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News in August 2000

Kalabagh dam plan shelved: Cabinet decides to tap other sources
Dawn, Pakistan; August 31, 2000

The bulb brought the tears
Dilip D'Souza; Rediff on the Net; August 31, 2000

Siemens withdraws from Maheshwar
Asian Age; August 31, 2000

Little Davids against Goliath in the Narmada
Darryl D'monte in tehelka.com; August 29, 2000

NBA satyagraha for rehabilitation
Asian Age; August 30, 2000

SSP issue discussed at Sweden workshop
The Indian Express; August 29, 2000

NBA misleading tribals - MP deputy CM
The Indian Express; August 29, 2000

Narmada activists call people to join the anti-dam protest
NDTV: MSNBC Online; August 26, 2000

NBA adds to its 'saga' with another meet
Asian Age; August 26, 2000

Not Booker prize winner, but tai
The Indian Express; August 26, 2000

Amnesty International flays arrest of NBA activists
The Times of India; August 26, 2000

NBA protesters arrested to foil satyagraha at Jalsindhi
Hindustan Times; August 26, 2000

Arundhati Roy escapes Gujarat police net; Krishna Iyer deplores arrest of narmada activists
The Deccan Herald; August 26, 2000

500 Narmada activists held in Gujarat
The Times of India; August 25, 2000

Ex-judge, NBA activists held
The Hindu; August 25, 2000

Dam opponents barred from public hearing
Asia Gateway News; August 24, 2000

Narmada activists detained at Baroda, Domkhedi
Rediff on the Net; August 24, 2000

Gujarat border sealed, five NBA activists held
The Deccan Herald; August 24, 2000

Sachar, Roy to take part in NBA meet
The Times of India; August 24, 2000

NBA activists on way to satyagraha arrested
The Hindu; August 24, 2000

Prohibitory measures passed for NBA men
Asian Age; August 24, 2000

An invisible renaissance
Medha Patkar; The Hindustan Times; August 24, 2000

Pro-dam body to stage dharna in front of SC
The Times of India; August 23, 2000

State passes prohibitionary orders for NBA activists
Asian Age; August 23, 2000

NBA says govt surveys for dam wrong
The Indian Express; August 23, 2000

Ground water level in Saurashtra touches new low
The Times of India; August 22, 2000

Get surveys right, NBA tells states
Asian Age; August 22, 2000

Activists to rally for Narmada people
Indian Express; August 21, 2000

NBA's hydel project commissioned
Indian Express; August 17, 2000

3 Narmada project staff held for Rs 45-lakh fraud
The Times of India; August 17, 2000

Pedal generator makes mockery of Narmada dam
India Today; August 16, 2000

Middle class activism at crossroads
Tehelka.com; August 2000

A role for all
The Hindu; August 13, 2000

Droughts, dams and distress
The Hindu; August 8, 2000


News in July 2000

A moral victory for the NBA
Dr V. Venkatesan Frontline; vol. 17, issue 15; July 22 - Aug 04 2000

Rights over inter-State rivers
The Hindu; July 28, 2000

Check dams spell hope for dry Gujarat
Times of India; July 27 2000

Maheshwar project cost-effective: S Kumars"
Economic Times; July 20, 2000

Anti-dam sentiments rise in Pakistan
Rediff on the Net; July 18, 2000

NBA kicks off yet another 'satyagraha'
Ahmedabad.com; July 18, 2000

NBA kicks off yet another 'satyagraha'
Asian Age; July 17, 2000

Salty desert
The Week; Issue of July 23, 2000

Satyagraha called by NBA activists
Indian Express; July 17, 2000

Narmada valley echoes with cries of protest
Deccan Herald; July 17, 2000

A happy villages owes it all to the sarpanch
The Times of India; July 15, 2000

NBA gets set for monsoon satyagraha
Asian Age; July 15, 2000

German report criticises MP govt, Maheshwar project
Economic Times; July 13, 2000

Farmer and dams - Part I; Part II
Gail Omvedt; Opinion; The Hindu; July 12-13, 2000
Response Letter to the Editor; The Hindu; July 19, 2000
Not eco-romanticists Letter to the Editor; The Hindu; July 27, 2000

Involve the people
Economic Times; July 11, 2000

Claims, counter-claims over MP hydel project
Deccan Herald; July 9, 2000

Treat tribunal decision as final to resolve SSP deadlock: CM
Asian Age; July 8, 2000

Politics, corruption play havoc in drought-hit Gujarat
Asian Age; July 8, 2000

Narmada dams and human rights
Frontline; Volume 17 - Issue 14, July 08 - 21, 2000

Drought: Letters to the Editor
Frontline; Volume 17 - Issue 14, July 08 - 21, 2000

