A principle adopted to ensure rehabilitation of evacuees alongside progress on projects is known for violations

When construction of a dam is delayed, it leads to cost over-runs. It delays development. We are constantly told this, with much statistics.

A mammoth rally against prevailing water crisis in Indore has been organized by the Purvottar Bharatiya Sanskritik Parishad in the city here on Friday.

Under pressure from the PMO, the ministr of environment and forest (MoEF) has given the gree signal to partial construc tion of the Maheshwar dam The Central Water Com mission had warned th MoEF that some parts o the project, including th seven gates that are now under construction, need t be completed in order t prevent the danger of flood ing during the monsoons.

Priscilla Jebaraj

Under pressure from the Madhya Pradesh government and the Prime Minister's office (PMO), the Ministry of Environment and Forests has decided to allow partial construction of the Maheshwar dam to resume, modifying its own suspension order.

NEW DELHI: The Union government may be signalling a compromise on the Maheshwar dam project, whose construction was suspended last month due to

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Prime Minister Dr. Man Mohan Singh here today and urged him to get Maheshwar hydel power project and other projects sanctioned by Ministry of Environment and Forest at the earliest.

New Delhi: In ordering stoppage of work at the Maheshwar dam in Madhya Pradesh, the ministry of environment overlooked the report of a committee set up by the Centre which noted that though incomplete, rehabilitation of oustees had picked up speed and was progressing well.

NEW DELHI: Eight members of Parliament have written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing support for the decision to suspend work on the Maheshwar hydel project. They have also criticised the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, who wants the suspension to be revoked.

Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh

Bhopal, May 3: The environment ministry's order to put a halt to all construction activities at Maheshwar dam in Madhya Pradesh on the urgings of the Narmada Bachao Andolan might achieve the opposite of the apparent objective of aiding relief and rehabilitation. It may actually increase the risk of flooding besides sharply escalating project costs.