"Savinay Avagiya Andolan" Essays and Research Papers

Savinay Avagiya Andolan

The ‘Beej Bachao Andolan’ [BBA], begun in the late 1980s, is twenty five year old, led by farmer and social activist Vijay Jardhari. The Andolan started in the village Jardhargaon of district Tehri, Uttaranchal, famous for its unique movement to save the traditional seeds of the hills.   The ‘Beej Bachao Andolan’ [Save the Seed Movement or BBA] is not only a crusade to conserve traditional seeds but also to promote agriculture and local tradition.   A farmer and social activist, Vijay Jardhari...

Agriculture, Agronomy, Biodiversity 498  Words | 2  Pages

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Narmada Bachao Andolan Case study

not have gone forward until after full public consultation with those who would be affected. She became the central figure in the Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save the Narmada Movement), which was formed in Maharashtra in 1989 and later spread to include 150 affiliates in other parts of India and organizations of supporters abroad. Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) organized village committees in the areas of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra that would be affected by Sardar Sarovar and other dams on the...

Dam, Gujarat, Hydroelectricity 14829  Words | 49  Pages

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Medha Patkar

in protest of the decision taken by the authorities, to increase the height of the Narmada dam. The strike continued for a long period of 20 days and finally came to an end on April 17, 2006. The Supreme Court rejected the plea of Narmada Bachao Andolan to stop the construction of the dam. To know the complete life history of Medha Patkar, read on. Detainment by Police On December 2, 2006, Medha was arrested by the police at Singur in West Bengal, for her active involvement in the protest against...

Arabian Sea, Human rights, Indian independence movement 893  Words | 3  Pages

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save earth

felling of trees in hilly areas and to stop grazing and to prevent forest fires. People should be made aware of the importance and value of trees and encourage them to plant more trees. The famous Chipko movements in the Himalayas, Beej Bachao Andolan in Tehri and Navdanya have shown the participation of the community in conservation of forests. The world's population is increasing at an alarming rate, therefore more and more food is required. The forests are being destroyed and more land is...

Agriculture, Biodiversity, Ecology 1002  Words | 4  Pages

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The Big Bang

giving the details in proper & those details, which were true. 12. Gandhi started so many ANDOLANS & LEHARS against British govt. but after a month or so he withdrew all those ANDOLANS & LEHARS. Then what was the use of starting all those? What about the sacrifice of all those people who took part in those ANDOLANS? In addition, he never went to lead people in those ANDOLANS. Even Gandhi’s own sons were against him but I do not know why people were following him. 13....

Bhagat Singh, Dark Ages, Hinduism 673  Words | 4  Pages

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Narmada Bachao Andolan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Narmada Bachao Andolan logo Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) is a social movement consisting of adivasis, farmers, environmentalists, and human rights activists against a number of large dams being built across the Narmada river. The river flows through the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh in India. Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat is one of the biggest dams on the river and was one of the...

Amarkantak, Arabian Sea, Jabalpur 1796  Words | 6  Pages

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Sardar Sarovar Dam

established Narmada Bachao Andolan in 1989, all these groups joined this national coalition of environmental and human rights activists, scientists, academics and project-affected people with a non-violent approach. Aftermath Medha Patkar (right) and other NBA activists demonstrate in front of the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister’s residence for replacement and rehabilitation of all those affected by the Sardar Sarovar dam.Within the focus of Narmada Bachao Andolan towards the stoppage of the...

Arundhati Roy, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh 1495  Words | 5  Pages

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Narmada Bachao Aandolan- a Case Study

society. Some of the well-known movements that took place in india are : Chipko movement, Narmada Bachao Andolan, Koel Karo, Chattisgarh Mukti Morcha, Jhola Andolan, the movement supporting Anna Hazare, etc. These movements distanced themselves from politics or political parties. In this blog, i will take up the detailed case study of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA). Narmada Bachao Andolan(NBA) is a social movement consisting of farmers, adivasis, environmentalists, activists protesting against...

