South Asia Network on Dams Rivers and People (SANDRP)
Performance of expert appraisal committee for river valley and hydroelectric projects from 2006-2012 - Analysis by South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and PeoplePosted on 07 Feb, 2013 12:58 PM
While developmental projects are beneficial for growth of an economy they do have negative impact on the environment. This impact varies significantly by project type, size and location. In order to identify, examine, assess and evaluate the probable impacts of a proposed project on the environment the Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) in 2006, constituted different committees. The committees are called as Expert Appraisal Committees (EAC). An EAC committee on River Valley & Hydroelectric projects was also set up on these lines. In the backdrop this South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDARP) an informal network of organisation and individuals working on water issues has come up with an analysis on how have this committee performed till now? This document presents an analysis of the same.
Let the Western Ghats be 'damned': A presentation on how dam building affects the ecology and social structure of these biodiversity spotsPosted on 29 Jan, 2013 03:19 PM
These global biodiversity hotspots in the country, extraordinarily rich in plant and animal species, are being submerged in the name of development and growth. An overview of the dams built and proposed in this area.
India’s rivers are drying, fresh water biodiversity being destroyed, and people seriously threatened from mega hydro-electric projects - Can CBD help?Posted on 19 Oct, 2012 08:28 PM
Twenty years after ratifying the Convention on Biological Diversity, and ten years after promulgating the Biological Diversity Act, India continues to use doublespeak in dealing with its rivers and their biodiversity
A workshop on the impacts of Mini Hydel Projects (MHPs) on ecology and people in Karnataka organised by Prakruti, South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) and Save Western Ghats MovementPosted on 10 Aug, 2012 12:22 PM
On the 4th and 5th of August 2012, Civil Society Organisations Prakruti, South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) and Save Western Ghats Movement organised a two day workshop on Impacts of Mini Hydel Projects (MHPs) on Communities and Ecology in Karnataka, with a main objective to give voice to the numerous unrecorded impacts a
Maharashtra gifts farmers’ water to industries - Dams, Rivers and People - Newsletter from SANDRP of March 2011Posted on 15 Apr, 2011 08:45 AM
- Maharashtra gifts farmers’ water to industries
Between 2005 & 2010, a High Powered Committee was constituted by the Maharashtra Minister for Water Resources which recommended the diversion of 1500 MCM water from 38 dams across Maharashtra to cities and industries.
Please reverse farcical decision of asking developers to do cumulative impact assessment in Sutlej BasinPosted on 14 Apr, 2011 06:57 PM
Shri Jairam Ramesh
Union Minister of State (IC) of Environment and Forests,
The sector is marked by large-scale water development projects like big dams.
The SANDRP newsletter for December 2010 - January 2011 continues its critical analysis of dams, irrigation and related issues:
- Water Crisis in Ramsar Wetlands of India
- India dodged UN to get climate credits?