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Seminar on Save the Rivers Campaign begins in Ramnagar

People demand rights over Jal-Jungle-Zameen By Indra Mohan Singh Garhwal Post, 17 January 2007 Ramnagar, 16 Jan: A two day seminar on ‘Save the Rivers’ campaign began here today. Yatris of all the river yatras have arrived here. The seminar began with a welcome speech…

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Women oppose construction of dams on sacred rivers

Garhwal Post, 10 January 2008 Dehradun, 9 Jan: On the ninth day of the “Save the Rivers Campaign”, activists in the Mandakini valley addressed two important meetings in Rampur and Tilawara. Women turned up in large numbers to attend these meetings. The padayatra started from…

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Padyatra 1st Week: Most Hydel projects would leave villagers high & dry

Garhwal Post 8 January 2008 By our staff reporter Dehradun, 7 Jan: On the seventh day of the ‘Save the Rivers Campaign’, people raised many contentious issues of water and benefit sharing. The campaigners were able to demystify a few myths associated with hydro power…

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Padyatras begin today against 'anti-river' policies

2008: Uttarakhand’s Save the Rivers Year By our staff reporter Garhwal Post, 1 January 2008 Dehradun, 31 Dec: Concerned citizens of Uttarakhand and social activists have begun a campaign to mobilise communities against the ‘anti-river policies’ of the state and awaken the government to save…

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Grievances of Maneri Bhali-II affected not being addressed

Garhwal Post 30 December 2007 By Our Staff Reporter Dehradun, 29 Dec: The Matu People’s Organisation has charged the State Government with sidelining environment and rehabilitation issues in the Maneri Bhali phase two project. Vimal Bhai, Coordinator of Matu People’s Organisation, alleged, “The government is…

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My father is not a Maoist: Shikha Rahi

The case against Prashant Rahi is particularly egregious as it threatens the civil rights of all Uttarakhandis and their ability to speak out against injustice. The Maoist canard is being increasingly used to stifle such dissent and must be actively debunked or else a culture…

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HT: Uttarakhand reeling under debt

Hindustan Times Thursday November 29, 2007 Barely seven years after it was carved out of Uttar Pradesh, the state of Uttarakhand, which was created to fulfill the aspirations of people living in the region, has become burdened with debts taken by the state government. As…

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BS: It may be SAZ against SEZ in Uttarakhand

Business Standard / New Delhi/ Dehra Dun November 21, 2007 Amid reports that a large chunk of agri land has fallen into the hands of land builders and industrialists in Uttarakhand, the state government is contemplating special agriculture zone (SAZ) to protect agriculture. “We want…

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Janpaksh AajKal Survey: Uttarakhand Fail?

In conjunction with the 7th anniversary of Uttarakhand Statehood, Janpaksh-Aajkal magazine published a survey that loudly proclaimed that Uttarakhand had failed and become a playground for politicians and bureaucrats (Janpaksh-Aajkal, November 15, 2007). While definitely attention grabbing, the survey of 1500 respondents from throughout the…

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Locals protest govt nod for highrises in Uttarakhand

Jaskiran Chopra Times of India, 8 Nov 2007 DEHRA DUN: It is music to the ears of builders in Uttarakhand, but, many residents are warning that the cacophony of construction could destroy Dehra Dun’s peace. Fulfiling a long-standing demand, the state government has decided to…

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