STOP MONSTER PANCHESWAR DAM & MAKE MANY SMALL DAMS IN BARREN AREAS IN HILLS FOR PROGRESS
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Govt of India is going to start construction on Pancheswar Dam on Mahakali river a 315 m high dam 90 km long ,with 116 sq km surface,(hills are conical , submerged hill surface will be much more)which will submerge very fertile fields & habitates made by hard work by ancestors,dense forests, rare fauna & flora, many ancient revered temples,where Pandavs also payed.Huge tunneling & blasting will damage the structure of theses weak hills,rare river fishes will disappear.The ancient & rich river bank culture & civilization will be finished. Govt has left these places away from developement even 70 yrs after independence.Dam will also cause loosening of higher hills & huge lhill slides due huge water reservoir upto 2400ft from sea level. It will also affect the ecology & environment of all kumaon & far west Nepal hills.Drowning of dense forests will produce huge harmful methane gas.The many rare wild animal will loose habitat and will die or will be killed by humans.Redidents of 137 villages will have to go through the trauma of painful rehabilitation away from home.Climate will also change in this area.Frequency of increased rains will bring more cloud burst & landslides. Sensitive earth quak zone and international security are also a problem if it is made.
Our campaign to enlighten govt authorities is -To stop this huge ,worlds 2nd biggest dam to avoid these many harms and in place of it to make many smaller dams all along river Mahakali,Gori,Dauli & other tributaries,in barren areas as most of countries do,so that govt gets the desired electricity & water for plains and hills are also saved and developed in place of drowning.
In the age of solar, wind& nuclear energy also it is not justified to drown precious & unrecoverable ancient ,nature,treasures.culture & river bank hill civilization .
if you think we are right on our approach please sign this campaign to put up to govt to make many small dams on River Mahakali & its 5 tributaries in barren areas to benefit all including power n water for irrigation to plains & saving n developing Mahakali river bank people & its precious nature assets.
Jai Hind !
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