The dismal Performance of the Pawana Dam by SANDRP, Dams, Rivers and People, 01 July, 2007
The guilt of thirst by Himanshu Thakkar, Tehelka, 06 May, 2006
High Level Expert Group Lacks Required Expertise
It may be recalled that on June 30, 2008 the Government of India committed itself to “suitably ensure perennial environmental flow in all stretches of river Bhagirathi.” This commitment was made in response to a representation of the Alumini Association of IIT- Kanpur to the Prime Minister of India requesting his intervention in the fast-unto-death undertaken by Dr. G.D. Agrawal – a former Dean of IIT-Kanpur -- to ensure the natural and uninterrupted flow of the Bhagirathi river between Gangotri and Dharasu (Uttarkashi). Subsequently the Ministry of Power, GoI, directed Shri R.S. Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director of NTPC, to constitute a high level expert group.
There is a fury building up across the country by Arundhati Roy, The Hindu, 29 April, 2009