Sonbhadra District

The National Green Tribunal allowed the ongoing construction on the Kanhar dam to continue despite its many illegalities. Four people who know the situation best explain why we should be disappointed.

Kanhar, 1976; Polavaram 1941. These are just two of the several dam projects that were proposed decades ago but are yet to see the light of day. Capitalist media is quick to denounce 'anti-development' activists as being the roadblocks on the glorious path of progress but there is more to it. Unlike what we are all led to believe, halting a state-sponsored project without strong legal backing isn't easy. The Supreme Court of India remains one of the country's institutions that retains respect and a reputation for being just.

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Political matters this week

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Brutal reprisals on unarmed tribal and Dalit protesters are not uncommon, and Kanhar is just the latest. Here's how the next set of protesters could avoid being shot at.

If Babasaheb Ambedkar had been alive today -- April 14, 2015 -- he would have been 125 years old. In the predominantly tribal and dalit district of Sonbhadra, it was natural that Gambhira Prasad, President of the Kanhar Bandh Virodhi Sangharsh Samiti (KBVSS), decided to mark the day. He chose to do it with a silent protest against the Kanhar dam. For the people of Sonbhadra, the dam is the emblem of all that is wrong with the way the constitution is being adhered to today. 

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Nearly 88% irrigation projects lying unused in Maharashtra

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Activists say that the villagers were informed late for the public hearing of the Ken-Betwa river link

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Himachal irked at dam sale

Expressing shock over Jaypee group's sale of the Karcham Wangtoo and Baspa hydropower projects to an Abu Dhabi firm, the state chief minister Virbhadra Singh said the company cannot sell its projects without the government's consent as it has signed an MoU with the state

Kerala has enough sand to last 50 years: Study

News this week: Rainfall after Phailin increases groundwater level in Andhra, poor sanitation in eastern UP and activists rise against petroleum investment zone in Visakhapatnam.

Phailin increases Andhra groundwater levels

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Global call to save food from GM crops and pesticides

Green activists from 400 cities across the world to march against genetically modified food crops and Monsanto on October 12. The protest to also call for concrete strategies for protecting freshwater ecosystems.

Industries restricted to cut trees in UP and MP

To know more on the All India Union Of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), click here.

For more information on programme, please see attachment below.

September 28, 2013 9:00AM - September 29, 2013 6:00PM
September 28, 2013 8:30AM

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Hello,

Our society works in many different areas like managing balwadis (running in 8 kendras), self-employment, (san-suthli, agarbatti), health awareness (AIDS, de-addiction) and environment protection (de-forestation, plantation).

Please provide helpful & necessary guidelines on how to apply for grants.

President

Kashyap Divya Jyoti Seva Society
Dumardiah, Dudhi post
Sonbhadra -231208, Uttar Pradesh
Mob-09450320705 08858591650

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