NBA waves new German report against Maheshwar dam
The Times of India; July 6, 2000

Germany urged to say no to Siemens demand
The Hindu; July 5, 2000

NBA trumpets German no-confidence for Maheshwar project
The Statesman; July 5, 2000

Fishing for success
P.Devarajan; The Hindu Business line; July 4, 2000

To conserve water, start with land
The Indian Express; July 3, 2000

Marooned by development
The Hindu; July 2, 2000

Siemens role in dam project doubtful
The Statesman; July 1, 2000


News in June 2000

Blind to rain
Down To Earth; Vol. 9, No. 3, June 30, 2000

Debate on Constitution review must - Krishna Iyer
Indian Express; June 30, 2000

German review faults Maheshwar dam project
The Hindu; June 30, 2000

Indira Sagar Project: MP to focus on power
The Economic Times; June 30, 2000

US firm to hold talks with Narmada activists
The Statesman; June 26, 2000

Medha Patkar fears Digvijay Singh will compromise on height of Narmada dam
Mid Day; June 23, 2000

Medha to launch Satyagraha
The Tribune; June 23, 2000

FIs take 15% in S Kumars' hydel project
The Economic Times; June 23, 2000

US role in Indian dam draws flak
The Times of India; June 22, 2000

GCCI flays Medha Patkar
Indian Express; June 21, 2000

Gujarat Govt's decision to stop relief work flayed
The Hindustan Times; June 20, 2000

Rs. 137-crore Mahi-based aqueduct inaugurated
Asian Age; June 18, 2000

The great urban watering holes
The Indian Express; June 17, 2000

Drought proofing
Gail Omvedt; Opinion; The Hindu, June 17, 2000
Response: The Hindu, June 24, 2000

Suggestions to tackle drought in State
The Indian Express; June 16, 2000

'Reduced dam height not acceptable'
The Indian Express; June 16, 2000

Settle SSP issue out of court, says Chaudhary
Asian Age, June 15, 2000

Singh rhetoric on SSP stale: CM
Asian Age, June 15, 2000

BJP flays Digvijay's stand on SSP issue
The Indian Express, June 15, 2000

Vyas scripts a success story in water harvesting
The Indian Express, June 15, 2000

I am not opposed to Narmada dam, says Digvijay
The Times of India, June 15, 2000

Rainwater harvesting a must
Anil Agarwal; Opinion; Business Standard, June 12, 2000

Congress for CMs' meet with Atal to resolve SSP
Asian Age, June 11, 2000

Jalsanchay scheme to continue: CM
The Times of India, June 11, 2000

Narmada Kumbh arrives in Rajkot
The Times of India, June 11, 2000

To dam or not
M R Srinivasan; Opinion; The Hindu, June 9, 2000

Kutch, Gujarat, Water Song
India Today; June 12, 2000

Gehlot to lay foundation for Narmada canal
The Times of India; June 7, 2000

Funds for water conservation to be hiked
The Hindu Business Line; June 5, 2000

NBA invited to debate dam
The Hindu; June 5, 2000

Gujarat begins harvesting water to tackle crisis
The Economic Times; June 4, 2000

Changing Odds
India Today; June 3, 2000

India to go ahead with dams despite global protests
The Business Standard; June 3, 2000

Rajasthan makes rainwater harvesting mandatory
The Indian Express; June 3, 2000

Do Dams Emit More Greenhouse Gases Than Other Options?
WCD Press Release; June 2, 2000

Spurred by ex-ruler, Kutchis demand statehood
The Times of India; June 2, 2000

Congress for SSP amicable solution
The Asian Age; June 2, 2000

BJP plans to organise kumbh rally on June 3
The Indian Express; June 1, 2000

Gujarat tribals stake claim to Narmada waters
The Deccan Herald; June 1, 2000

Ambitious Scheme
Editorial; The Deccan Herald; June 1, 2000

'PM has reneged on his assurance on Narmada'
The Times of India; June 1, 2000


News in May 2000

Water power 'fuels climate change'
BBC Online; May 31, 2000

Facts and Propositions
P.V.Indiresan; Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; May 30, 2000

Rs. 7,600-cr. Annual Plan for Gujarat finalised
The Hindu; May 30, 2000

SSP gets 17.5 per cent of state's plan outlay
The Times of India; May 30, 2000

Water conservation
Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; May 29, 2000

Narmada activists mount pressure on German Govt.
The Hindu; May 29, 2000

Narmada activists mount pressure on Germany
Asian Age; May 29, 2000

Seminars can't help harvest rain, says Hazare
The Times of India; May 29, 2000

Move to construct check-dams may cost dear
The Times of India; May 29, 2000

Water is the key issue
The Hindu; May 28, 2000

Medha's organisation gets funds from abroad: Vyas
The Times of India; May 27, 2000

