Uttarakhand Nadi Bachao Andolan:2008 declared as 'Save The Rivers Year'

"Concerned citizens of Uttarakhand and social activists have begun a campaign to mobilize communities against the anti-river policies of the state and awaken the government to save their rivers. They have declared 2008 as 'Save The Rivers Year'. Padyatras (walks) are being organized from January 1,2008 to January 15, 2008 in 12 river valleys to promote mass contact, hold public meetings and discussion with local communities. The walks will also lead to a study of the state of the rivers and a compilation of people's concerns. A signature campaign will be undertaken during the walk. The 12 teams will gather in Ramnagar for a conference to share their experiences on January 16-17, 2008. Specific programmes for the remaining year will be chalked out at the conference. The problems of the people and their concerns will be presented to the state government along with their direction to the state. " Read press release uttarkhand_nadi_press-note-english.doc Read schedule of walks yatratimetable-hindi.pdf We welcome any updates or reports on this event for posting on this blog