Arabian Sea, Gujarat, Jabalpur 791  Words | 3  Pages

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Impact of Large Dams & River Valley Projects on Society and Environment

development model followed by India post-independence where we discuss the initiation of the Narmada Valley Project (NVP). A substantial part of our discussion revolves around the pros and cons of the NVP, the protests in the valley and Narmada Bachao Andolan and a cost benefit analysis of the project. We also try to look into the issues of resettlement and rehabilitation. Lastly we talk briefly about two other river valley projects and conclude our discussion by suggesting some alternatives. River...

Cost-benefit analysis, Dam, Gujarat 1149  Words | 4  Pages

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Baba Amte

the Madia Gond tribal people of Gadchiroli District.Amte devoted his life to many other social causes, the most notable among which were generating public awareness of importance of ecological balance, wildlife preservation, and the Narmada Bachao Andolan. Dedicated work of family members Amte married Sadhana Ghule.[4] She actively participated in her husband's social work with equal dedication. Their two sons, Dr. Vikas Amte (born 1947) and Dr. Prakash Amte, and two daughters-in-law, Dr. Mandakini...

Baba Amte, Indian independence movement, Lok Biradari Prakalp 934  Words | 3  Pages

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Amita Baviskar

poverty and the environment 3. a history of Adivasis-State relations; 4. Bhilalas - caste or tribe? 5. community and the politics of honor 6. in the belly of the river' - nature and ideology 7. the politics of the Sangath; 8. the politics of the Andolan; and conclusions As mentioned before, this book is about the tribal conflicts over the development in the Narmada valley. She tries to address the ground realities, limitations and concerns of this profound debate through an anthropological study...

Adivasi, Madhya Pradesh, Narmada Bachao Andolan 1527  Words | 8  Pages

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contempt of court

seat of justice more than the person sitting of the judge sitting in that seat. Case Analysis: Arundhati Roy Case FACTS : An organisation namely, NARMADA BACHAO ANDOLAN filed a petition under Article 32 of the constitution of India, being writ petition no:319 of 1994 in this court. The petitioner was a movement or andolan, whose leaders and members were concerned about the alleged adverse environmental impact of the construction of the SARDAR SAROVAR RESERVOIR DAM in Gujarat and the far reaching...

Bench, Common law, Contempt of court 2451  Words | 7  Pages

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Environment Studies

waiting to be electrified, this grassroots movement became the bedrock of Indian environmental activism (India Today, August 2003). 3. RESCUE MISSION Jungle Bachao Andolan, 1980s “Most states exist in the bliss of ignorance,” observed India Today in March 1982. It was this observation that led to the birth of the Jungle Bachao Andolan, that began in Bihar and later spread to states like Jharkhand and Orissa.The tribals of Singhbhum district of Bihar bubbled up a protest when the government decided...

Biodiversity, Chipko movement, Environmental movement 525  Words | 2  Pages

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Emergence of Environmental Movements in India

marginal population – hill peasants, tribal communities, fishermen and other underprivileged people. The different environmental movements in our own country support this argument. The examples could be taken as Chipko, N.B.A. , Mitti Bachao Andolan, Koel-Karo Andolan etc. That is why the environmentalism of the North is refereed as “full stomach” environmentalism and the environmentalism of the south is called as “empty – belly” environmentalism. Keol-karo a proposed project to generate 710 megawatts...

Ecology, Environment, Environmental movement 1746  Words | 5  Pages

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Development and Its Merits and Demerits over Locals

people’s needs who are physically attached to that place, no compromise to the environmental condition at any cost. As has been seen most often when development activity is done more or less poor people are worse affected whether it is Narmada Bachao Andolan or Tehri Dam project or Nano car plant in West Bengal and this is wrong but it happens because development is being defined by the mighty people, the people who have power so, what they call development is development. How can a poor people know about...

Coca-Cola, Economics, Human rights 713  Words | 3  Pages

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History of Ngo

third group of NGOs saw activism as their primary means of reaching their goals, because they did not believe they could get the authorities to move in any other way. Perhaps the best-known example of an NGO in this category is the Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save Narmada Campaign), an organisation that opposed the construction of a series of large dams in a large river valley of central India. The members of this NGO believe that large dams worsen water scarcity for the majority of the people in the...

