Morcha supporters sign on a map outlining the territory they want to be considered as Gorkhaland near Darjeeling More in Siliguri on Tuesday. Picture by Kundan Yolmo
Darjeeling, Aug. 19: The forest department has agreed to conduct a field inspection next week for the transfer of land to the NHPC for the construction of an alternative route along the Teesta- Takdha road.

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which has stopped work at the sites of the two hydel projects for the past two days, however, said it would carry on with its protest till the inspection took place on August 25.



State Water Resources Minister Bharat Chandra Narah today told the Assembly that the State Government was far from satisfied with the explanations given by the power generating corporations such as NEEPCO and NHPC on the flood safeguards of hydel projects, and that the State Government would seek a thorough review of their downstream impact assessment reports.

Another disputed dam: After Baglihar, Kishanganga dam has embroiled India and Pakistan in a water dispute. Union minister of state for power Jairam Ramesh recently asked the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) to expedite work on the 330-mw Kishanganga power project in Jammu and Kashmir, citing that Pakistan is also constructing a power project on the Kishanganga river, called Neelum

The demonstration was organised by the Narmada Bachao Andolan SEEKING REHABILITATION: Oustees of the Indira Sagar, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Upper Beda, Maan and Bargi dams in the Narmada Valley taking out a march in Bhopal on Thursday. BHOPAL: Thousands of Narmada oustees braved heavy rains on Thursday to join a protest march here to demand a better deal in terms of resettlement and rehabilitation (R&R). Oustees from Bargi, Indira Sagar, Maheshwar, Maan and Upper Beda joined the demonstration, organised by the Narmada Bachao Andolan, in large numbers. Memorandum submitted


On the eve of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's visit to the North-East, the All Idu Mishmi Students Union (AIMSU) has appealed to her to stop the proposed mega dams in the North-east, especially Arunachal Pradesh. The North-east has been identified as India's

ARUNACHAL S LIQUID GOLD - II Work is on at full swing at Subansiri Lower

ARUNACHAL'S LIQUID GOLD - I Arunachal Pradesh accounts for one-third of the country's hydro power potential