Polavaram

  • CWC allows preparation of DPR while TN objects to the Mekedatu project on the Cauvery river The Central Water Commission (CWC) has given a go-ahead to the Karnataka government to prepare a detailed project report on the construction of a reservoir on the Cauvery river near Mekedatu. The Tamil ...
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  • Additional funds of over Rs 1,300 crore allocated to dam safety project The Centre has approved the revision of the cost estimate for the ongoing Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) from Rs 2,100 crore to Rs 3,466 crore. The project has also got a two-year extension and now it is sche...
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  • SC issues notice to Centre on environmental clearance of Polavaram project Following objections raised by the Odisha government, the Supreme Court has issued notices to the central government and Andhra Pradesh over environmental clearances pertaining to the Polavaram project. As per the Odisha gov...
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  • Centre allocates Maharashtra Rs 60,000 crore to link its rivers Under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY), the central government has announced Rs 60,000 crore to the Maharashtra government for interlinking its rivers and for irrigation projects in the next two years. It has bee...
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  • Farakka behind Bihar flood: CM This year, Bihar witnessed one of its worst floods in four decades and has already claimed 156 lives and affected nearly five lakh people across 12 districts in the state. Chief minister Nitish Kumar has held Farakka dam responsible for the floods as it has caused hea...
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  • Small islands in southern Kerala lakes sinking The small islands--formed by the backwaters of Ashtamudi lake and Kallada river--in Kerala are sinking due to the rise in sea level and erosion. The saline water has started invading the localities, resulting in people migrating from these shrinking ti...
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  • Rabi crop damaged in north and central India Unseasonal rains have damaged rabi crops, estimated to be worth Rs 10,000 crore, in north and central India. Per the initial assessment, crop loss upto 20% of total production could have been damaged. The Centre has ordered all impacted states to assess ...
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  • Parliament passes the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill Parliament has approved the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill on laying down the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh. The Government has also assured the taking up of all adequate steps to reh...
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  • The Water and energy nexusA report released by the United Nations in Tokyo this World Water Day says places where people do not have adequate access to water largely coincide with those where people have no electric powerNGT demands report on fluorosis in Maharashtra12 districts in the state are aff...
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  • Post Telangana, tribals want Polavaram dam scrappedThe dam will benefit only Seemandhra and displace about two lakh tribals, most of them in Telangana. Tribal activists launch padyatra to protest against an amendment in the Telangana Bill which proposes to shift their villages to Seemandhra.Sikkim f...
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  • Fascism of the beginning of the twenty first century is the articulation and translation of racism and ethnicity into politics. Political developments in the nineteen nineties and the first years of the twenty first century demonstrate the determination to control the peripheries and the 'third worl...
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  •  Most of the people threatened to be displaced cannot be relocated until their rights over forestland are recognized under the Forest Rights Act. How did the Andhra Pradesh government meet this immense challenge? It quietly told the Union environment and forests ministry that all claims have be...
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  •   This EPW paper studies the various forms of resistance against the construction of Polavaram dam, and notes that the main feature of the struggles has been the involvement of people’s organisations due to the failure of traditional as well as statutory bodies, representatives and regional ...
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  • BARRAGES AS A BETTER ALTERNATIVE  TO POLAVARAM DAM  POJECT(Replies to Discussion Report of Advisory Committee on alternate proposals made for Polavaram project by Sri.T.Hanumantha Rao, former Engineer-in-Chief, AP State) Date: 06-03-2010        ...
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  •  Prof.T.Shivaji Rao, Director, Centre for Environmental Studies,Gitam University, Visakhapatnam.Historical Developments: Initially the Polavaram project was proposed as a storage reservoir with FRL at +150ft  with a water storage of about 150TMC in 1941.  Subsequently many changes wer...
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  • The Polavaram project on the river Godavari in AP is in the news due to the rejection of the evironmental impact assessment and the subsequent stay on the rejection by the court. We have put together a page with resources on the Polavaram dam project for the Water Conflicts section. Click here
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  • The latest issue of SANDRP's newsletter contains the following: Solar Power Boom Bihar Floods 2007: Some lessons for everyone Power Options: New Look Required 11th Five Year Plan: Why it may not achieve the targets SSP: Mounting costs, minimal benefits SSP drinking water scheme a flop: Congress Pri...
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CWC allows preparation of DPR while TN objects to the Mekedatu project on the Cauvery river

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Additional funds of over Rs 1,300 crore allocated to dam safety project

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SC issues notice to Centre on environmental clearance of Polavaram project

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Centre allocates Maharashtra Rs 60,000 crore to link its rivers

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Farakka behind Bihar flood: CM

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Small islands in southern Kerala lakes sinking

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Rabi crop damaged in north and central India

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Parliament passes the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill

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The Water and energy nexus

A report released by the United Nations in Tokyo this World Water Day says places where people do not have adequate access to water largely coincide with those where people have no electric power

NGT demands report on fluorosis in Maharashtra

Post Telangana, tribals want Polavaram dam scrapped

The dam will benefit only Seemandhra and displace about two lakh tribals, most of them in Telangana. Tribal activists launch padyatra to protest against an amendment in the Telangana Bill which proposes to shift their villages to Seemandhra.

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