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Sign to release Narmada activists, farmers and tribals

Ten thousand men and women displaced by Indira Sagar, Omkareshwar and other dams on the Narmada marched for their right to rehabilitation in alternate lands with the slogan "Give us land or give back our villages!"

The State of Madhya Pradesh, instead of providing alternate lands has brutally lathi-charged the displaced farmers and unlawfully arrested activists Alok Agrawal, Kailashbhai, Kalubhai and some other villagers. Sign Petition to release Narmada activists, farmers and tribals.

Read more about the rally.

Appeal on Livestock Keepers’ Rights in India

Livestock keepers in India conserve a large number of valuable breeds of animals like cows, buffaloes, sheep, goats, camels as well as poultry. The livelihoods of livestock Keepers are under threat by the progressive loss of grazing lands, limitations to mobility and lack of participation in decision making, as also by industrial and corporate models of livestock breeding, which include privatization of genetic resources through intellectual property rights and the free market system, These communities are entitled to have rights over their germplasm and their knowledge.

Sign on your support for Livestock Keepers’ Rights

Will Ganga get its life back ?

River Ganga is now a ‘national’ river. The Prime minister of India announced this on November 4, 2008 after a meeting, with the ministers for water resources, environment and forests and urban development, to discuss how to bring the river back to life. Though a very important step, it is too early to predict what this ‘national status’ would actually mean to India’s most revered river and its people.

What gives us hope is the fact that government has accepted that all is not well with the Ganga Action Plan (GAP)—a dedicated programme launched in 1985 to restore the river back to bathing water quality. This certainly is winning half the battle. Press communiqué from the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) reads:“there is a need to replace the current piecemeal efforts taken up in a fragmented manner in select cities with an integrated approach that sees the river as an ecological entity and addresses issues of quantity in terms of water flows along with issues of quality.”

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