See StopKaluDam.org for photographs of the submergence area.
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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.