Baba Amte, Caste, Civil society 1293  Words | 4  Pages

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giving the details in proper & those details, which were true. 12. Gandhi started so many ANDOLANS & LEHARS against British govt. but after a month or after 2 months he withdraw he all those ANDOLANS & LEHARS. Then what was the use of starting all those? What about the sacrifice of all those people who took part in all those ANDOLANS? In addition, he never went to lead people in those ANDOLANS. Even Gandhi’s own sons were against him but I do not know why all people were following him...

Bhagat Singh, Caste, Hindu 701  Words | 2  Pages

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turbine-generators. The total installed capacity of the power facilities is 1,450 MW. Critics maintain that its negative environmental impacts outweigh its benefits. It has created discord between its government planners and the citizens group Narmada Bachao Andolan. The dam is one of India's most controversial dam projects and its environmental impact and net costs and benefits are widely debated. The World Bank was initially a funder of the SSD, but withdrew in 1994. The Narmada Dam has been the centre of...

Arundhati Roy, Dam, Hydroelectricity 1436  Words | 4  Pages

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Management of Forest Resources

free.Forests are Biodiversity hotspots. It is measured by number of species found in that forest.Stake holders are people who live in and around the forest, Forest department of government, industrialists and forest and wildlife activists. Chipko Andolan originated in Reni in Garhwal in the early 1970s. Conservation of forests by Bishnoi community in Rajasthan popularised because of Amrita Devi Bishnoi who sacrificed her life in 1731 for the protection of Khejri trees in Khejrali village.Ways to...

Allahabad, Ganges, Groundwater 1379  Words | 5  Pages

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Self-help groups and NGOs such as Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) have played a major role in the advancement of women's rights in India. Many women have emerged as leaders of local movements; for example, Medha Patkar of the Narmada Bachao Andolan. The Government of India declared 2001 as the Year of Women's Empowerment (Swashakti).[22] The National Policy For The Empowerment Of Women came was passed in 2001.[41]In 2010 March 9, one day after International Women's day, Rajya Sabha passed the...

British Raj, Delhi, History of India 875  Words | 3  Pages

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efficiently. • Job relevant knowledge: M.K. Gandhi was clearly knew that what should he do, when should he do the tasks to achieve the objective. The leaders should have the job relevant knowledge. • Besides it Gandhiji had done pune pact, Bharat chhodo andolan, Sattyagrah etc. that shows his leadership skill which him the greatest leader. Today, also people follow him. Conclusion • The traits approach gives rise to questions: whether leaders are born or made; and whether leadership is an art or science...

Gujarat, Leadership, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 699  Words | 10  Pages

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plains also submerge the existing vegetation and soil leading to its decomposition over a period of time. SOCIAL PROBLEMS Multipurpose projects and large dams have also been the cause of many new social movements like the ‘Narmada Bachao Andolan ’and the’ Tehri Dam Andolan’ .Resistance to these projects have primarily been due to the large scale displacement of local communities Local people often have to give their land, livelihood and their meagre access to and control over resources for the greater...

Hydrology, Irrigation, Peak water 1901  Words | 6  Pages

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Popular struggle and movement

popular movements in order to meet their objectives. It is not necessary that all the pressure groups go on creating popular movements rather many of them work in closely knit groups. Some examples of popular movements in India are: Narmada Bachao Andolan, Movement for Right to Information, Anti-liquor Movement, Women’s Movement, Environmental Movement. Sectional Interest Groups and Public Interest Groups Sectional Interest Groups: Usually interest groups seek to promote the interests of a particular...

Activism, Advocacy group, Democracy 788  Words | 2  Pages

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Anti Arrack Movement

effective way to express their grievances, demands and expectations. The history of social movements helps us to understand the better nature of democratic politics. We have observed that movements like Anti–Arrack, Chipko movement, Narmada Bacho Andolan are neither sporadic in nature nor are these problem. These problems came to rectify some problems in the functioning of party politics and should be seen as integral part of our democratic politics. chipko movement Social movement’s ensured...

Andhra Pradesh, Communism, Democracy 722  Words | 3  Pages

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India after Gandhi

mentioned at all. In fact if one were to read this as a biography the “Gandhi- Nehru clan” of post-independent India one wouldn’t find too much amiss. Also the book fails to give genuinely popular movements like the Chipko movement, Narmada Bachao Andolan and Bhoodan movements their due. Coming from an environmentalist like Guha this is unexpected to say the least. Another aspect of the book is the remarkable absence of criticism of successive Indian governments and their policies. Other than the mandatory...

