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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, No documents since Feb EAC meeting: In continuation of our earlier submissions of Aug 21, 2015, Oct 24,… Continue reading Ken Betwa Project will facilitate water export out of Bundelkhand, It will destroy Panna Tiger Reserve: Letter to EAC

Interlinking of RIvers

NWDA & EIA lies on Ken Betwa River Link nailed by IGF (WL): Will EAC take action against them now?

The official minutes of the 37th meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Board of Wild Life (NBWL) held on Feb 26, 2016, about the Ken Betwa Link Project (KBLP) Phase I have exposed the lies of project developer National Water Development Agency (NWDA) and its consultant for Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) about a… Continue reading NWDA & EIA lies on Ken Betwa River Link nailed by IGF (WL): Will EAC take action against them now?

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LETTERS TO EAC & MOEF: KEN BETWA LINK IS A TRAGEDY: DON’T BURN LIFEBOATS TO STAY WARM ON SINKING TITANIC SHIP

Even as the Expert Appraisal Committee on River Valley and Hydropower Projects sits to decide about Environment Clearance to Ken Betwa River Link Proposal on Feb 8-9, 2016, a number of people have written to the committee against recommending clearance to the project. We are publishing here some of them:

NBWL

Open Letter to NBWL Standing Committee Members: Why NBWL should not consider Ken Betwa River Link Proposal

Above: A fabulous view of Ken river. Nesting sites of Long-billed vultures are to the right. All will go under water if Ken-Betwa linkup is carried out, Photo by AJT Johnsingh November 3, 2015 To Chairman & Members, NBWL Standing Committee, MoEF&CC, New Delhi Respected Chairman and members, We have just learnt that NBWL standing committee is to… Continue reading Open Letter to NBWL Standing Committee Members: Why NBWL should not consider Ken Betwa River Link Proposal

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Ken Betwa River Link Project involves India’s first Major Dam inside National Park: It needs, fresh, credible EIA, not misleading falsehoods from NWDA

Above: A fabulous view of Ken river. Nesting sites of Long-billed vultures are to the right. All will go under water if Ken-Betwa linkup is carried out (Photo by AJT Johnsingh) PREFACE: Following is a submission by the authors to the Ministry of Environment and Forests’ Expert Appraisal Committee on River Valley Projects, sent on Oct… Continue reading Ken Betwa River Link Project involves India’s first Major Dam inside National Park: It needs, fresh, credible EIA, not misleading falsehoods from NWDA

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Letter to MoEF Expert Appraisal Committee: Reject Ken Betwa Proposal

August 21, 2015 To: Chairman and Members, Expert Appraisal Committee on River Valley Projects, Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi Subject: Concerns about Ken Betwa River Link Proposal Respected Chairman and Members, The agenda for the Aug 24-25, 2015 meeting of EAC includes the proposal to consider Environment Clearance for the Ken Betwa… Continue reading Letter to MoEF Expert Appraisal Committee: Reject Ken Betwa Proposal

Environment Impact Assessment · Interlinking of RIvers

Why Ken Betwa EIA by AFCL is unacceptable

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Ken Betwa Riverlink project used for the public hearing to be held on Dec 23 (Silon village in Chhatarpur district) and Dec 27 (Hinouta village in Panna district), 2014 in Madhya Pradesh is, as can be seen from the details below, unscientific, incomplete, inadequate, biased, inconsistent (self contradictory), callous,… Continue reading Why Ken Betwa EIA by AFCL is unacceptable

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Violations in Ken Betwa Riverlink Public Hearings in last week of 2014

The public hearings required for the Ken Betwa River linking project (KBRLP) are to be held on Dec 23 and 27, 2014 at Silon in Chhattarpur and Hinouta in Panna districts of Madhya Pradesh. However, these public hearings violate fundamental legal norms in letter and spirit and should be cancelled and not held till these… Continue reading Violations in Ken Betwa Riverlink Public Hearings in last week of 2014

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DRP News Bulletin 03 July 2017 (Panna Villagers Oppose Ken-Betwa Link Project)

In the month of June 2017 several villages in Panna district Madhya Pradesh have opposed the controversial Ken-Betwa interlinking project. According to locals the project will destroy the Ken River which is the life line of area. Numbers of Village Panchayats have sent their memorandums to District Collector citing negative impact of the project on… Continue reading DRP News Bulletin 03 July 2017 (Panna Villagers Oppose Ken-Betwa Link Project)

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DRP News Bulletin 23 Jan. 2017 (Unjustified Ken-Betwa Link Costs: Bundelkhand To Gain Nothing, Panna To Lose Its Tigers)

SANDRP Blog Little for Bundelkhand, lot for contractors in Ken Betwa river-link The official executive summary of the Detailed Project Report of KBLRP on NWDA website says: “The main objective of the Ken-Betwa link project is to make available water to water deficit areas of upper Betwa basin through substitution from the surplus waters of… Continue reading DRP News Bulletin 23 Jan. 2017 (Unjustified Ken-Betwa Link Costs: Bundelkhand To Gain Nothing, Panna To Lose Its Tigers)