Press Conference: Reality of the Uttarakhand Flood

Press Conference

Reality of the Uttarakhand Flood

Date: 8th November, 2013

Time: 12.30 pm – 2 pm

Venue: Lawns, Press Club of India, 1, Raisina Road, New Delhi

As you all are aware of the massive flood in Uttarakhand in the month of June, 2013, and it was shown to the world as a natural calamity which is not fully correct. This quantum of natural calamity increased many fold due to existing and dams under-construction on Bhagirathi-Alaknanda and their tributaries. Vishnupryag and Srinagar Hydro Electricity Projects (HEP) are some of the examples in Alaknanda Valley and Assiganga HEPs, Maneri-Bhali phase -2 is another bad example in Bhagirathi Valley, to quote a few.

The situation of these dam affected areas are worst as follows:-

Dam companies are busy with repair work without any study or investigation in to the reasons for the incident or extent of damage not only to the structure but to human life downstream.

No enquiry has been set up by the state or central agency in the instances of dam burst.

No FIR were allowed to be filed in Police stations.

Dinesh Panwar, Ranu Chowhan, P. V. Kala and others from affected villages in these parts are in Delhi to share their experience and to expose the reality of the situation in the Valley.

It is in this context that we would like to invite you for a Press Conference on 8th November, 2013, Tomorrow at Press Club, New Delhi @ 12.30 pm to 2 pm.

Please Join and listen our experience.

With Regards

Vimal Bhai (09718479517), Seela (09212587159)



Author: Intercultural Resources

Intercultural Resources is a forum for research and political intervention on issues related to the impacts and alternatives to destructive development. Our effort draws upon the social, cultural, material and intellectual resources that have been generated in the course of dialogues between people of different cultures on questions of social justice, development and self-rule. We are of the view that dialogue can sustain plurality and open possibilities for recovery of the ground lost on account of inter-cultural alienation, which is manifest in a variety of forms of violence that we encounter everyday at different levels of social life. Intercultural Resources is based in Delhi, India. Email:

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