[act-ma] Who pays, who gains - India's River Linking Project - May 13th Sunday 4pm, MIT

litu lituk at yahoo.com
Tue May 8 15:46:55 PDT 2012

Alliancefor a Secular and Democratic South Asia


A workshop on India’s
River Linking Project (IRLP)

The River Linking Project – who pays
and who gains
Sunday, May 13
Room 2-143, MIT
77 Mass Ave, Cambridge
The Indian Supreme Court in February of this year ordered
the Government of India to implement an ambitious project to link the major
rivers of the region in a “time-bound manner”.  This $150 billion project is to interconnect rivers to transfer water
from where it is deemed in “surplus” to where it is in “deficit”.   The benefits of this project are doubtful
and the possible harm to the ecology and livelihood of millions in South Asia, including
lower riparian Bangladesh,
are not being taken into account.

Please join us and members of the community to discuss the
project and its implications.  There will
be brief presentations by members of the Alliance on
different aspects of the IRLP, alternatives, and a discussion on what is to be

Some Links on River Linking:
Tehelka, (http://tehelka.com/story_main52.asp?filename=Ws230312noose.asp) 
and more  http://www.southasiaalliance.org/tableOfContents/toc_riverLinking.htm)

Alliancefor a Secular and Democratic South
Asia ( www.southAsiaAlliance.org)
South AsiaForum at MIT
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