India, Indian independence movement, Indian National Congress 850  Words | 3  Pages

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Contribution of Medha Patkar to Indian society

Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. She also worked as a consultant on the Integrated Child Development Services (Anganwadis) for UNICEF and contributed to improvement in the structure and procedures of the Scheme. She is the founder member of Narmada Bachao Andolan and was National Convener of National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM), an alliance of progressive people's organisations. She was a representative to the World Commission on Dams, to research the environmental, social and economic impacts of...

Arundhati Roy, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh 2553  Words | 5  Pages

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The New Nepal: Path to Development and Success

the problem of unstable government and monopoly for power. Development of New Nepal is only possible if there is establishment of federal system and political stability in the country. The government should run according to the mandate of the Jana Andolan II. We, the citizen, should pressurize the government to function properly. The problems like corruption, unstable government, etc. must be solved as soon as possible....

Constitution, Democracy, Federal government of the United States 499  Words | 2  Pages

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The Sardar Sarovar Dam

turbine-generators. The total installed capacity of the power facilities is 1,450 MW. Critics maintain that its negative environmental impacts outweigh its benefits. It has created discord between its government planners and the citizens group Narmada Bachao Andolan. The benefits of the dam as listed in the Judgement of Supreme Court of India in 2000 were: "The argument in favour of the Sardar Sarovar Project is that the benefits are so large that they substantially outweigh the costs of the immediate human...

Arabian Sea, Bharuch, Gujarat 412  Words | 2  Pages

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chipco movement

The Chipko movement or Chipko Andolan is a movement that practiced the Gandhian methods of satyagraha and non-violent resistance, through the act of hugging trees to protect them from being felled. This was first initiated by Amrita Devi while protesting against a King's men to cut the tree. The modern Chipko movement started in the early 1970s in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, then in Uttar Pradesh with growing awareness of rapid deforestation. The landmark event in this struggle took place...

Chipko movement, Environmental movements, Environmentalism 461  Words | 2  Pages

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devat cost

people took up their cause. They launched movements for protecting the interests of these vulnerable people and by implication the cause of protection of the environment .Two of the better known movements are 'Chipko Andolan' - preventing cutting of forest trees - and the Narmada Bachao Andolan - the movement to save the people living in the valley of river Narmada. from displacement due to the construction of a massive dam. While the first three decades after independence have been characterised by...

Ecology, Economics, Environment 2089  Words | 6  Pages

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Socio-Environmental Movements in India

upon the situation of marginalised subalterngroups if they seek empowerment through the liberal democraticstate. The discussion is carried out in the light of empirical data frommy own research on the character and trajectory of the NarmadaBachao Andolan (NBA; Save the Narmada Movement), one of themost well-known and important social movements to emerge inIndia over the past two decades. The NBA emerged in oppositionto the construction of a series of large dams on the Narmada River in central and...

India, New social movements, North India 1225  Words | 4  Pages

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50 Mcq Sst

used for which country in the chapter. a) India b) Poland c) Nepal d) Bolivia Ans. c) Nepal Q29.The word MNC is related which issue a) Nepal’s popular struggle b) Bolivia’s water war c) Environmental movement d) Nramada Bachao andolan Ans. b) Bolivia’s water war Q30.Which of the fallowing signifies movement a) An organization that attempt to influence government policies b) Entities that is not an organization and depend on spontaneous mass participation c) Groups...

Bahujan Samaj Party, Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress of Vienna 1327  Words | 7  Pages

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What is Quit India Movement? The Quit India Movement also called the August Movement of India or the Bharat Chhodo Andolan was a civil disobedience movement that was launched in the month of August, in the year 1942. The Quit India Movement was a call by Mahatma Gandhi for the country's immediate independence. Purpose of Quit India Movement Gandhi wanted to negotiate with the British government for the independence of India. Gandhi made a speech and within 24 hours the entire Congress was confined...

