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Indians Protest to Stop Dams on Mother Ganga

Susanne Wong World Rivers Review, March 2008 For 15 days in January, hundreds of men, women and children marched across river valleys of India’s Uttarakhand state to raise awareness about government plans to build dams. The government intends to build 220 large, medium and small…

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Protecting rivers, Almora women show the way

Laxmi Ashram takes up the challenge to create awareness 2008 declared “Save the Rivers Year” By Aarti Dhar The Hindu, 27 Jan 2008 NEW DELHI: Global warming, climate change and environmental degradation are terms experts discuss on international fora. Women in Almora district of Uttarakhand…

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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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2008: Uttarakhand’s Save The Rivers Year

Ganga river, originating in the Indian Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, is well-known throughout the world as India’s sacred and most revered river. But now its very existence is threatened as the state government, driven by an untrammeled lust for revenue and money-making, has given permission…

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DTE: Villagers revive dying Himalayan springs

Down to Earth Jan 31, 2007 “Villagers from Kameda, Gagotu and Nagrasu valleys in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district have revived 16 drying springs in their areas. Using the isotope technique, villagers — with the help of scientists from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre — tracked the origin…

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DTE (2006.6.15): Almora's dying waterbodies

Almora sees springs vanish, river die Bidisha kumar / CSE Almora in Uttranchal is facing an acute water crisis, which has been exacerbated by rapid, unplanned urban growth and the mismanagement of vital natural resources that has led to the drying up of natural sources…

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DTE (2006.5.31): Sans eco-logic, Uttaranchal's drought declaration

he Uttaranchal government has declared 56 of the state’s 78 tehsil s drought-hit. A Union government team recently noted that more than 50 per cent of the rabi crop in Nainital district has been affected. The state government has responded with an aid package of…

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