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Water monitoring challenge in Yamuna basin- Educating communites along the river about the importance of water testing & quality
Water, water everywhere, not a drop to drink! How truly these lines depict the picture of present scenario. There are lots of organizations, people and experts involved in the discussions and making efforts at international level to have safe, sustainable drinking water for all. Yet the efforts are not enough… Posted on 03 Jan, 2013 11:01 PM

Water, water everywhere, not a drop to drink!  How truly these lines depict the picture of present scenario. There are lots of organizations, people and experts involved in the discussions and making efforts at international level to have safe, sustainable drinking water for all. Yet the efforts are not enough…

ADB funded hydro projects in Himachal Pradesh: Disastrous experience - Press release by Him Dhara, SANDRP and HLJM
The Asian Development Bank is financing four hydro projects under the misleading name of 'Himachal Clean Energy Development Programme'. Posted on 06 Jun, 2011 06:07 PM


South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and PeopleReport questions ADB funded projects under the 'Himachal Clean Energy Development Programme'.

  • ADB loans for four hydroprojects at eco-fragile zones
  • Livelihood concerns and environmental issues un-addressed
  • Section 17/4 – Urgency clause being used by HPPCL for forced acquisition of land
  • Poor EIA reports and non compliance to environmental norms

Recently, a Public Hearing for the World Bank funded Luhri Hydro Electric had to be cancelled after public protests making it clear that the environmental and social impacts of Hydropower projects as well as the increasing gap between their promise and performance, especially in the Himalayan region have become issues of serious concern. And yet these projects continue to be promoted in the garb of renewable and clean energy. So much so that governments are borrowing millions of rupees from international banks and financial institutions to fund these so called 'green' projects.The four ADB financed hydro power projects being constructed by HPPCL include the 195 MW Integrated Kashang Stage I, II and III and the 402 MW Shongtong-Karccham in Kinnaur. The other two projects are the 111 MW Sawara-Kuddu hydropower projects in Shimla district and the 100 MW Sainj hydropower project in Kullu District.

Immediate moratorium sought on clearances for large dams in northeast India - Press release by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (Assam)
Recent times have seen many concerns raised both about individual and cumulative impacts (downstream and upstream) of multiple dams planned in the North East region. Posted on 14 Dec, 2010 10:56 PM


23rd November 2010, New Delhi

  • Seeking a moratorium on clearances for large dams in Northeast India
  • Withdrawal of clearances granted to 2000 MW Lower Subansiri, 1750 MW Demwe Lower & 1500 MW Tipaimukh dams
  • Future steps on hydropower projects and dams only after full, prior and informed consent of people in the region
  • Protect the Brahmaputra river basin as a cultural and ecological endowment
Salvaging and scapegoating: Slum evictions on Chennai’s waterways - EPW paper
This document discusses the historical shifts in the governance of urban water and the urban poor in cities, their reflection in the transformed cultural and political imagery of rivers in Chennai. Posted on 02 Aug, 2010 01:03 AM

The paper highlights the case of recent projects that have been planned on the river Cooum in Chennai.

Suggestions for a modified approach towards implementation and assessment of Ganga Action Plan
The paper examines the need for an alternative implementation and assessment methodology of River Action Plans in India, through an illustration of ‘Ganga Action Plan' (GAP). Posted on 11 Jun, 2009 03:20 PM

This paper is written by Vinod Tare, Purnendu Bose and Santosh Gupta of IIT Kanpur to examine the need for an alternative implementation and assessment methodology of River Action Plans in India. The paper illustrates of ‘Ganga Action Plan' (GAP) and its implementation near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, to assess the methodology.

Social regulations in water management in a village in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh- a case study on livelihood transformation
In Mogali Chetla Tanda, Andhra Pradesh, the community took control of managing ground water by introducing social regulations which led to complete transformation of livelihood and stopped migration Posted on 14 May, 2009 04:24 PM

Groundwater depletion has reached such alarming proportions in the semi-arid and arid regions, despite huge investments in watershed development programmes by the state and central governments and the international donor community. One of the stated aims of these programmes is to mitigate drought and ensure water availability throughout the year.

Urban water crisis in Delhi - Stakeholders responses and potential scenarios of evolution
This paper proposes to question private abstraction of groundwater due to mismanagement of public utility in Delhi Posted on 12 May, 2009 04:39 PM

This paper on urban water crisis in Delhi looks at stakeholders responses and potential scenarios of evolution. An inadequate piped water supply from the public utility, characterized by intermittence and unreliability, and supplemented by private uncontrolled groundwater abstraction, is a common feature of most Indian cities as well as other developing cities in the w

Ramakrishna Mission Lokasiksha Parishad (RKMLSP) promotes land shaping for crop irrigation and to prevent water stagnation in Sunderbans, West Bengal (part 2 of 2)
Ramakrishna Mission Lokasiksha Parishad (RKMLSP) undertakes a unique project of land shaping in low-lying area of Sunderbans, West Bengal Posted on 06 May, 2009 12:44 PM

How does Land Shaping bring a change? 

Ramakrishna Mission Lokasiksha Parishad (RKMLSP) promotes land shaping for crop irrigation and to prevent water stagnation in Sunderbans, West Bengal (part 1 of 2)
Ramakrishna Mission Lokasiksha Parishad (RKMLSP) undertakes a unique project of land shaping in low-lying area of Sunderbans, West Bengal Posted on 06 May, 2009 10:35 AM

The low-lying area of the Sundarbans in West Bengal is well-known for frequent floods and cyclones. Water stagnates from June-July and remains muddy upto December making it impossible to grow any crop except the low yielding variety.

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