Gujarat, India, Indian independence movement 415  Words | 2  Pages

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Immoral Trafficking

outside a country”. It now stands undisputed that one of the main reasons for human trafficking is for Commercial Sexual Exploitation of these children and women. This view has been reaffirmed by the Supreme Court in the decision of Bachpan Bachao Andolan v. Union of India. Offences committed initially on them never come to light. Over time the sexual abuse becomes part of their life. It then gets termed as prostitution and then the abuse borders on being consensual. It is a vicious circle, of the...

Commercial sexual exploitation of children, Discrimination, Human 1370  Words | 3  Pages

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Changing Perpectives of Homosexuality in India

work with them.61 Section 377 has been used as a threat to harass, blackmail and assault these sexual minorities. In 1994, the arrest of men in a Delhi park on suspicion of homosexual inclinations led the non-governmental group AIDS Bhedbhav Virodhi Andolan to organize the first ever march demanding gay rights and file a case in the Delhi High Court challenging the constitutional validity of Section 377. The case was dismissed due to absence of lawyers. The organization also released a report, "Less...

Bisexuality, Gay, Homosexuality 1336  Words | 4  Pages

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Merger and Acquisition Synopsis

Section 9(1)(i) of the Act. 2. Extinguishment of HTIL’s interests. 3. Role of CGP in the transaction. 4. Holding and Subsidiary structures. 5. Rights and entitlements. 6. Anti-avoidance Rules and earlier decisions in McDowell and Azadi Bachao Andolan case. Aims and Objectives The main objective underlying the project on “CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF VODAFONE-HUTCH MERGER CASE” is to study the impact of SC’s decision and Retrospective amendment by the Indian Government regarding the Cross Border Mergers...

Common law, Government of India, India 1275  Words | 4  Pages

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Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

Different ways of Tax Sharing/ Method of Relief - Exemptions or credit system/ Exchange of Info- counter tax evasion/ Provision for elimination of DT and Provision for Non discrimination/ Other requirements of parties. Cases- UOI v Azadi Bachao Andolan (Mauritius)- Mauritian Tax Residence certificate was sufficient proof to avail benefits under Indo-M DTAA Aditya Birla Ltd. v ADIT (Italy)- Applicability of Article of DTAA which held that payment made by assessee to Italian company for deputing...

International taxation, Tax, Tax avoidance and tax evasion 1046  Words | 2  Pages

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Deconstructing Psychological Makeup of Premchand

Premchand. OUP, New Delhi, 2004. 2. Premchand, Munshi. Sahitya Ka Uddeshya-Presidential Speech given at the First Progressive Writers’ Conference, Lucknow, April 09, 1936. Saraswati Press, Allahabad, 1982 p5 3. Talwar, V. B. Kisan, rashtriya Andolan aur Premchand-1918-22. Northern Book Centre. New Delhi, 1990 4. Premchand, Munshi. ‘Sharar aur Sarshar-Vividh Prasang’. Hans Prakashan. Allahabad, 1962. Vol-1, p.60, originally published in Urdu-e-Moalla, 1909. 5. Brooks, Peter. The Melodramatic...

Hindi, Psychology, Urdu 1303  Words | 4  Pages

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A Review on India After Gandhi

Those who came afterwards could disturb and degrade the tree of democracy but, try as they might, could not uproot or destroy it.” However, the book fails to give any insight into genuinely popular movements like the Chipko movement, Narmada Bachao Andolan and Bhoodan movements.  Although at times I felt that the book was painstakingly detailed, what makes this book interesting is that it is anecdotal and contains various quotations etc. attributed to the historical figures being discussed, sourced...

History of India, India, Indian National Congress 1214  Words | 4  Pages

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water resources

largest. With a proposed height of 136.5 m, it's also high on discord between the planners and the Narmada Bachao Andolan. The multi-purpose project will irrigate more than 18,000 square kilometres - most of it in drought prone areas like - Kutch and Saurashtra CRITICSM OF THE DAM     Some local protests, later to be known as, known as the "Narmada Bachao Andolan" (Save Narmada Movement) have been led by Medha Patkar. The World Bank was a funder of the SSP, but withdrew after...

