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NK (2004.11.07): Memorial for martyrs of U'khand statehood movement dedicated

[India News]: Dehra Dun, Nov 7 : A memorial in honour of the martyrs of the Uttarakhand statehood movement was today dedicated by Uttaranchal Chief Minister N D Tiwari at Rampur Tiraha in Muzaffarnagar district, the scene of the October 2, 1994 massacre. Speaking on…

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NK (2004.11.06): Tehri Dam oustees complain of heart diseases

[India News]: Tehri, Nov.5 : Hundreds of relocated Tehri residents are unable to adapt to the high altitude and have complained about suffering from complicated heart and respiratory disorders. Forty eight-year-old Lakhiram Bhadri, now a heart patient, said his health has deteriorated ever since they…

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ANI (2004.11.01): Hunger strike for Uttaranchal capital continues

[India News]: Joshimath (Uttaranchal), Nov 1 : A hunger strike by various groups demanding that the permanent capital of the state be set up in Gairsain – instead of Dehradun – completed a month Monday. Organised by the Mahila Manch, a women’s organisation, and a…

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RLEK Citizen’s Survey

Below are the results of RLEK Citizens’ Survey of 10,015 people in all 13 Districts, November 2004:

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Interview with Bali Devi

Bali Devi Rana, Head of the Mahila Mangal Dal (Women Welfare Group) of village Reni (Chamoli Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India) has recently returned from the Global Women’s Conference on Environment, organized by UNEP at Nairobi (Kenya) on 11-13 October 2004, where she shared the inaugural stage…

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PTI (2004.10.31): Agitation over the demand of declaring Gairsain as the capital of Uttaranchal

Dehra Dun, Oct 31 : With agitation over the demand of declaring Gairsain as the capital of Uttaranchal intensifying, the state government appears to be in two minds over granting an extension to the Virendra Dixit Commission set up to find a suitable place for…

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A Grassroots Mountain Woman at an International Gathering in Kenya

Posted to Mountain Forum, October 28, 2004 Concerned that most of the agreements made at different global conferences in the last 32 years still remain un-honoured, over 200 women from more than 50 countries gathered at Global Women’s Assembly on Environment: “Women as the Voice…

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ANI (2004.10.26): Rehabilitation blues hit Tehri hydro project

[Technology India]: Tehri, Oct.26 : As the Tehri Hydro Power project enters its final phase, there is an atmosphere of discontent over lack of proper rehabilitation for the people displaced from the area. So much so, that they have now threatened to stall the final…

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GAIRSAIN UPDATE (Oct. 25)

The Uttarakhand movement for permanent capital at Gairsain, which began on Sept. 25, 2004 has completed one month. Fast unto death by Mrs. Bhubneshwari Devi Kathaith has entered the 12th day and her health is reported to be deteriorating. In the meantime, amid unconfirmed reports,…

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NK (2004.10.24): Tehri Dam project work stalled, villagers refuse evacuation

[India News]: Dehradun, Oct 24 : Work at the Tehri hydroelectric project has been stalled as villagers, unhappy with their rehabilitation package, refuse evacuation. While most of old Tehri has already been submerged, a few pockets still remain inhabited and their closure is absolutely essential…

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