Sunday, January 3, 2010

Petition Against the Construction of Tipaimukh Dam

I fund this petition interesting.. As on date there are 315 who sign against the construction of the dam.

Target:
Indian PM Mr Manmohan Singh
Sponsored by:
Stop the Tipaimukh Dam Campaign Group

The Tipaimukh Hydroelectric Project is being constructed near the confluence of Barak and Tuivai rivers, in Manipur, India and within 100km of Bangladesh border.


Public and environmentalists alike expressed deep concern if the project is implemented it could deprive Bangladesh of its share of the international river that supplies waters to hundreds of water bodies in the region. They fear that the dam would ultimately dry up the Meghna River in the greater Sylhet region and neareby districts. The dam will kill all common rivers of the country particularly the Meghna River, the biggest river of the country. The construction of the dam when completed in 2012 would bring about a major disaster for Bangladesh, virtually drying up the Surma and the Kushiara rivers in winter season, which water most of the north-eastern regions of Bangladesh. The Tipaimukh dam would seriously affect not only agriculture, particularly in winter, but is also going to bring about negative ecological and environmental changes in vast areas in both Bangladesh and India.You must stop this disaster from taking place.

The Tipaimukh Hydroelectric Project is being constructed near the confluence of Barak and Tuivai rivers, in Manipur, India and within 100km of Bangladesh border.


Public and environmentalists alike expressed deep concern if the project is implemented it could deprive Bangladesh of its share of the international river that supplies waters to hundreds of water bodies in the region. They fear that the dam would ultimately dry up the Meghna River in the greater Sylhet region and neareby districts. The dam will kill all common rivers of the country particularly the Meghna River, the biggest river of the country. The construction of the dam when completed in 2012 would bring about a major disaster for Bangladesh, virtually drying up the Surma and the Kushiara rivers in winter season, which water most of the north-eastern regions of Bangladesh. The Tipaimukh dam would seriously affect not only agriculture, particularly in winter, but is also going to bring about negative ecological and environmental changes in vast areas in both Bangladesh and India.You must stop this disaster from taking place.

SOURCE: thepetitionsite

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