Medha will not be allowed to enter Ahmedabad: BJP
The Times of India; May 27, 2000

Ponds in Mehsana, Patan being deepened
The Times of India; May 27, 2000

'The main problem is coordination'
Editorial; The Economic Times; May 27, 2000

Think local
Editorial; The Economic Times; May 27, 2000

'Pro-active monsoon management plan is needed'
Interview with Dr.M.S.Swaminathan
Frontline; Volume 17 - Issue 10; May 13 - 26, 2000

Gujarat's Thirst
Frontline; Volume 17 - Issue 10; May 13 - 26, 2000

BJP should oppose Digvijay stand - Cong
The Indian Express; May 26, 2000

'SSP to provide enough water'
The Indian Express; May 26, 2000

Cong sets dam height as condition before talks
The Times of India; May 26, 2000

No water, never mind, have Pepsi instead
The Deccan Herald; May 25, 2000

GCCI invites Patkar, Roy for debate on Narmada dam
The Deccan Herald; May 25, 2000

Train brings 'charnamrut' of Narmada to Saurashtra
The Times of India; May 25, 2000

Hold it, do we know what we want?
Anil Agarwal; The Indian Express; May 25, 2000

Drought-hit states fail to lift grain
The Indian Express; May 25, 2000

Water harvesting mandatory
The Indian Express; May 24, 2000

Loco emotion - excited staff drive water train to Saurashtra
The Indian Express; May 24, 2000

Narmada water for 3 districts
The Times of India; May 23, 2000

Security sought for Medha, Arundhati for 'bigger fight'
The Times of India; May 23, 2000

Patel tries image change for Gujarat
The Times of India; May 22, 2000

Big is still beautiful
Get Real, Roy

Letters to the Editor; Outlook; May 29, 2000

Parched Gujarat has oases where water is harvested
Indian Express; May 22, 2000

Rajkot is dry, but there are a lake, swimming pools and waterfall nearby
Indian Express; May 22, 2000

PM urges recycling of rain water
Rediff on the Net; May 22, 2000

Misconception
Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; May 22, 2000

Gujarat tribals demand their share of Narmada waters
The Deccan Herald; May 20, 2000

Grow trees to make check-dams work
The Times of India; May 20, 2000

GCCI invites Medha, Arundhati to debate on Narmada
The Times of India; May 20, 2000

Rains lash several parts of Saurashtra, 20 checkdams filled
Asian Age; May 20, 2000

Maverick sarpanch checks drought, crime rate
Asian Age; May 19, 2000

Give food and water, tribals tell Keshubhai
Asian Age; May 19, 2000

Gujarat prepares for 'symbolic' despatch of Narmada water
The Hindustan Times; May 19, 2000

Checkdams alone are of no help in Saurashtra
The Times of India; May 19, 2000

Checks dams ensure perennial water supply
The Asian Age; May 18, 2000

Gujarat village fights drought by harvesting water
The Asian Age; May 18, 2000

Waiting for deliverance
The Indian Express; May 18, 2000

Gujarat Govt., not NBA to be blamed for drought - Medha
The Indian Express; May 18, 2000

Wanted, sensitivity
Harish Khare; Opinion; The Hindu; May 18, 2000

Narmada water for drought-hit areas in Gujarat
The Hindu; May 18, 2000

Blame it on borewells
Letters to the Editor; The Economic Times; May 18, 2000

'Hydel Power needs incentives'
The Economic Times; May 18, 2000

Narmada water to quency Saurashtra's thirst
The Times of India; May 18, 2000

Drought due to flawed strategies: PM
The Hindu; May 17, 2000

Atal for green-tinged development
The Hindustan Times; May 17, 2000

Saurashtra remains parched as textile units suck up water
The Deccan Herald; May 16, 2000

Drought to destruction of catchment areas - Medha
The Indian Express; May 16, 2000

Strategy for dealing with drought
P R Dubashi; Opinion; The Economic Times; May 16, 2000

Gujarat to follow SC directives on Narmada
The Times of India; May 16, 2000

Water harvesting: No permanent solution
The Times of India; May 16, 2000

Reply to a tirade
Shripad Dharmadikary; Opinion; The Hindu; May 15, 2000

The Myth of Drought
Down To Earth; Vol. 8, No. 24, May 15, 2000

Graft, apathy ruin a good programme
The Deccan Herald; May 15, 2000

Future of state hinges on water management
The Times of India; May 15, 2000

Gujarat drought mismanaged
The Times of India; May 15, 2000

'Foreign hand' behind anti-dam protests
The Times of India; May 15, 2000

Monday debate: Does India need big dams?
Opinion; B.G. Verghese for and Sanjay Sangvai against big dams;
The Hindustan Times; May 15, 2000

