River Sand Mining in India in 2016-II- Governments Show no Will to Regulate


  In the second part of three-part blog series SANDRP presents an overview of steps taken by Central and State Governments on this issue of river sand mining practices in the year 2016. CENTRAL GOVERNMENT The year 2016 started with…

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Cauvery: Is there will for way forward? Will constitution of CMB help?


Above Map of Cauvery basin from Indian Express, Sept 22, 2016 Higher demands than availability is the key problem in Cauvery basin. transparent, participatory, democratic, rule based management of demands over supply is the key need. Unfortunately, we do not…

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River Sand Mining in India in 2015 – II – Government acts of omissions and commissions


Unsustainable sand mining from riverbeds can have huge social, environmental, geomorphic and disastrous impacts for rivers. In this three part reports; SANDRP is trying to provide a picture of what happened on this issue in 2015 in India. In the…

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Public Pressure Leads to Changes in Kerala Dam Operation

Peringal Dam
Photo: CPSS

Kerala Govt Agrees to Change Operation of Chalakudy River Hydropower Project: Public Pressure Leads to Changes in Dam Operation The decision to increase off-peak generation at Poringalkuthu Left Bank Hydro Electric Project (PLB HEP) in Chalakudy River, taken at a…

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