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Monthly Archives: January 2015


Overview of Global Inland Fisheries Conference, 26-28 January 2015: Rivers support Livelihoods and Biodiversity!

The Global Inland Fisheries Conference in Rome, Italy, organized by FAO and Michigan State University concluded on the 28th January 2015. The three day conference meant a lot of things: A platform to present the worth, the potential and the…

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Citizen Memorandum to all political parties in Delhi on Water & Sanitation Imperatives of manifesto

Citizens Solidarity Forum for Right to Water and Sanitation Basti Vikas Kendra, F Block, New Seemapuri, Delhi 110095 Contact: Devendra Kumar, President(9250878059), Depinder Kapur, Convener(9711178181) Date: 26th Jan 2015 Subject: Memorandum for inclusion in your Party manifesto, Delhi Assembly Elections…

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FAO’s First Ever Global Conference on Inland Fisheries in Rome: Opening Day

On this Republic Day of India, when the American President Barack Obama joined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to witness the ever-inspiring Republic Day Parade, 6000 kms away in Rome I heard a Native American woman say, “With colonization, we…

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Headwater Extinctions by Emmanuel Theophilus: SOME CONCERNS

By Prof Prakash Nautiyal, (lotic.biodiversity@gmail.com) HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand I have gone through the report Headwater extinctions: Hydropower projects in the Himalayan reaches of the Ganga and the Beas: A closer look at impacts on fish and river ecosystems…

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State must ensure water accessibility to all: Bombay HC

Blog by Debadityo Sinha (debadityo@gmail.com) (with inputs from Himanshu Thakkar (SANDRP)) In a landmark judgment dated Dec 15, 2014, Mumbai High Court bench of Justices Abhay S Oka & A S Gadkari have ruled: “Right to get water is an integral…

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LET OUR RIVERS LIVE – DELHI DECLARATION

India Rivers Week, 24-27 November 2014, New Delhi

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DAMS, RIVERS & PEOPLE Magazine: Nov – Dec 2014 issue

The Nov Dec 2014 issue of magazine “Dams, Rivers & People” is available at: http://sandrp.in/DRP_Nov_Dec2014.pdf. The front page image of the issue is given below.

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Water Smart Mumbai is possible without river links and big dams! Open Letter to CM Devendra Fadnavis

Above: Forested Valley, now lost forever for the Middle Vaitarna Dam Photo: Parineeta Dandekar  Respected Chief Minister, At the outset we congratulate you for leading some progressive changes in the Water Resources Department of the State. These include decisions about continuing only…

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Pranahita-Chevella Project: Gargantuan Project with Gargantuan Violations

Can you imagine a project-not any project, perhaps India’s largest irrigation project till date- going on for years without most statutory clearances? Can you imagine a project on which Rs 7000 Crores[1] have been spent already but its Dam height…

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Interlinking ‘Conflicts’: Maharashtra se Gujarat tak

Above: A girl from the Par Basin. With drinking water problems plaguing her village and the impending diversion project either from Gujarat or Maharashtra, her hardships will only increase. Photo: Parineeta Dandekar Even as the second meeting of the Special…

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