When heading out on an adventure like walking along a river, it is standard practice to look at satellite imagery (topographic map prints till very recently) of the area of interest to chart out an informed plan of action. In preparation of our walk along the River Ken, we decided to do the same but couldn’t access a reliable map of the river all the way from source to mouth.
SANDRP & VEDITUM
Press Note : 19th April 2018
The Ken is considered to be one of India’s cleaner rivers. It is part of the Ganga basin and meets the Yamuna at Chilla Ghat in Banda District, Uttar Pradesh. To closely understand the Ken, this walk along the Ken was organised by SANDRP – South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People from Delhi and Veditum India Foundation from Kolkata. In the past, these organisations have also undertaken long
The Pancheshwar dam is proposed to be taller than any dam currently standing on earth. It also happens to be the dam that might impound the still free Mahakali river, the last Himalayan river that still flows free from source to confluence. There have been various reports about the many technical issues with the construction of the dam including the fact that it is unsuitably placed in the highest seismic activity zone.
Emmanuel Theophilus, who has extensively documented the Kali
(This is a guest blog by Renu Desai, Dipani Sutaria, Mansi Shah & Vrushti Mawani, who are taking the lead for the Ahmedabad leg of our City Water Walks initiative.)
When Akshay got in touch with us about doing a city walk in Ahmedabad that would concur with Siddharth’s walk along the Ganga, we were immediately enthused. Each of us has generally looked at “water” from a specific perspective – as river and riparian ecosystems, an element that can breathe …