Stop Kalu Dam: Environmental disaster and Displacement of indigenous people (StopKaluDam.org)
  • Petitioning Prithviraj Chavan -- Fax 91-22-22029214, Email: chiefminister@maharashtra.gov.in

This petition will be delivered to:

Chief Minister of Maharashtra
Prithviraj Chavan -- Fax 91-22-22029214, Email: chiefminister@maharashtra.gov.in
Secretary (Environment &Forests)
Tishyarakshit Chatterjee -- Email: t.chatterjee@nic.in
Personal Secretary, Office of the Minister of State, Ministry of Environment and Forests
M S Bhakuni
Additional Director General of Forests (Wildlife), MoEF
Jagdish Kishwan
Inspector General Of Forests (Wildlife), Ministry of Environment and Forests
A K Srivastava
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests
M.F. Farooqui
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests
Gauri Kumar
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests
Meera Mehrishi
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests
Rajiv Gauba
Inspector General Of Forests , Ministry of Environment and Forests
R K Goel
Secretary, Water Resources Department, Maharashtra
E B Patil
Tribal Development Commisionerate, Maharashtra
TDC
Additional Tribal Development Commisionerate, Thane, Maharashtra
ATDC
Environmental Information Centre, Environment Department, Maharashtra
ENVIS
Minister for Tribal Affairs
V. Kishore Chandra Deo
Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs
A K Chugh
Chief Secretary of Maharashtra
Rantakar Gaikwad
Additional Chief Secretary of Maharashtra
ACS
Environment Secretary, Government of Maharashtra
Valsa Nair Singh
Personal Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests
V K Panthari
Commisioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority
Rahul Asthana
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Government of Maharashtra
PCCF
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests
H K Pande
Director General of Forests & Special Secretary, MoEF
Dr P J Dilip Kumar
Senior Principal Personal Secretary, MoEF
Satish Kumar Sharma
Officer, Irrigation Management Policy, Water Resources Department, Maharashtra
WRD
Deputy Inspector General of Forests, MoEF
A M Singh
Deputy Inspector General of Forests, MoEF
A R Chaddha
Additional Director General of Forests (Forest Conservation), MoEF
Arun K Bansal
Inspector General Of Forests , MoEF
A N Prasad
Deputy Inspector General of Forests, MoEF
Dr D K Sharma
Deputy Inspector General of Forests (Wildlife), MoEF
Dr. Anmol Kumar
Assistant Inspector General of Forests (Forest Conservation), MoEF
Rajbir Singh
Deputy Inspector General of Forests, MoEF
K C Sethi
Deputy Inspector General of Forests, MoEF
Prakriti Srivastava
Inspector General Of Forests (Forest Conservation), MoEF
Ansar Ahmed
Assistant Inspector General of Forests (Forest Conservation), MoEF
C D Singh
Assistant Inspector General of Forests (Forest Conservation), MoEF
Uma Kant
Prime Minister of India
Dr. Manmohan Singh -- Fax: 91-11-23019545
Union Minister of Environment and Forests
Jayanthi Natarajan -- Fax: 91-11-24362222, Email: mosefgoi@nic.in

Stop Kalu Dam: Environmental disaster and Displacement of indigenous people (StopKaluDam.org)

    1. Petition by

      Shramik Mukti Sangathan

See StopKaluDam.org for photographs of the submergence area.

Every time the petition is signed, an e-mail with the petition letter goes out to several officials, who need to hear your voice loud and clear. So, please express your solidarity with the adivasis and oppose environmental destruction by signing the petition.

Why this is important:

Kalu Dam currently getting constructed near Murbad in Maharashtra state in India will submerge land in several hamlets belonging to the original forest dwelling communities, the adivasis. This is the very land they won legal recognition in 2006 as rightful owners after decades of struggle.

The dam is being constructed in a global biodiversity hotspot in an ecologically sensitive area of India. However, no Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), no Social Impact Assessment (SIA), no wildlife assessment and no public hearings with affected stakeholders were held before starting work on this project.

Adivasis depend entirely on the forest land and resources for their bona fide livelihood needs and practice. They have rich tradition of community conservation, like maintaining sacred groves, temple fish sanctuaries and an innate sense of fairness and justice with the environment around them.

 

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Politicians' forked tongue on the Kalu dam issue

      Shramik Mukti Sangathan
      Petition Organiser

      Surprised to find BJP, Shiv Sena, MNS and Congress representatives turning up in large numbers at a dharna against the dam at the Kalu base camp.

    2. Reached 100 signatures
    3. Kalu Dam contractor using police and strong arm tactics to quell opposition

      Shramik Mukti Sangathan
      Petition Organiser

      Agents of Kalu Dam contractor are using all tactics to counter opposition to the dam. In one such attempt, two SMS Activists, Pandu and Dasharath, were stopped on their way and threatened to be killed. Dasharath has been falsely implicated in a case of criminal tresspass and was arrested by police. But the same police refuses to register Dashrath's complaint under attrocity act. SMS is going to sit on Dharna before Dy S P,Murbad. Please write in support and solidarity to D S P Thane(Rural) and fax to 022-25343027.

      Zindabad!
      Indavi Tulpule
      Shramik Mukti Sangathan

    4. Reached 25 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Venugopalan P K THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA
      • 7 months ago

      While a dam is constructed without EIA and Public consent and violating all rights of the tribals of the area, what the authorities are doing at Kalu is illegal and criminal. It should be resisted by all means.

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    • Aswan Korula INDIA
      • 9 months ago

      Because the needs of the many do not always outweigh the needs of the few.

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      • 9 months ago

      Its high time people learnt to live one with nature, like how Indians have been doing for thousands of years. Dams do more damage than good, and also in an economy like ours, what will we do without our farmers??

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      • 9 months ago

      BIg dams disrupt the delicate balance of the ecosystem and displace so many people....it is time to stop the construction of big dams under the notion that it is for the "commom good".

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      • about 1 year ago

      Rights of tribals

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