From Joshimath & Teesta to now Luhri:
Are we gambling with the Himalayas in the name of “Development”?

Join us for a webinar on 1st March 2024 at 3 pm (Friday)
▶️ Register here for link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAscu2vpjMuGdA3I0pKG1LZ1Is3mBhBM0s6

Speakers:

▪️ Rakesh Singha, (Former MLA Theog-Kumarsain constituency, HP & State Secretary of Himachal Kisan Sabha, CPIM)
▪️ Manshi Asher, (Environmental Activist and Researcher, Himdhara Environment Research and Action Collective)
▪️ Mayalmit Lepcha, (Human Rights and Environmental Activist, Community Leader, Affected Citizens of Teesta)
▪️ Amitanshu Verma, (Researcher, Centre for Financial Accountability)

▪️ Moderated by: Nancy Pathak (Centre for Financial Accountability)
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The recent round of protests against the Luhri Hydro Electric project in Himachal Pradesh yet again illustrate all that is wrong with pushing hydropower dams in the Himalayas. This comes close on the heels of the Joshimath land subsidence, the tunnel collapse trapping workers in Uttarkashi, and Teesta stage 3 dam collapse last year. The Himalayas, home to unique biodiversity and ecosystems, are particularly badly hit by large-scale infrastructure development. There is a need for greater transparency and accountability of the financiers and the contractors of huge development projects here, but what we are witnessing is sheer recklessness.