Posts Tagged ‘rampal Coal power plant’

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…

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Rampal power plant: A project of deception and mass destruction

Painting by Dhiman Sarkar,

Thousands of people, young and old, women and men, are now preparing for more than 400 km 5 days long march from Dhaka, the capital city, to Digraj a place in Rampal, the extended Sundarbans area, in South west Bangladesh begins from 24 September 2013. Organised Read More…

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Rampal Electricity Project: An Invitation to a Development Disaster

Recently, Bangladesh Power Development Board and the National Thermal Power Corporation of India signed a contract to build, under joint venture, the 1320MW Rampal Coal Fired Power Plant near the Sundabans. This is an invitation to a developmental disaster, one which can help destroy one of the world’s natural Read More…

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Toward environmental self- destruction

Sadiqur Rahman of New Age learns from reports and experts about the environmental and ecological threat the Rampal power plant project poses to Sundarban and adjoining areas and which the government is stubborn at overlooking

On April 20, Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and Indian National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Read More…