5th February 2019 Press Note: Solidarity fast held at Dharamshala for free flowing Himalayan Rivers; Social and Environmental activists demand to save the Ganga

Close to 100 representatives and activists of various local organizations from Kangra and other districts held a public meeting and a one day solidarity fast and public meeting on “Clean and Free Flowing Himalayan Rivers” at Dharamshala on 5th February, 2019 outside Hanuman Mandir from 10 am to 4 pm. The fast, led by veteran environmentalist Kulbhushan Upmanyu, also lent full support to 26 year old Atmabodhanand, an engineering student-turned-seer, who has been fasting for more than 100 days at Matri Sadan Ashram, Haridwar for ‘Aviral- Nirmal Ganga’. “Today is Atmabodhanand’s 105th day of fasting. Before him late GD Agrawal, former professor at IIT, Kanpur who observed fast for 111 days lost his life in AIIMS Rishikesh on 11th Ooctober,2018 fighting for the same cause” said Upmanyu. Even as the Central Government is spending crores of rupees under the Nmamai Gange program in the name of cleaning Ganga, the situation of the river has gone from bad to worse in the last four years as per a report of the Central Pollution Control Board. Scrapping of all 54 proposed dams on the Ganga and its tributaries, Strict Action to stop the pollution of Ganga downstream and passing of the Ganga Act which curtails illegal sand mining and large scale deforestation in the catchment of the Ganga basin are the key demands being made. Abha Bhaiyya of Jagori Grameen who also lent their support to the campaign said that the Ganga belongs to all of us, not to any one community or state. “The lynching of nature has to be stopped if our coming generations have to survive she said.

Sumit Mahar of Himdhara Collective, who gave the call for the program, added “Its not just Ganga


Sirsa pollution

Press Note: Industrial Pollution Killing Sirsa: Environment Group writes to NGT appointed River Rejuvenation Committee

Demands Community Participation in making and implementation of action plans for restoration


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Press Note: 29/12/2018 Tribals rally against bureaucratic roadblocking of Forest Rights Act in Kinnaur

Local leaders and activists call out the ignorance and apathy of administration, question apathy of the government

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Press Note: Study breaks myths of ‘big encroachers’ under FRA in tribal areas; Reveals that most claimants are marginal landholders

5th Dec 2018

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JCB burying waste

Press Note: 21 Sep 2018 Burying Garbage is not Waste Management

For the last two years the Municipal Council, Baddi and BBNDA have openly been dumping municipal waste of Baddi town in Kenduwal



Expensive technologies cannot solve India’s waste problem

The core question India needs to address: how to reduce the generation of waste in an economy, which thrives on spiraling consumption and production

India generates over 150,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) per day. According to the World


फाइनल CBT2018

पश्चिमी हिमालय में पर्यावरण समावेशी व समुदाय-आधारित पर्यटन स्थानीय समुदायों के लिए कार्यशाला

पश्चिमी हिमालय में पर्यावरण समावेशी व समुदाय-आधारित पर्यटन   स्थानीय समुदायों के लिए कार्यशाला

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The Farce of ‘Integrated Waste Management’ in Himachal Pradesh

What is an open dumping yard in reality is – on paper – an ‘integrated solid waste management facility’ for which a local authority has received clearance from the environment ministry.

Globally, environmental racism has been about the trash of over-consuming rich countries finding its