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Case details:

Om Dutt Singh & Anr Vs State of U.P. & Ors

Application no. 521 of 2014, R.A. no. 14 of 2015 and M.A. no. 1050 of 2015

in National Green Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi

IMAGE बुनियाद की दरारों को भरने का चल रहा काम | Dainik Jagran
06 Dec 2015| दुद्धी (सोनभद्र): कनहर ¨सचाई परियोजना के स्पिलवे के बुनियाद के दो चरण पूरा होने के बाद... Read More...
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22 Nov 2015| दुद्धी (सोनभद्र): कनहर ¨सचाई परियोजना के डूब क्षेत्र में प्रभावित होने वाले 1916 नए... Read More...
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23rd October, 2015 | क्षेत्र के बहुप्रतीक्षित कनहर सिंचाई परियोजना में करीब चार... Read More...
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13th October, 2015 | दुद्धी (सोनभद्र): क्षेत्र के महत्वाकांक्षी कनहर ¨सचाई परियोजना स्थल पर मंगलवार को... Read More...


Full_Report_NGT_Committee_Kanhar.pdf   [18 MB] dated 28th October, 2015 (Text-recognizable, digitally bookmarked scanned document)


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State of Kanhar Dam Project in Sonbhadra, U.P.

Courtesy: People's Union for Civil Liberties

Date of Visit: 19th August, 2015

Dr. Sandeep Pandey, Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand, Arvind Murti and Urmila Vishwakarma Click Here

KANHAR DAM (Anwar, Dudhi, U.P.) PROJECT: Present Status, Prospects and Apprehensions  

Date of Visit: 19th August, 2015

Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand (Prof. G.D. Agrawal) Click Here

Dams Built on Rivers of Blood: A Fact Finding Report on the State Repression at Kanhar Dam in Sonbhadra, U. P.   

Courtesy: Delhi Solidarity Group

Date of Visit: 18th-20th April, 2015

Kavita Krishnan, Abhishek Shrivastav, Purnima Gupta, Debadityo Sinha, Rajnish Gambhir, Siddhant Mohan and Priya Pillai Click Here

Kanhar Dam - Legitimate demands of dalit farmers in UP being crushed ruthlessly, Chhattisgarh adivasi peasants being kept in the dark

Courtesy: Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan

Date of visit: 19th April, 2015

Alok Shukla, Sudha Bharadwaj, Jangsay Poya, Degree Prasad Chouhan and Bijay Gupta  Click Here



Project Area showingForests Click Here

Photographs from Kanhar Dam protests of April 2015 Click Here



Scientific Studies related to the Project

A GIS-based approach in drainage morphometric analysis of Kanhar River Basin, India by Banaras Hindu University- October, 2014 published in Appl Water Sci, Springerlink. [PDF]

Environmental flow requirements of river Sone: impacts of low discharge on fisheries-August, 2014 by Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute [PDF]

Medico-ethnobotanical inventory of Renukoot forest division of district Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh, India-July,2012 by Banaras Hindu University [PDF]

Progress in the studies on the greenhouse gas emissions from reservoirs, published in Acta Ecologica Sinica 34 (2014) [PDF]

Legal Guidelines related to the Project

MoEF Circular dated 15th January, 2008-Applicability of EIA Notification, 2006 for Cases where Land has been Acquired before EIA Notification, 1994 [PDF]

EIA Notification, 2006 Click Here

Forest Conservation Act and Guidelines Click Here

About the Project

Kanhar Irrigation Project is located downstream of the confluence of River Pagan with River Kanhar (a tributary of RIver Sone in Ganga river basin) near village Sugawan in Tehsil Dudhi of District Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh (India). The project proposes a 3.003 km earthen dam having a maximum height of 39.90 m from deepest bed level. The project envisages submergence of 4131.5 Ha land (including 980 ha forests) which includes parts of Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. The project was approved in 1976 and completeley abandoned since 1989 and construction work is started on 5th December, 2014. Information accessed under RTI shows that the project does not have a valid 'Environment Clearance' and 'Forest Clearance'.


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