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AID Partner in Uttarakhand Advocates for GEP
Relief and Rehabilitation

Dr. Anil Joshi of Himalayan Environment Studies and Conservation Organization has been advocating for Gross Environment Product (GEP) for a long time to measure and convey the health of the ecology. On Friday, the Government of Uttarakhand has decided to institute GEP in the state.

AID is supporting the relief and rehabilitation work of HESCO in Uttarakhand.

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Perched precariously

Uttarakhand Relief & Rehab Newsletter
Relief and Rehabilitation

 AID is supporting the work of PSI, HESCO, SBMA and Goonj in Uttarakhand

PSI Team Leader during Relief Work


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Adivasis March 25Km to Demand Land Titles Under FRA

 Hundreds of Adivasis marched from G.Madugula to Paderu in AP to demand their land titles under the Forest Rights Act.

Adivasis Marching in Vishakhapatnam





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Report from PSI's Ph-I Efforts
Relief and Rehabilitation

AID partner PSI (People's Science Institute) is working with 260 families for immediate relief in Ph-I

Ropeway across the river Relief @ Chandrapuri

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District  Block Villages/Locations Partner Org
 Families Benefitting
 Tehri Garhwal
 Thatyur  Parodi, Chnnan
 PSI 50
 Pithoragarh  Munsiari  Gori Ganga Valley
 Himal Prakriti
 Almora  Chaukhutiya  Tadag Tal Area
 Laxmi Ashram
 Rudraprayag  Augustmuni  Chandrapuri  Mandakini ki Awaz


Spate Along the Gori River Basin, NE Kumaon
Relief and Rehabilitation
on the spate along the Gori river basin,North Eastern Kumaon, Uttarakhand

While this could be a longer-term river flood-pulse, it is clear that the erosive force was multiplied by the sediment load and the masses of boulders and debris that flowed down. Two factors seem to have exacerbated this. One, very heavy commercial sand mining along the riverbanks, leaving them bare and without a cushion, and two, the enormous amount of debris that has been dumped along the riverbanks from road-building (for hydro companies) and from tunneling and dumping of muck during the construction of tunnels for hydropower projects.

Read the full report: on The Spate Along the Gori river basin,North Eastern Kumaon , by Himal Prakriti


Pic:  UREDA -Motigad Powerhouse destroyed along Paina gad