Posts Tagged ‘rampal’

Monday, November 25th, 2013

চীন-ভারতের উদাহরণ : দূষিত সুন্দরবন, লাভবান হবে ভারত

বাগেরহাটের রামপালের পর প্রধানমন্ত্রী আরো সাতটি কয়লাভিত্তিক বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্রের উদ্বোধন করেছেন ঢাকায় বসে; ১২ নভেম্বর দশ হাজার মেগাওয়াট বিদ্যুৎ উৎপাদন সক্ষমতা অর্জনের (যদিও ভারত থেকে আমদানি করা ৫০০ মেগাওয়াট ধরে) উত্সবের দিনে। মোদ্দা কথা, বড়পুকুরিয়া কয়লাভিত্তিক বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্রের পর রামপাল এবং তার ধারাবাহিকতায় নতুন কয়েকশ মেগাওয়াটের আরো সাতটির যাত্রা হলো। কয়লার Read More…

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Bangladesh plans massive coal plant in world’s biggest mangrove forest

This is an expanded version of an article that ran on Yale e360 on October 29th, 2013: A Key Mangrove Forest Faces Major Threat from a Coal Plant.

Bengal tiger in the Sundarbans mangrove forest. Photo by: Steve Winter/National Geographic and Panthera.

On October 22nd Bangladeshi and Indian officials Read More…

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

New Power Plant Threatens Agriculture and Food Security in Bangladesh

The government of Bangladesh is advancing plans to install a coal-based thermal power plant in the area of Rampal in the Bagerhaat district. This project is only 10 kilometers away from the Sundarbans, an environmentally critical area, and threatens its very existence.

The Rampal power plant will have hazardous impacts Read More…

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Rampal and the seductive power of feel good development

The baffling array of events around the Rampal power plant project and its ‘Bheramara’ inauguration has lately exposed our incredible bigotry in defining development and progress. The ‘official’ sense of dictatorial disregard for environmental and human tragedy has been simply breathtaking.

Politically nobody can denounce a 1320 MW power generating Read More…

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Rampal Coal Power Plant: A letter from India

Save Sunderbans Stop Rampal

Irrawady Dolphin Found in Sunderbans
 

Growing up in Kolkata, Sunderbans was very special—it was the home for the Royal Bengal Tiger. After Tsunami 2004, I began to read about how mangrove forests had protected some communities from extensive damage (Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/10/051028141252.htm). Sunderbans became extra Read More…

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Sundarbans Declaration

Today, in the afternoon of 28 September 2013, we have reached the greater Sundarbans Digraj area after traveling 5 days and 400 kilometers on the road since 24th September morning through Dhaka, Savar, Rana Plaza, Jahangirnagar University, Manikgonj, Goalondo,Rajbari, Faridpur, Magura, Jheneidah, Kaligonj, Jessore, Noapara, Fultola, Read More…

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Rampal Power Plant: A ticking bomb for the Sundarbans

Civilisation has many stories to tell, tales of man against nature, tales of man and destruction. But while, we may not have been there to save the fate of the likes of the Sahara and the Kalahari, what still remains of the great soul of our very own beloved Read More…

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