Arundhati Roy, Flood, Hydrology 1653  Words | 13  Pages

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Meaning of Public Interest Litigation

economic development The complex interplay of a human rights discourse, environmental concerns andsustainable economic development considerably influences the manner in whichthe Supreme Court responds to the Public Interest Litigation in Narmada Bachao Andolan v Union of India [10] case. Though the Court has attempted to distanceitself from the political implications of large scale industrial and infrastructureprojects that have a potential of causing damage to the environment, (Sahu,2008:7) the approach...

Environmental protection, Environmentalism, Georgetown University Law Center 2487  Words | 8  Pages

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causing rise in water level. Intra governmental panel on climate convention have asserted that weather related disasters are the result of global warming and climate change. However, no one paid any head to it in context of Utrakhand. The Chipkoo Andolan during the 1990's raised the demand of the hill state in which they promised greener growth, afforestation of denuded slopes and conservation of community forests for the local use. However, after the creation of the Utrakhand in 2000, state bureaucracy...

Biodiversity, Climate change, Ecology 611  Words | 2  Pages

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Achievements of Mahatma Gandhi

movement was to defy the laws made by the British. As the hand and guidance of Mahatma Gandhi was in this movement, success was bound to follow and the same happened. Quit India Movement The Quit India Movement is also known as Bharat Chhodo Andolan or the August Movement. This movement was launched in August 1942. This movement was a response to Gandhiji’s call for immediate independence. The British put all their atrocities into practice to curb it but the spark ignited by Gandhiji had been...

Civil disobedience, Gandhism, Indian independence movement 482  Words | 2  Pages

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Tax Law

of course, welcomed the ruling. It repeatedly tried applying this case, as only the Supreme Court can undo the McDowell case, if at all. And fortunately the apex court did reverse the findings in the McDowell case in Union of India vs Azadi Bachao Andolan (2003 132 Taxmann 373 SC). It was argued before the Supreme Court that the McDowell case had changed the face of fiscal jurisprudence in the country. Therefore, for any tax planning, the court must strike down what is intended to and results in...

Court, Income tax, Income tax in the United States 1272  Words | 4  Pages

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Quit India Movement

The Quit Indian Movement (Bhart Chaado Andolan) or the August Movement (August Kranti) was a civil disobedience movement launched in India in August 1942 in response to Mohandas Gandhi’s call for immediate independence. Gandhi hoped to bring the British government to the negotiating table.   On July 1942, the Indian National Congress passed a resolution demanding complete independence from the British government. The draft proposed that if the British did not accede to the demands, massive civil...

India, Indian independence activists, Indian independence movement 489  Words | 2  Pages

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Child Labour in India

suppliers in India. In India, child labour is prohibited under the Indian Penal Code, the Juvenile Justice (care and protection) of Children Act, 2000, the Child Labour prohibition and regulation Act. Recently, following a demand by Bachpan Bachao Andolan, the Union Govt. has announced that a new law — Child Labour Abolition Act, for a total abolition of child labour. Contents  [hide]  * 1 Causes * 2 Bonded child labour in India * 3 Consequences of child labour * 3.1 Diamond industry ...

Child labour, Childhood, Economics 3100  Words | 9  Pages

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Who Is Anna Hazare?

school, we got electricity, we got development schemes for farmers.'' Anna Hazare's fight against corruption began here. He fought first against corruption that was blocking growth in rural India. His organization - the Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Andolan (People's movement against Corruption). His tool of protest - hunger strikes. And his prime target - politicians. Maharashtra stalwarts like Sharad Pawar and Bal Thackeray have often called his style of agitation nothing short of "blackmail". ...

Combat, Delhi, Fasting 606  Words | 2  Pages

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ave girls, save the girl child, or Beti Bachao, Beti Bachao Andolan in Urdu, is a campaign in India to end the gender-selective abortion of female fetuses, which has skewed the population towards a significant under-representation of girls in some Indian states. The "Beti Bachao" campaign is supported by human rights groups, non-governmental organizations, and state and local government in India. Contents [hide] 1 Female foeticide 2 Beti Bachao awareness campaign 3 National support 4 Effectiveness ...

