Release water from Koyna & Tata dams to drought hit Karnataka, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh Large parts of South India, including parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are facing unprecedented drought and water scarcity. However, Maharashtra is sending OUT…

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“Water is not a private property of some groups”: Bombay High Court directs release of water from Private Dams like the Tata Dams

In a welcome move, Hon. Bombay High Court vacation bench of Justices Bhushan Gavai and Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi, while hearing multiple clubbed petitions about drought and the state’s response, has passed a strong order recommending release of water stored in PRIVATE DAMS and…

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Open letter to Tata Sustainability Group to stop westward diversion of Bhima basin water by Tata Hydro projects

From: Parineeta Dandekar (Pune) & Himanshu Thakkar (Delhi) South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers & People (SANDRP), August 20, 2015 TO: Tata Sustainability Group Army & Navy Building, 2nd Floor Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mumbai 400001, Shankar Venkateswaran…

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Open Letter to Chief Minister of Maharashtra: Stop Westwards diversion of water from Krishna basin

OPEN LETTER TO HON. CHIEF MINISTER OF MAHARASHTRA: Water Diversion from Krishna basin by Koyna and Tata Dams: Maharashtra is violating Human Rights, National & State Water Policy August 18, 2015 Dear Shri Devendra Fadnavis, As we all know, large…

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As Krishna Bhima basin farmers in Maharashtra, Karnataka, AP & Telangana face drought, crop failure, Water scarcity, Maharashtra DIVERTED 350 MCM water from the basin & stored another 2535 MCM reserved to release, literally to sea!

(Photo above: Koyna Dam) Large parts of Krishna basin spanning Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are facing massive rainfall deficits, drought like conditions and crop failures. The tail-end reservoirs of Srisailam and Nagarjun Sagar are almost empty. Telangana and…

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