User: k_ram Topic: Uttarakhand Hydro
Category: EC Process
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Chardham: NGT raps govt for not submitting muck dumping plan 5.4.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has rapped the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for failing to submit a plan for disposal of muck from the Chardham highway project to provide all-weather connectivity to four holy towns of Uttarakhand. A bench headed by Acting Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim took strong exception to the plea of the ministry seeking adjournment and directed that its previous undertaking to not cut trees would continue till the next date of hearing. The green panel reiterated that there would be no activity by the project proponent which would have adverse impact on environment. "In view of the serious challenge posed by the applicant and insistence by them for interim order, we acceded to the request of the respondent state and project proponent, we had adjourn to a short date. When the case is taken up today it is submitted that advocate for project proponent is not in a position to appear as he is busy... "Even muck dumping plan which we had directed to file .
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Show cause why work on Chardham project be not stayed: NGT to govt 1.3.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has issued notices to the Centre and the Uttarakhand government to show cause why the ongoing work on the Chardham highway project to provide all-weather connectivity to four holy towns of the state, should not be stayed. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim sought responses from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Environment Ministry and the Uttarakhand government by March 12 after a plea alleged that over 25,000 trees have been chopped over a combined stretch of 356 kms of forest land in complete violation of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006. "In the meanwhile, issue notice to show cause as to why interim order sought should not be granted," the bench said. The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Dehradun-based NGO Citizens For Green Doon and others seeking stay on the Chardham project and directions to identify stretches of highways where landslides are likely to occur due to recent .
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What Lies Behind the Resistance to India’s Highest Dam? 19.2.2018 The Wire

Not only has the government failed to do a cost-benefit analysis of building the Pancheshwar Dam or assess its environmental impact, it has also fallen short of addressing the growing concerns of locals.

The post What Lies Behind the Resistance to India’s Highest Dam? appeared first on The Wire.

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No Country For Pastoralists 14.2.2018 The Wire

As India steps into the 69th year of establishing itself as a Republic, the nomadic Van Gujjars and many forest-dependent communities across the country continue to struggle for forest rights.

The post No Country For Pastoralists appeared first on The Wire.

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Cong MP to raise issue of people to be displaced by dam 16.1.2018 General News
Congress MP from Uttarakhand Mahendra Singh Mahra said today the party will strongly raise the issue of people who would be displaced by the proposed Pancheshwar dam in Rajya Sabha during the winter session. "The public hearing of the proposed project was completed in a hurry giving no chance to the affected people to express their point of view on rehabilitation," he said at a press conference here. The Rajya Sabha MP alleged that the Modi government seemed in a hurry to construct the project without taking into account the plight of those to be displaced. The public hearing was carried out in a highly unmethodical manner in Pithoragarh, Almora and Champawat districts where the affected population resides, he said. Emphasising that the Pancheshwar dam will change the geography and climatic conditions of three districts forever, he said any action plan on the project must take into account the point of view of people to be affected by it. Meanwhile, Congress workers, led
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Businessman, Who Committed Suicide At BJP Office In Dehradun, Dies 9.1.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A transporter who reached the BJP office in Uttarakhand after drinking poison two days ago died in a hospital today in state capital Dehradun. Before he had collapsed at the party office on Saturday,...
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Unlike many states, Delhi had no power tariff hike since 2014: Source 20.7.2017 News
The last tariff hike in Delhi was in July 2014
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'Unlike many states, Delhi had no power tariff hike since 2014' 20.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
While many Indian states have hiked electricity tariffs in the last few years, rates in Delhi were last increased in 2014, distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital have represented to the state regulator, according to an industry source here on Thursday.
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Unheard & ignored: Women build their own road 10.2.2017 TOI: Home
The women here are convinced political parties don't spare a moment for their problems.No candidate talks about issues troubling them. And yes, nobody took their views into account on the Bhagirathi eco-sensitive zone (ESZ).
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Nuclear energy hub 1.8.2016 Hindu: Opinion
The grand plan to have a nuclear energy park and hub along coastal Andhra Pradesh is fraught with danger (‘ Also found in: [+]
This reform must begin within 27.4.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
This reform must begin within
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Power to cost 5% more in Uttarakhand 6.4.2016 HBL: Home
People in Uttarakhand will now have to spend more on electricity bills with power tariffs hiked by nearly five per cent in both domestic and commercial categories with retrospective effect from Apri...
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Teachers to hold public hearing to debate probe 22.3.2016 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
JNU Teachers' Association is organising a public hearing at the administrative block on Tuesday to question the inquiry process of the panel set up by the university after the February 9 ...
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'Make disaster study must for Uttarakhand hydel projects' 17.8.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Flagging direct correlation between development activities and disaster in ecologically sensitive regions, a home ministry’s body – National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) – has urged the government to carry out ‘Disaster Impact Assessment’ of proposed hydro-power projects in such fragile zones before giving its ...
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We must get green bonus to preserve the state's forests: Harish Rawat 18.7.2015 All Economy & Policy Stories
Harish Rawat, the Uttarakhand chief minister, tells Shishir Prashant that his focus is on development; preparations for assembly elections next year can wait. Edited excerpts:It is believed that you have started preparations for the 2017 assembly ...
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Approval for inclusion of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh under National Dairy Plan Phase - I and extension of project period by two years upto 2018-19 17.6.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for:
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Killing a country’s ecology 29.4.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Killing a country’s ecology
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Killing a country’s ecology 29.4.2015 Hindu: Op-Ed
The Environment Minister insists on clearing all hydro projects, even when the government itself earlier agreed that the Himalayas must be avoided for development work.
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NGT asks Centre to reply on mining in Doon Valley in U'khand 16.4.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
The National Green Tribunal Thursday sought the Centre's response on a plea for stay on mining of minor minerals "carried out without approval" of authorities in the Doon Valley in Uttarakhand.
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NGT asks Centre to reply on mining in Doon Valley in Uttarakhand 16.4.2015 Zee News : States
 The National Green Tribunal on Thursday sought the Centre's response on a plea for stay on mining of minor minerals "carried out without approval" of authorities in the Doon Valley in Uttarakhand.
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