Abortion, Demography, India 512  Words | 2  Pages

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India and Africa: Striving for Environment Protection

mentors for the joint effort would be Dr. Sam Pitroda who has immensely contributed in the fight against global warming, his works and presence would help the council to govern and regulate issues. Medha Patkar , known for her famous “Narmada bachao andolan” should also be roped in so that she can share her expertise and help the council to formulate the plans and policies. Lawrence Anthony the famous wild life conservationist would be an exceptional choice for the council because of his love for animals...

Africa, African Union, Continent 1994  Words | 5  Pages

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Unrest Youth of India

Telengana agitation. Anti-Hindi agitation and the Expo – 70 agitations resulted in the closure of all the Colleges in Karnataka. Semester system was the target 5f attack for the students of the Mysore University some years back. The ‘Nav Nirman Andolan’ of Gujarat (which toppled down Chimanbhai Patel’s Government) ultimately gave birth to the Chhatra Sangharsha Samities guided, inspired and led by Late Sri Jayaprakash Narayan and the Assam agitation spearheaded by the All Assam Students Union (being...

Education, Student activism, Youth activism 1948  Words | 5  Pages

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Uttrakhand Flood

murderous. In the 1990s, when the demand for a separate State gained momentum, at conferences, meetings, workshops and seminars, Uttarakhandi people repeatedly described the special character of the region. Consciousness created by the pioneering Chipko Andolan raised the hopes of village women that their new State would pursue a green development path, where denuded slopes would be reforested, where fuel wood and fodder would be plentiful in their own village forests, where community ownership of these...

Ganges, Global warming, Haridwar 1458  Words | 5  Pages

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Ashis Nandy and Culture-State Relationships

state centred culture of scholarship. There is increasing evidence that this above mentioned reality is changing political equations with communities and groups asserting their right to retain their traditional ways of living. The Narmada Bachao Andolan, tribal resistances in Orissa and Kerala to state sponsored development initiatives, the Nandigram struggle amongst many others are testimony to this. In the name of development whole communities and traditional knowledge systems are being uprooted...

Culture, India, Political philosophy 1737  Words | 5  Pages

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Short Essay on Coalition Governments in India

Indira Gandhi formed her own group and this was named as Congress (I) of course, the election of 1971 was won by Indira Gandhi and her Congress. The ‘Garibi Hatao’ slogan worked in her favour but soon after under Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan, a Jan Andolan (mass movement) was launched throughout the country and the faith of the people in the government got shaken. In a huff, Indira Gandhi declared emergency in 1975 — the first ever emergency declared — and all the top leaders and even grassroots workers...

India, Indian National Congress, Indira Gandhi 1878  Words | 6  Pages

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Poverty, livelihood & Exclusion of Muslim Women

situation by demanding the rights of Muslim women to stand for and speak for themselves. Two set of connections that are expanding the political domain and line of work are the Muslim Women's Rights Network (MWRN) and the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA).In cooperation both networks came into sight in the last twelve years and are challenging and opposing the impression that Muslim women are voiceless, taciturn sufferers by asserting and believing confidently on their political agency. In the...

All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Economics, Human rights 2726  Words | 8  Pages

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Oxygen and Trees

this world a better place to live in. Trees are also very necessary for having good rainfall. The trees attract rain bearing clouds and prevent soil erosion and conserve the earth. Our Government also realised the importance of trees. The 'Chipko Andolans' and "Van Mahotsava' made us all aware of the importance of trees."One tree by one man" scheme by Vinobha Bhave also helped the cause. Even science has proved that trees are as necessary to our atmosphere as our food for life. Trees are our best...

Air pollution, Carbon dioxide, Global warming 1955  Words | 5  Pages

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Jan Lok Pal Bill

Protesters chose yellow as their colour and were seen wearing yellow dresses, T-shirts while waving yellow banners. Inter city protest co-ordination is underway to observe Yellow Sunday.[citation needed] Hazare also announced plans to start a Jail Bharo Andolan protest on 13 April 2011 [15] if the Jan Lokpal bill is not passed by the government. He also stated that his group has received six crore (60 million) text messages of support[16] and that he has further backing from a large number of Internet activists...

Conscription in the United States, Drafting, Lok Sabha 1665  Words | 4  Pages

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