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The Sardar Sarovar dam exemplifies unjust and unsustainable development. (Editorial)

The Bench Marks Foundation has warned that local government authorities that are allowing housing to be built within 500 metres of tailings dams and other mine waste sites are courting disaster.

Increased energy demand has led to plans for building many new dams in the western Amazon, mostly in the Andean region. Historical data and mechanistic scenarios are used to examine potential impacts above and below six of the largest dams planned for the region, including reductions in downstream sediment and nutrient supplies, changes in downstream flood pulse, changes in upstream and downstream fish yields, reservoir siltation, greenhouse gas emissions and mercury contamination.

DHAULADEVI/ALMORA: The third and final public hearing for environmental clearance of ‘Pancheshwar Multi-Purpose Development project’ was held in Dholadevi Block of Almora district on Thursday.

Mega-dam construction is booming around the world, with promoters hyping hydropower as a green, renewable source of energy and a means of curbing climate change.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Abhijeet Sharma Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/08/2017 regarding the question of permissibility of setting up projects in the upstream of Subansari river. Judgement is reserved.

With mega-dams planned globally, especially in the Amazon and Mekong, the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF), an NGO, has developed a new free tool for evaluating a planned dam’s economic viability,

National environmental body, Nema, has said it is satisfied with efforts undertaken so far by contractors of the Isimba and Karuma hydropower dams to protect the environment.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Tejpal & Others Vs Government of Rajasthan & Others dated 19/07/2017 regarding a dam which is being proposed to be built in Akawad village, Jhalawar District on river Parwan, which involves at least 1835 hectares forest land affecting more than 2 lakhs trees and also that the dam site is in Naharia block of Shergarh Wildlife Sanctuary.

NABARD has launched a water campaign to cover around one lakh villages in vulnerable and water-stressed areas where groundwater is over exploited, Bankers’ Institute of Rural Development joint dire

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