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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.

 

 

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


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