, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi 88 firstname.lastname@example.org, https://sandrp.wordpress.com/ August 11 2017 To 1. District Magistrate, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand email@example.com 2. Chairman/ Regional office incharge, Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board, Dehradun, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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
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
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
How recent orders and guidelines issued by MoEFCC to “streamline” clearances are missing main problems of the system in their bid to please the industry.