Narmada Samachar: 27 November 2001


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Maheshwar Dam

Press Releases

Madhya Pradesh organisations term the present energy crisis a conspiracy,
oppose privatization and trifurcation of the MPEB; "Decisions about
Madhya Pradesh's energy needs will have to be taken with the people in
Madhya Pradesh, not in the ADB offices at Manila"
NBA Press Release - November 25

New CAG Report tabled in Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha confirms S.Kumars'
financial malpractices; M.P. government must desist from picking up
equity in the destructive Maheshwar Project
NBA Press Release - November 18

Sardar Sarovar Dam

Press Releases

Brutal lathi charge in Village Chotta Badada on peaceful protestors;
Over 15 hospitalised; Two bystanders also brutally beaten, one still
semi-conscious; M.P. Government attempts forcible surveys without answering
people's fundamental questions
NBA Press Release - November 25

Organizations oppose 'sinister' amendment in Narmada Tribunal;
"Govt. denying land to oustees to hide failure of resetlement";
The Supreme Court Must take Note of Illegal Move:
Demand to Dismiss the Proposal
NBA Press Release - November 19

The WCD report shows a way out of crisis;
Exploit existing & incomplete big dams & adopt alternatives
NBA Press Release - October 27

News Clippings

Cong. stand on Narmada criticised ;
The Hindu - November 27

Digvijay for giving cash compensation to dam oustees ;
The Hindu - November 14

NBA demands land and not cash compensation ;
Deccan Herald - November 6

Setback for State on Narmada front ;
Times of India - November 13

CARE downgrades Narmada bond issue ;
Times of India - November 8

Vyas dubs pipeline water project an 'impractical dream' ;
Times of India - November 8

Counter propaganda against SSP: Modi ;
Times of India - October 30

Cong rally, govt claims to mark Sardar Jayanti at Kevadiya ;
Times of India - October 29

Relevant news missed from previous editions of Narmada Samachar

State to pay Rs 239 cr compensation to PAPs ;
Times of India - October 20

GAU undertakes research for SSP ;
Times of India - October 1

Tehri Dam Updates

Amar Ujala - November 20

(Translated from original Hindi Notice that appeared in Hindi Daily Amar Ujala
in Dehra Doon & Tehri Garhwal on November 20, 2001)


Everyone is herby informed that as a result of construction of Tehri dam,
the Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Limited would be closing Tunnels
T-3 and T-4 in the last week of November 2001. As a result of closing of
above mentioned tunnels, the lower areas of old Tehri town upto RL 640 m
would be submerged. As a result, situation of danger to the people and
property would be created. Hence, all citizens of old Tehri town are
requested that they go away from old Tehri town and make arrangements
for resettlement at the resettlement sites allotted to them.

Date: November 19, 2001

Rehabilitation Director    District Magistrate
Tehri Dam Project          Tehri Garhwal
New Tehri                  New Tehri
SANDRP Press Release on Failure of Tehri Resettlement ;
SANDRP Press Release - November 23

News Clippings

PM to decide on closing key tunnels of Tehri dam ;
Deccan Herald - November 14

Other News

SC won't drop case against Arundhati ;
The Hindu - October 30

Large dams and the twin towers ;
Deccan Herald - October 29

New Hydro power policy on anvil: Prabhu ;
Deccan Herald - November 5

Bharucha takes over as Chief Justice ;
The Hindustan Times - November 1

Additions to website

Updates by SANDRP (South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers, and People) ;

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