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News in May 2001



May 30
How Gehlot sells drought relief Sukhmani Singh, Analysis; Indian Express

May 29
Govt fritters chances of a dialogue on big dams Times of India
Narmada bonds fetch Rs 500 cr Times of India

May 28
Arundhati Roy talks bluntly of judicial excess; Anupam Gupta, Opinion; The Tribune

May 27
At loggerheads over resources The Hindu
Govt. flayed for ignoring dams panel report The Hindu

May 26
"For the next umpteen years, we will still need dams"; Interview with Jan A Veltrop, former President of International Commission on Dams; Tehelka.com, May 26, 2001
Patkar flays Centre, Gujarat for raising dam height Times of India
Gujarat starts raising dam height The Hindu
World Commission on Dams: Sustainable Means for Democratic Ends; S.Parasuraman, Sohini Sengupta; Economic and Political Weekly, May 26, 2001

May 24
Gujarat government defies SC order, begins work on Sardar Sarovar dam; Rinku Pegu; Tehelka.com
Police foil NBA bid to meet CM; Central Chronicle - 5/24/2001
Cong. warns of water-riots in Saurashtra The Hindu

May 22
Water Board to remove pumps from dam site Indian Express
Agitation for Narmada hump put off Times of India

May 21
Where Angels Fear to Fjord Outlook; May 21 issue

May 20
'Damming, drainage claim marshlands in south Iraq' Times of India
VHP pours cold water over the powerless Times of India

May 19
AG clears building of hump on Narmada dam Indian Express
Resettled families still await Narmada water Times of India

May 18
Political parties and people's power Surendra Mohan; Opinion; The Hindu

May 17
Row over who'll foot the bill for Narmada water Indian Express

May 15
The Narmada issue The Hindu
Atrophy of institutions The Hindu
Beyond big science Avijit Pathak; Opinion; Hindustan Times
Where Angels Fear to Fjord Outlook, Issue dated May 21, 2001
$1.6 billiion Sawalkot hydel project; Cloak of secrecy fails to cover up fishy deal Kashmir Times

May 13
Distress: A way of life in Kalahandi The Hindu

May 12
Contempt in question; V Venkatesan; Frontline: Volume 18 - Issue 10, May 12 - 25, 2001

May 11
For a few drops more Indian Express
Rajkot mayor to meet CM on water crisis Times of India
Lodging FIR? Take a lesson Times of India
River valley projects, dams are beneficial Radhey Shyam Goel; Opinion; Times of India

May 10
NHPC plans to raise $1-b in 5 years Economic Times

May 8
The case of contempt Kuldip Nayar; Opinion; Indian Express
CM dedicates Narmada waters to Junagadh Times of India
Bahuguna warns against overflow of Tehri reservoir Deccan Herald

May 7
Remembering Jay Narayan Times of India
Public least involved in decisions: Medha Patkar Times of India

May 6
No further delay Letters to the Editor; The Telegraph
NBA is a battle for justice: Medha Patkar The Hindu
Medha Patkar presented Basavasri award Deccan Herald

May 5
Authorities hopeful of solution to Tehri tangle Deccan Herald
Sardar Sarovar Judgment and Human Rights P.Cullet; Economic and Political Weekly, May 5, 2001

May 4
Midsummer's nightmare Editorial; Indian Express
Narmada water will expose chinks in RMC's armour Times of India

May 3
Appeal on Tehri Dam Hindustan Times

May 2
It's deja vu time for Tehri dam residents Deccan Herald

May 1
Environmental Awareness D.B.N.Murthy; Opinion; The Hindu
Damning criticism Letters to the Editor; The Telegraph

News in April 2001



April 30
Displaced and deprived Kuldip Nayar; Opinion; The Hindu
Eco-activism taking its toll on Tehri project: Officials Hindustan Times
'Reduce height of Tehri dam' Hindustan Times

