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Who exactly needs the Pancheshwar Dam?

“Bolo Jai Jai Baba Bhole”, the Prime Minister Narendrabhai Modi, while speaking at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand in Oct 2017[i], asked the people in audience to chant with him. Indian deity Mahadev, the presiding deity at Kedarnath on the banks of Mandakini river is possibly the closest to rivers and nature among all the deities, as… Continue reading Who exactly needs the Pancheshwar Dam?

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New Grounds Why Pancheshwar Dam Is Unviable Project

Date 3.12.2017 To, The Chairman and members,      The Expert Appraisal Committee,                                                                     River Valley Projects, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt of India, Jor Bagh, New Delhi 110 003 Sub: Urgent submission regarding the Environmental Clearance for the proposed 5040 MW Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project in Uttarakhand and Nepal. Dear Chairman & Members of… Continue reading New Grounds Why Pancheshwar Dam Is Unviable Project

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Pancheshwar Dam’s Public Hearing: Neither People nor Environment were heard

The recently concluded Pancheshwar dam Environment Public Hearing (EPH) is classic example of how undemocratically EPH are conducted against the letter and spirit of EIA notification of Sept 2006. Umpteen violations were committed wilfully during three EPH on Pancheshwar Dam on 09, 11 and 17 August 2017 in Champawat, Pithoragarh and Almora district of Uttarakhand.… Continue reading Pancheshwar Dam’s Public Hearing: Neither People nor Environment were heard

Expert Appraisal Committee · Hydropower · Uttarakhand

Ltr to Expert Appraisal Committee on Env Clearance for 120 MW Sirkari Bhyol Rupsiabagar HEP in Uttarakhand

                                                                                                                              Date: 12.4.2021 To:The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) for River Valley Projects,Ministry of Environment and Forest Officials, Government of India 1. Dr. K. Gopakumar (Chairman), Professor, Department of Electronic SystemsEngineering (Formerly CEDT), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-12. e-mail Id:kgopa@iisc.ac.in 2. Dr. N. Lakshman, Professor, Dept. of Applied Mechanics, National Institute ofTechnology Karnataka, Surathkal Srinivasnagar, Mangalore, Karnataka,… Continue reading Ltr to Expert Appraisal Committee on Env Clearance for 120 MW Sirkari Bhyol Rupsiabagar HEP in Uttarakhand

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

What’s New – 2013

Some Important Documents: Uttarakhand: Existing, under construction and proposed Hydropower Projects: How do they add to the disaster potential in Uttarakhand?, August 2013 Comments on IMG Report on Upper Ganga Hydro, June 2013 Analysis of MoEF’s EAC on River Valley Projects – Zero rejection in six years, Feb 2013 TOR and EC Clearance status for… Continue reading What’s New – 2013

What’s New – 2011

December 2011 Dams, Rivers & People, Nov-Dec 2011, Vol 9 Issue 10-11 INDEX Page No The threat of unsafe Mullaperiyar dam 1 CWC Report on Water Quality Hot Spots says little, hides a lot 5 Dolphins of the Ganga: Few fading, fewer frolicking 8 How to ruin living rivers: Fall of River Shastri 11 Traditional… Continue reading What’s New – 2011

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DRP News Bulletin 9 July 2018: National Meeting on Inland Fishworkers in Delhi on July 10, 2018

The NATIONAL PLATFORM FOR SMALL SCALE FISH WORKERS (INLAND) is convening a Consultative Meeting on Livelihood Issues of Inland Small Scale Fish Workers 10thJuly 2018, Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi. The Invitation letter says: “India is gifted with vast and varied inland water bodies bearing rich fish resources.Rivers and canals, reservoirs, ponds and tanks, oxbow… Continue reading DRP News Bulletin 9 July 2018: National Meeting on Inland Fishworkers in Delhi on July 10, 2018

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Photo Journey along free flowing Lohit River in Arunachal Pradesh

Guest Blog by Nivedita Khandekar An abundance of a river and fast diminishing forests This photo-story chronicles the various moods of Lohit river from the point it enters India to the point where it is joined by two equally big rivers to form the mighty Brahmaputra. All photographs taken by Nivedita Khandekar during various journeys… Continue reading Photo Journey along free flowing Lohit River in Arunachal Pradesh

What’s New – 2009

December 2009 SRI in Chhattisgarh Brochure (Hindi) September 2009 SRI in Chhattisgarh Poster (Hindi) September 2009 Hydro Electric Projects on River Ganga in Uttarakhand December 2009 Dams, Rivers and People: October-November 2009 Index Page No Agriculture growth could reduce by over 6? 1 Dam displaced adi vasis accused of forest encroachment 2 The Dal Lake: Looki ng beyond Pollution 4 HC interventi… Continue reading What’s New – 2009