Response: Letters to the Editor; May 23, 2000

Waiting for the rains
Opinion; Gargi Parsai; The Hindu; May 14, 2000

Where has all the water gone?
The Hindu; May 14, 2000

Response to 'Caught in a dry spell'
Vijay Ojha; Letters to the Editor; The Week; May 21, 2000

Experts meet to debate water crisis
The Indian Express, May 14, 2000

Arundhati finds new platform at Cannes
The Hindustan Times, May 12, 2000

Checkdams may spell doom for Saurashtra
The Times of India, May 12, 2000

Narmada Project delay blamed for water scarcity
The Hindu, May 12, 2000

Grand Plan for water
Editorial; Business Standard, May 12, 2000

Novelist seeks to bring a sense of reality to Cannes
The Guardian, May 11, 2000

Gujarat focuses on Narmada as answer to drought
The Times of India; May 11, 2000

'Neglect' irks Saurashtra MLAs
The Indian Express; May 10, 2000

Why is India Drought Prone? Opinion:
Sunita Narain; Center for Science and Environment
Dr.Rita Sharma; Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Agriculture
Prof.P.V.Indiresan; Former Director, IIT
The Economic Times; May 9, 2000

Some long-term solutions for drought
Vandana Shiva; Opinion; The Hindu; May 9, 2000

Response to 'Dams and Activism'
Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; May 9, 2000

Food for work, but no water
The Hindu; May 8, 2000

SSP ideal solution for Gujarat drought: Gowda
The Hindu; May 8, 2000

Is the ban on water parks real?
The Times of India; May 7, 2000

Narmada only solution to drought: Gowda
The Times of India; May 7, 2000

Damned Temples
Rajesh Joshi; Outlook; May 15, 2000

Mahisagar villages bypassed for water diversion to Raska
Asian Age; May 7, 2000

More than plain rhetoric?
India Today; May 6, 2000

Few checkdams expose tall claims
The Times of India; May 5, 2000

Coming to terms with drought
Opinion; The Economic Times; May 5, 2000

As the sky fails to give water, Gujarat goes to sea for help
The Indian Express; May 5, 2000

Anna Hazare opposes cabinet expansion, watershed corporation
The Indian Express; May 5, 2000

Rashtrapati Bhavan to harvest rainwater
The Hindustan Times; May 5, 2000

A venal, dangerous lie Arundhati Roy;
A drought of sense
Collective wisdom
Is it a Dam Good Way? Paromita Shastri;
Outlook; May 5, 2000
I. Responses to 'Is it a Dam Good way'? Letters to the Editor; The Outlook; May 22, 2000
II. Responses to 'Is it a Dam Good way'? Letters to the Editor; The Outlook; June 12, 2000


Dams & activism P V Indiresan; Opinion; The Hindu; May 5, 2000
Response 1 Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; May 9, 2000
Reply to a tirade Shripad Dharmadikary; Opinion; The Hindu; May 15, 2000
Response 3: Misconception Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; May 22, 2000
Reponse to Shripad's article: Facts and Propositions P.V.Indiresan; Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; May 30, 2000

An oasis in Gujarat
Rediff on the Net; May 4, 2000

Debating drought
Harsh Sethi; Opinion; The Hindu; May 4, 2000

I told you so: Joshi flays state for not drawing SSP water
The Asian Age; May 3, 2000

But the aircraft carrier is free
Dilip D'Souza; Rediff on the Net; May 3, 2000

FATAL FLAW: Water flows uphill in West Bengal
Editorial; The Statesman; May 3, 2000

Who's to blame for the drought
The Hindu Business Line; May 3, 2000

Drought and deja vu
The Indian Express; May 2, 2000

Economics of drought
The Economic Times; May 2, 2000

Villagers have the solution, but there is none to do it
The Economic Times; May 2, 2000

Narmada issue props up, thanks to drought
The Times of India; May 1, 2000

Feel it, 'try' to fix it, forget it
The Asian Age; May 1, 2000

Arid Saurashtra wants politicians out
The Asian Age; May 1, 2000

Going back to underground tanks for water
The Indian Express; May 1, 2000

Dam(n) it, say Songadh tribals
The Indian Express; May 1, 2000

Saving the Narmada
Lynette Dumble; She Said it; May 2000, Vol 2 - #3

Let people look after their water needs
Darryl D'Monte; Opinion; Business Standard; May 1, 2000

Gujaratis go thirsty as water parks sprout
The Deccan Herald; May 1, 2000


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