Category Archives: Indian Water Resources Society

Bhakra – The Tribune

August 7, 2014

Why belittle Bhakra?
THE Bhakra Dam, Nehru’s temple of modern India, is under attacks from pseudo environmentalists. These self-appointed experts have been, for the past two decades, unleashing a venomous propaganda against India’s major water resource development projects within and outside the country. continue reading

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This is with reference to “For rejuvenating, not re-engineering, the Ganga” by Shri Ramaswamy Iyer, former Secretary to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Water Resources

July 16, 2014

The author has trashed the real issues before the nation and questions the developmental approaches by baselessly arguing that “The forces of free market capitalism and the insatiable ‘developmental’ demand for energy will trump all environmental concerns as well as anxieties about the Ganga”. Water Resources community is dismayed and disappointed at the ill founded views of a former bureaucrat who was at the helm of affairs during earlier governments. It also cannot agree with faddist and impressionistic arguments and viewpoints . continue reading

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Dams have much strategic value – Friday, 20 June 2014

The idea of leaving a better planet for the next generation is adorable, but not at the cost of wiping out the present generation

As per media reports, the Union Government has eased green norms for building strategically important infrastructure projects along India’s border with China. Find top casino NZ by onlinecasinokiwi.com professional team. This decision will give a major boost to the construction of a number of border road projects etc that have been awaiting environmental clearances for long. continue reading

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GANGA- RESTORATION OF A LIFELINE

Ganga, the name immediately strikes a chord in the heart of every Indian evoking feelings of devotion, plentiful resources and an everlasting link to the foundations of our civilisation. It is not possible to envision our country without Ganga. At the same time, those who witness the course of the river as it traverses the country, cannot remain ignore the facts that flies in our faces, especially the water quality, lack of integrated development strategies and a huge burden of responsibilities that the river carries to nurture the millions dependent upon those seemingly unending water resources that the river embodies. continue reading

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