April 29
Dam - a temporary solution Interview with Sunderlal Bahuguna; Deccan Herald
Basavashree Award for Medha Patkar The Hindu
Damming the protests The Hindu
A people dammed Deccan Herald
Greening of a desert Deccan Herald

April 27
Tehri Infirma: A disaster waiting to happen Sunderlal Bahuguna, Editorial; Times of India
Trouble over Man ; Lyla Bavadam;Frontline - Volume 18 - Issue 09, Apr. 28 - May 11, 2001
Work on Maliya canal inaugurated Times of India
Bahuguna continues fast, terms arrest illegal Times of India
I, good globalization? Tehelka.com
Going global, staying local The Hindu
French award conferred on Arundhati Roy> The Hindu

April 26
Bahuguna continues fast, terms arrest illegal Rediff on the Net
[Bhakra] Dam oustees being given plots: CM The Tribune
For Rajkot women, life's a succession of queues Indian Express
10 more anti-Tehri activists held Times of India
If the dam cracks Letters to the Editor; Hindustan Times

April 25
Bahuguna arrested, on indefinite fast Indian Express
Petition filed against WB aid for dams Times of India
Work on Tehri dam resumes; Bahuguna, others held Times of India
Matter of contempt Editorial; Hindustan Times

April 24
Roy, Patkar dare SC to take contempt action against them; Indian Express
`NBA affidavits may be contemptuous; Times of India
SC takes dim view of Patkar, Roy affidavits; Times of India
Police have their way, protesters have their say; The Hindu
Tenor of Medha's affidavits contemptous: Supreme Court; Hindustan Times
SC objects to Patkar's response; The Hindu
Bahuguna joins villagers in staging dharna; Times of India
Bahuguna arrested; Rediff on the Net
Sunderlal Bahaguna and 74 others arrested; Deccan Herald
Bahuguna stages dharna at Tehri; Deccan Herald
Sunderlal Bahuguna, 75 others arrested; Hindustan Times
Rajasthan village learns to harvest water again, reaps riches; Indian Express
Lessons for the Third World; Riaz Hassan, Opinion;The Hindu

April 23
Anti-NBA petitioners goof up own versions Shamya Dasgupta;Tehelka.com - 4/23/2001
Oddball SC adjournment of contempt of court hearing against NBA; Shamya Dasgupta;Tehelka.com - 4/23/2001
In defence of dissent; Affidavit filed by Arundhati Roy in Court; Outlook, April 30
Tenor of Medha Patkar and Arundhati Roy's affidavits irk SC; Rediff on the Net
I will continue to raise voice against injustice: Medha Deccan Herald
I'll help people fight injustice: Medha Hindustan Times
Villagers stall construction work at Tehri dam Times of India
Villagers stall work at Tehri dam The Hindu
Bahuguna stages dharna at Tehri Deccan Herald
Work resumes at Tehri project: fifty people held Deccan Herald

April 22
Expert warns of damage to ecology Times of India

April 21
Medha, villagers seek probe into rehabilitation plan Hindustan Times
Amid drought, this village is an oasis Times of India

April 20
NBA seeks lowering of Sardar Sarovar dam height Times of India
Medha Patkar's charges against Narmada basin States The Hindu
Monsoon spells doom for Narmada valley inhabitants Hindustan Times
Tribals in MP teak forest face govt wrath over 'naxalite' curse Indian Express

April 19
Promised quantum of Narmada water not received Times of India
Unicef doubts Gujarat's Narmada claim The Telegraph

April 18
Uttaranchal despair over dam stirs Indian Express
Deliberate distortion; Medha Patkar; Letters to the Editor; The Hindu

April 16
Villagers demand resettlement scheme The Hindu

April 14
Rajkot mayor up in arms against govt on water issue Times of India
Rajkot staring at a major water crises Times of India
A saffron twist Frontline; Volume 18 - Issue 08, Apr. 14 - 27, 2001

