Narmada floods: Why no output at 1200 MW dam power house for 10 days? asks SANDRP

Continuing its analysis* of unprecedented floods of the Narmada river both upstream and downstream of the Sardar Sarovar dam, the advocacy group South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) has said that the “avoidable” disaster, caused by “unaccountable” Sardar Sarovar operators could have been minimised if the River Bed Power House at the dam site had continued its operations by releasing 1200 cumecs or, 42000 cusecs of water over ten days.

Haridwar: Kanwar Yatra ends, leaves behind 30,000 metric tonnes of garbage

Locals and authorities decry the environment damage done, reports suggest open defecation along the Ganga contributed approximately 10,000 tonnes of faecal waste into the river

Parliamentary Committee Gives Nod to Proposed Dilution of Forest Rights

Proposed amendments to pivotal 1980 law draw objections from forest rights activists and critics as it gains support from parliamentary committee

Vanishing villages depict struggle of erosion-affected families, impact migration: Assam

For so many like 80-year-old Ziad Ali erosion and displacement have been a mental trauma. The octogenarian has been displaced a dozen times as Beki river’s destructive current has eroded Rasulpur village in Barpeta district almost every flood season “, especially since 2004”. Despite the existence of erosion benefit schemes (2021) these have not reached Barpeta district.

Environment is impacted by Bakri Eid but is the outrage selective?

There is no defending the cruelty of mass sacrifices of goats during Bakri Id in public places but speaking of environmental concerns, is people’s outrage conveniently targeting only religious practices be it of any religion?

Wake up, citizens of Maharashtra!

Say no to destruction! Save your lives, save your livelihood! June 5, World Environment Day!

Has the recent Supreme Court order further diluted Eco-sensitive zones?

The union government came up to the apex court seeking modification in its June 2022 order that a strict 1 km buffer zone be kept around National parks and Sanctuaries

Maharashtra Govt compelled to withdraw 144 orders against residents & protesters: Barsu Refinery

Justices Revati Deore and Sharmila Deshmukh of the Bombay High Court rejected the request to silence protesters and residents of Rajapur who were protesting against the #Barsu refinery.

State govt clamps down on peoples’ protests in the Konkan: Maharashtra

A media blackout, a ban on television crew, externment notices and a massive police force – the Maharashtra government has unleashed all these and more, in its arsenal to break the staunch resistance of villagers to a refinery project in the Konkan . Though shaken by the killing of journalist Shashikant Warishe in February this year, the villagers are steadfast.

#NoToBarsuRefinery: Protestors manhandled and arrested, activist re-arrested after attaining bail

Despite the government's use of restrictive measures, protesters are still refusing to give up and are fighting to safeguard their livelihood.


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