Raju Mimi

Raju Mimi
Power'house or powerless: A debate on dams in Arunachal Pradesh
Water conflicts in Arunachal Pradesh have left power projects and people at opposite ends of the struggle. Understanding, and not merely suppressing people, will help resolve this conflict.
Posted on 19 Mar, 2014 11:54 PM

Arunachal Pradesh, a state rich in water resources, has a huge potential for cheap and plentiful power. Isolated and one of the least developed states in the country, today it is viewed as the ‘powerhouse’ of the country.

Potential powerhouse ( Source: Wikimedia)
No impact assessment study done for Dibang hydropower project
The Idu Mishmi community in Arunachal Pradesh are strongly against the project. Public hearing finally held after being cancelled 14 times.
Posted on 04 Aug, 2013 10:18 PM

The Dibang Multipurpose Project (DMP) proposed on the Dibang river in Arunachal Pradesh by NHPC Ltd (National Hydro Power Corporation), is slated to be India’s highest dam. A concrete gravity dam that will resist the pressure of impounding water through its own weight, its capacity is 3000 megawatts (MW).

Public hearing venue at New Anaya
Report on a workshop on Environmental Flows, organised by Aaranyak, at Guwahati, Assam, on 6th May 2012
To enable the community to challenge destructive projects such as dams, a sensitization programme on environmental flows or ‘E-flows’ was organised at Guwahati, Assam Posted on 10 Sep, 2012 01:54 PM

The ‘Workshop on Environmental Flows’ was organized by Aaranyak and River Research Center (Kerala) and supported by International Rivers, on 6th of May 2012.

Report on Indian Mountain Initiative Sustainable Mountain Development Summit 2 held at Gangtok, Sikkim between May 25-26, 2012
The second Sustainable Mountain Development Summit of the Indian Mountain Initiative (IMI) was held on May 25 at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok Posted on 09 Sep, 2012 03:57 PM

Around 250 delegates from eleven hill states of India along with representatives from Darjeeling hills participated in the two days summit. It was organized by Ecotourism and Conservation Society of Sikkim (ECOSS) jointly with Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA).

Sangken: The festival of water in Arunachal Pradesh
This article sheds light on the traditional water festival celebrated before the new year in Arunachal Pradesh
Posted on 09 Sep, 2012 03:56 PM

This video features Sangken, the traditional festival of water marking symbolic purification before the new year in Arunachal Pradesh.

"Resources, tribes and the State" - A report on an international seminar, organized by the Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, in February 2012
Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies, an affiliate body of the Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh organized a three day international seminar on Resources, Tribes and State from 13th to 15th February 2012. The seminar was sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi and NER, Shillong, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIS), Kolkata, Anthropological Survey of India (ASI), Kolkata and Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hill, Doimukh.
Posted on 11 Apr, 2012 04:10 PM

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"Understanding and resolving water conflicts in the North East": Workshop held at Guwahati, 23-26 January 2012
This report deals with an event on resolving water conflicts in the North East held at Guwahati.
Posted on 16 Feb, 2012 01:31 PM

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