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The Sad State Of These Persons Called Ganga & Yamuna – Can State Protect Them?

Guest Blog by: Chicu Lokgariwar It’s a girl! And another girl! On March 20 2017, the High Court of Uttarakhand in an unforeseen move, bestowed ‘legal personhood’ on the Ganga and the Yamuna. Ten days later, as people were still…

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DRP News Bulletin 01 Feb. 2016 (Experts suggest ways to revive Madurai’s dying rivers)

Tamil Nadu Experts suggest six ways to revive dying Madurai’s rivers According to a paper entitled Future Proofing Indian Cities: Towards an approach to spatial and social analysis for sustainable development of Madurai by Jayaraj Sundaresan Development Planning Unit, University College…

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DRP News Bulletin 25 Jan. 2016 (Save & Grow: FAO supports SRI)

“Save & Grow” FAO supports SRI A new FAO book out on 18 Jan.16 takes a close look at how the world’s major cereals maize, rice and wheat can be grown in ways that respect and even leverage natural ecosystems.  FAO…

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Kinnaur in crisis; Sheer Negligence in hydro projects claiming lives. Who is accountable?

Above: Entirely destabilised house next to 100 MW Sorang HEP transmission lines Photo: Sumit Mahar Immediate Press Statement from Himdhara 02/12/15 In the last two weeks a half a dozen lives have been lost in the Kinnaur region alone in three separate…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin, Sep 28, 2015 (The reality behind much hyped Godavari-Kirshana Interlinking project)

Godavari Krishna River Linking: Are we celebrating an illegal, unnecessary & misconceived water transfer project? SANDRP recent blog investigates and exposes the reality behind much hyped Godavari-Kirshana Interlinking project which is in true sense mere a pumping of water projects that…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin, 20 July, 2015

HYDROPOWER NORTH-EAST ARUNACHAL PRADESH: Green clearance to Dibang Project challenged in NGT (17 July 2015) The 2880 MW Dibang Multipurpose Project will see construction of a mammoth 278-metre tall concrete gravity dam and it will submerge a vast forest area…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin, June 8, 2015

HYDROPOWER Hydro power to be stressed due to deficit monsoon this year: Piyush Goyal (03 June 2015) The minister rightly mentions that failed monsoon on one hand will curtail power generation from hydro plants on the other it will increase…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin (April-May 2015)

HYDROPOWER “Right now, hydel is almost stalled”: Piyush Goyal (18 May 2015) Union Power Minister makes some candid comments on Hydro: “Right now, hydel is almost stalled. We have Teesta stuck for various reasons. Subansiri, Maheshwar, Lower Subansiri, all of…

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Maletha; Redefining ‘Development’ to Protect Cultural and Natural Heritage

About Maletha Placed in middle Himalaya, Maletha[1] is a prosperous village of about 450 households in Tehri district of Uttarakhand. The village is settled next to National Highway 58, on right bank of Alaknanda River at a vertical distance of 400…

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