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Greenpeace demands urgent assessment of water diversion to thermal power plants

Press release | April 29, 2014 at 12:40

April 28, 2014: Last week, amid the prediction of a weak monsoon in Maharashtra in 2014, the Water Resources Department released its weekly report on the current water availability in the state's reservoirs. The report[1] indicated that the total...

Coal-water conflict

Hub | May 15, 2013 at 20:14

Maharashtra's agricultural hinterland – especially Marathwada and Vidarbha – have been facing severe water crisis year after year. Issues of debts, crop failure, bad monsoon etc, have historically wreaked havoc on the farmers' livelihoods and...

Decisions on water supply in the state seem to depend on personal and political...

Press release | April 20, 2014 at 13:35

Mumbai, 19th April 2014: Allegations have been raised by opposition parties that the Deputy Chief Minister, Ajit Pawar "threatened" farmers in Baramati tehsil before the second phase of Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra, to disconnect their water...

High powered commitee meeting Minutes

Publication | December 10, 2012 at 13:35

Greenpeace obtained the minutes of 20 of 28 meetings of the High Powered Committee held between 2003 and January 2011 through the Right to Information Act of 2005.

High Powered Committee Meeting Minutes (including Vidarbha Diversions)

Publication | December 10, 2012 at 13:43

Greenpeace obtained the minutes of 20 of 28 meetings of the High Powered Committee held between 2003 and January 2011 through the Right to Information Act of 2005.

Greenpeace calls for priority access of water to farmers in drought hit Maharashtra

Press release | May 22, 2013 at 12:30

Amravati, 22rd May 2013: In an early morning action to raise an alarm on the massive diversion of water away from irrigation to water guzzling coal fired power plants, Greenpeace activists unfurled a 250 feet banner on the Upper Wardha dam at...

Impact of Water Resources Projects-Case Study Wardha

Publication | August 8, 2012 at 18:30

Vidarbha region in Maharastra has a long history of under development. Many measures to offset the agrarian crisis in the region like the Prime Minister's debt relief assistance in 2006 has focussed extensively on developing assured irrigation...

Greenpeace delivers 13,000 petitions to the CM’s office

Press release | April 26, 2011 at 17:24

Mumbai, April 26, 2011: On the occasion of 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Greenpeace today delivered around 13,000 petitions against the proposed Jaitapur nuclear project to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Prithviraj...

Water for farmers

Page | July 24, 2013 at 13:59

It was Maharashtra’s worst drought in 40 years. For long the state had a unique water policy which gave preference to industries over agriculture. Millions of cubic meters of water meant for irrigation has been allocated for thermal power plants...

The water-energy-farmers nexus in Maharashtra: Thoughts on World Water Day!

Blog entry by Jai Krishna | March 24, 2014

Farming is increasingly becoming a risky profession to do. Farming and livelihoods of millions of farmers in the country are always at the mercy of something that is beyond their control, either markets, government policies or extreme...

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