April 13
'Peoples' organisations should capitalise on the anger generated by tehelka expose' Interview with Medha Patkar; April 13, Tehelka.com
Large dams under the microscope Himanshu Thakker; Himal South Asian - April 2001
Court summons Patkar in NCCL defamation case Indian Express
SC rejects NBA plea for judgment review Times of India
SC rejects Narmada dam review petition Economic Times
SC rejects review petition in Narmada dam case Hindustan Times
13,133 villages declared drought hit Times of India
Unrest over water issue growing Times of India
About Rs 5 crore a day to keep VHP in good humour Deccan Herald
Dance drama reflects Narmada Drive India Abroad Online

April 12
'The Tehelka expose has given Vajpayee an opportunity to introspect' Interview with Swami Agnivesh and Mohini Giri; April 12, Tehelka.com
Inadequate pumps, tanks add to Amreli's water problems Times of India
Govt gives in to Sangh Parivar, forms panel to review Tehri project Times of India
Compromise formula on Tehri to avert VHP stir The Hindu

April 11
CM says Narmada water will usher in prosperity Times of India
If water is life, lives are doomed in Dhoraji Times of India
State govt. to promote hydro-electricity projects Times of India
Panel to review Tehri dam Reiff on the Net

April 10
VMC to issue tax-free municipal bonds Times of India
90% of dams in Kutch unsafe: Expert Times of India
Patkar dares Supreme Court on Narmada issue Hindustan Times

April 8
Tehri still under siege Hindustan Times
Govt. to encourage captive power plants Times of India

April 7
VHP adds Tehri reservoir to its propaganda plank Times of India

April 6
Digvijay Singh cornered on right to information The Hindu
Resolve the problem Editorial; Deccan Herald
Environmentalist in favour of small dams Times of India

April 5
Tehri dam work at standstill The Hindu

April 4
People to join 'Narmada Sangharsh Parikrama' The Hindu

April 3
Narmada canal disproves critics Yoginder K.Alagh; Indian Express
Basavashree award for Medha Patkar Deccan Herald
Narmada will open door to Saurashtra's development: CM Times of India

April 2
'You need a Chomsky' Interview with Arundhati Roy; April 2, Tehelka.com
Narmada waters reach Gujarat villages The Hindu
Narmada waters reach parched Gujarat villages Deccan Herald

April 1
Narmada water to reach Gondal today Times of India
Joshi to chair panel on Tehri Times of India

News in March 2001



March 31
Havoc of Tipaimukh High Dam Project Aram Pamei, Secretary, Naga Women's Union, Manipur; Letters to the Editor; Economic and Political Weekly; March 31, 2001
Water: Charting a Course for the Future - I Ramaswamy Iyer; Economic and Political Weekly; March 31, 2001
Demonstrators caned in Palitana Times of India
Centre bows to VHP threat, stops work on Tehri Times of India
VHP gets Tehri work stopped Economic Times
Tehri project -- VHP joins protests Indian Express

March 30
No water, yet civic body claims it simply flows Indian Express
NHDC debt-equity ratio likely to be altered Economic Times

March 29
Saurashtra, North Gujarat face severe drought Indian Express
A'bad may not get Narmada water twice a day Times of India
$10-m aid gives much-needed fillip Times of India
Water crisis in Saurashtra Times of India
Uttaranchal initiates talks with Singhal over Tehri dam Deccan Herald

March 28
Narmada brings some relief to city Indian Express
Demand for water puts Government in a tight spot Times of India
Narmada water demanded for Jamkandorana Times of India
BJP in a fix over VHP's anti-Tehri stand Times of India

March 27
Up on the dam Dilip D'Souza; Rediff on the Net
Work on Tehri dam will continue: Swami Times of India
Medha Patkar relents on dam issue The Hindu
RESPONSE
     Deliberate distortion; Medha Patkar; Letters to the Editor; The Hindu
RSS joins VHP on Tehri issue The Hindu

