Suresh Babu

Suresh Babu
"Citizens need to engage in critiquing environment impact assessments": Report of a workshop on environmental flows, organised by Himmothhan and International Rivers at Dehradun
A primer on what, why and how of environmental flows - the reasons for declining flow of rivers and need for adequate water. Posted on 24 Jun, 2012 04:39 PM

What do we see our rivers as? Are they merely conduits for water that is to be used to its fullest extent? Or are they valued and revered ecosystems? The Himmotthan Society, Dehradun and International Rivers, U.S.A., hosted a discussion a workshop on ‘Environmental Flows’ at Hotel Madhuban, Dehradun on 08 June 2012 that sought to clarify the issues around these questions.

A Primer on the What, Why and How of environmental flows, authored by Dr. Latha Anantha (River Research Centre, Kerala) and Parineeta Dandekar (South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People, SANDRP) and published by International Rivers, was shared with the participants.  The presentations made during this workshop are presented in this article.A collage of images of the Jog falls before and after damming of the river

The legendary Jog falls are a shadow of their former self after damming (Courtesy: Dr.Latha Anantha)

Curious case of Ganga Action Plan
An in depth analysis on the Ganga Action Plan
Posted on 04 Dec, 2009 06:40 PM

The news is out. On December 2, 2009, Government of India announced its plans of taking a loan to clean the Ganga. This time around the World Bank is extending Rs $1 billion [Rs 4500 crore] loan to India.

Press release: 467 projects approved and 40 projects completed under JNNURM
A press release giving details of the projects completed under JNNURM
Posted on 11 Oct, 2009 05:53 AM

Ministry of Urban Development has approved  467 projects with  total cost of  Rs.50,340 crores under Urban Infrastructure Governance (UIG), Sub-Mission –I of  Jawaharlal Nehru National  Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) so far.

Government scheme to repair, renovate and restore 1 Lakh waterbodies
Guidelines for a new scheme to repair, restore and renovate 1 lakh water -bodies across the country
Posted on 30 Sep, 2009 11:07 AM


The following guidelines give information about a new scheme to repair, restore and renovate 1 lakh water -bodies across the country. The outlay is Rs 4000 crore.

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