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Landslide Dam on Sonam River in Uttarkashi: Threat to people and structures in the downstream area

Above: Landslide Dam over Sonam River in Uttarkashi  Dist in Uttarakhand (Photo from Jagran.com) A landslide on Sonam river (Bhagirathi basin) in Bhatwari block in Uttarakashi district in Uttarakhand has blocked the flow of the river and created a lake…

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DRP News Bulletin 25 July 2016 (Tawang residents protest against unfulfilled promises)

Arunachal Tawang residents protest against unfulfilled promises Hundreds of residents on July 22 marched through the streets of Tawang, the home district of newly elected CM Pema Khandu, in protest against non-fulfillment of their demand for jobs to kith and kins…

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DRP News Bulletin 11 July 2016 (Namami Gange proving mere an extension of Ganga Action Plan)

Ganga Manthan to Ganga Act: No progress made Chairing the 6th meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority on July 04  Water Minister Uma Bharti has said that a new act will be formulated for speedy implementation of Namami…

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COP21: Climate Initiatives Must Not Include Large Hydropower Projects- NGOs

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), International Rivers, South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) December 3, 2015 In a global manifesto released today, a coalition of more than 300 civil society organizations…

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Yamuna River Story

River Yamuna is fifth longest river of India. For past many centuries the river has been integral part of Indian culture. It has been sustaining means of livelihoods to millions. Many, in pursuit of spiritual inspiration venerate it with great…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin, August 24, 2015

MAHARASHTRA DROUGHT Stop westward diversion of water from Bhima-Krishna basin:SANDRP (21 Aug. 2015) The Report is based on interview of Parineeta Dandekar of SANDRP and provides the steps that the Maharashtra govt can take to reduce drought and water scarcity…

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Maletha; Battle won but war remains to be fought

Chronicle of an emphatic victory against crushers continued from May 2015 onwards After hosting two days long workshop on Sustainable Mountain Development (02-03 May 2015) Maletha continued its agitation against stone crushers. The event popularised the villagers’ strength and struggle…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin, July 06, 2015

HYDROPOWER NORTH-EAST: ARUNACHAL PRADESH: 4 hydroelectric projects including 2000 MW Subansiri denied environmental clearance (02 July 2015) ” The committee also noted that public hearings for the projects had not been conducted and asked the power developers to submit response…

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Dams, Rivers & People News Bulletin: June 1, 2015

Dams, Rivers & People News Update (22-31 May 2015) MORE BAD NEWS FOR INDIAN FARMERS:  http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=122218 Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Earth Science 02-June-2015 15:20 IST Dr Harsh Vardhan Says – “It’s not Just an Unusually Hot…

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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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