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In order to facilitate the participation of private sector and to integrate various government subsidies at the farm level, with the objective to promote participatory farming at scalable levels and increase farmer’s income by employing more efficient means of irrigation, NITI Aayog has prepared Draft Model Public Private Partnership Policy Guid

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Aabhijeet Sharma Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/10/2017 regarding the proposed Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project (SLHEP) located at the Assam Arunachal border with a 116 m high dam to generate 2000 mw of power has given rise to an ominous situation that threatens the ecology of lower Subansiri river along with the likelihood of disruption of the lifestyle and lives of riparian people.

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

In recent years, the governments of the Sahel have committed to combat poverty and food insecurity through a significant increase in the development of irrigable areas.

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,

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