Monthly Archives: March, 2009

Aravalli mining: SC reserves order

Indian Express , http://www.indianexpress.com/news/aravalli-mining-sc-reserves-order/440109/ New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its verdict on whether a complete ban could be imposed on mining activities in the Aravalli-range areas falling within Faridabad and Gurgaon districts. But questioning the aftermath of a ban, the Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan asked, “What would be …

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Aravali case: 7 forest dept men in dock

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Delhi/Aravali-case-7-forest-dept-men-in-dock/articleshow/4325263.cms CHANDIGARH: Indicating that the Aravali ecology is very much on its mind, the Haryana government has now initiated chargesheet proceedings against seven forest department officials, including two Indian Forest Services officers, in a 10-year-old plantation scam concerning the ravaged ranges. The matter dates back to 1999 when the state vigilance bureau noticed irregularities in …

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Sin aqua non

http://www.economist.com/daily/news/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13349220 Dams are making a comeback IT WAS political theatre as usual. Two demonstrators from a non-governmental organisation (NGO) called International Rivers disrupted the opening ceremony of the fifth World Water Forum, a week-long gathering in Istanbul of the great and good who work on matters watery which concludes on Sunday March 22nd. The demonstrators …

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Crushers at work, powered by groundwater

Save the Aravali Times of India Crushers at work, powered by groundwater Illegal mining still rampant in Aravalis

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Water as a human right

Editorial ,The Hindu http://www.hindu.com/2009/03/23/stories/2009032351020800.htm The passage of another World Water Day (March 22) is a painful reminder that the goal to make water a fundamental right under a global treaty remains elusive. In many countries, governments and international agencies are not expected to reduce by half the number of citizens without safe water access by …

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Mining in India: development versus the environment

Posted by Radhika Viswanathan on March 20, 2009 at 22:27 in the http://www.climaticoanalysis.org/post/mining-in-india-development-versus-the-environment/ “In bureaucratic system obedience to power and self-goals have pushed self-consciousness and uprightness into darkness.” These words, written by a forest department official in his retirement letter were in response to the mining controversy that has brought the state of Haryana under …

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If Aravalis have been devastated, ban mining: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday talked tough while showing its inclination for a total ban on mining in the Aravali hill areas of Haryana’s Faridabad and Gurgaon districts, being convinced that relentless battering of this natural barrier would allow the western desert to gradually eat up the grain bowl of the Gangetic plains. …

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‘Apex court panel ignored land degradation in Aravali range’

By IANS Thursday,19 March 2009, 19:50 hrs New Delhi: A Supreme Court appointed panel was Thursday accused of ignoring for five years the continued degradation of the land in the Aravali ranges near Faridabad in Haryana due to rampant mining. Appearing for Faridabad and Gurgaon Minerals, a mining firm operating in a 900 acre area …

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SAVE THE ARAVALI CAMPAIGN- TIMES OF INDIA

1. Haryana to seek amnesty for Aravali structures-India-The Times of … Huda has already given affoerstation land and money for the Aravali Rehabilitation Fund that the CEC had recommended as a one-time quid pro quo for http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Haryana-to-seek-amnesty-for-Aravali-structures/rssarticleshow/4262531.cms- 2. Haryana shuts out builders from Aravali-India-The Times of India CHANDIGARH: It’s another small win for the Aravalis. …

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Residents heave a sigh of relief after SC order-Delhi-Cities-The …

Residents heave a sigh of relief after SC order-Delhi-Cities-The … 13 Feb 2009 … NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court disallowing demolition as well as further construction in the green-zone of Faridabad’s Aravali hill areas for … http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Delhi/Residents_heave_a_sigh_of_relief_after_SC_order/articleshow/4126663.cms-46k-

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