March 26
Amid much fanfare, Narmada reaches Rajkot Indian Express
Narmada water reaches Rajkot Times of India
Tehri dam runs into fresh trouble Times of India

March 25
In the wake of the quake Himanshu Thakkar; Deccan Herald
Bhavnagar residents go without water for 3 days Times of India
Tehri dam runs into fresh trouble Hindustan Times

March 24
World Commission on Dams: Biased? Opinion; B.N.Navalawala; Economic and Political Weekly; March 24, 2001
Cong turn down mayor's invitation to Kevadiya Times of India
Singhal threatens indefinite fast over Tehri dam Times of India
Singhal threatens fast against Tehri dam The Hindu
VHP leader plans indefinite fast over Tehri dam Deccan Herald
VHP threatens indefinite stir over Tehri dam project Hindustan Times

March 23
S Kumars offers 49% stake in Maheshwar project to FIs Economic Times
Narmada water in Gondal town at last Indian Express

March 22
Rajkotians caught in conflicting figures of water supply Times of India
World health experts urge Narayanan to 'save' affected tribals Times of India

March 21
The Valley of Tigers; Don Gamble;Ascent Magazine - Issue 9
'No water scarcity this summer' Indian Express
Forget colour, Narmada water is safe to drink -- Kailasnathan Indian Express

March 20
Govt fails to supply water by March 15 to Junagadh Times of India
Letters: Koel-Karo controversy; VHP and environment; Big dams; Frontline - Volume 18 - Issue 06, Mar. 17 - 30, 2001

March 19
Water supply twice a day Indian Express
No water cut till monsoon - Mayor Indian Express

March 18
Maheshwar Project The Hindustan Times

March 17
Don't panic over yellow Narmada water, says AMC Indian Express

March 16
Portugal move a blow to hydel project: NBA The Hindu
Early rehab of displaced people sought The Hindustan Times

March 15
Medha leads march of the displaced Indian Express
Come summer, and there's water, water nowhere Indian Express
Call to involve project-hit people in discussions Times of India
Patkar charges state govt with betraying oustees Times of India
Patkar arrested The Hindu
Gujarat govt attempts to rebuild image through water project Deccan Herald

March 14
Medha Patkar arrested in Bombay Rediff on the Net
City starts drawing Narmada water Times of India
Narmada water reaches city Indian Express
Political parties take credit for Narmada Indian Express

March 13
FIs to pick up 49% stake in S Kumars' hydel project; Economic Times
Phase II of quake relief: Gujarat gears up to tackle water crisis Hindustan Times

March 12
Narmada Kumbh Poojan; Indian Express

March 10
Take a more constructive approach; Opinion, Tirtho Banerjee;The Telegraph

March 9
Saurashtra to get Narmada water from mid-March; Indian Express
Ahmedabad to get Narmada water from March 13; Times of India

March 8
Areas facing water problem to get Narmada water: CM; Times of India

March 6
Panels to monitor repair work on quake-hit dams; Times of India
69 dams in the region damaged in earthquake; Times of India
AMC promises water twice a day; Indian Express

March 5
Quake burden will hit development projects; Times of India
Gujarat may be drawn into a debt trap; Times of India
Ranjit Sagar dam oustees yet to get compensation ; Times of India
Follow World Commission on Dams Guidelines: Prof Ramaswamy Iyer; Kathmandu Post

March 4
Ecological Aggression Unfair: UNEP chief; The Hindu

March 3
Plea to allocate Narmada water to Porbander; Times of India

March 2
Against the project; Bela Bhatia;Frontline - Issue dated March 3, 2001
Resistance and repression; Bela Bhatia;Frontline - Issue dated March 3, 2001
Quake burden will affect development projects; Times of India
Bhavnagar to get Narmada water in March; Times of India

March 1
VMC gears up to tackle 'dry' summer; Times of India
Earthquake year for dams in drought year; Translated from Gujarati; Kutch Mitra

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