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Exploring and Understanding Tipaimukh Dam May 31, 2009


Tipaimuks DamTimaimukh Dam has drawn much public and media attention by this time. Protests, demonstrations and discussions are going on in Bangladesh and elsewhere.

The Bangladesh Government has decided to send a Parliamentary Committee to visit the Tipaimukh Dam to understand the impact the Dam on Bangladesh. Later the Government expressed to include the experts in the Committee or a separate Expert Committee to explore the dam. 

The ordinary citizen/s  has  little chance to visit the dam physically, so let us explore the dam from the contents of the Internet which may give us a better view of the problem.

Thangkhenlal Ngaihte describes the story so far from Indian perspective http://www.e-pao.net/epSubPageExtractor.asp?src=news_section.opinions.Opinion_on_Building_of_Tipaimukh_Dam.Tipaimukh_Dam_The_story_so_far

A details of the project is described by Dr. Soibam Ibotombi, who teaches Earth Science at Manipur University     http://www.e-pao.net/epSubPageExtractor.asp?src=news_section.opinions.Opinion_on_Building_of_Tipaimukh_Dam.TIPAIMUKH_DAM_a_geotectonic_blunder_I

Along  with Dr. Debabrat Roy, Dr. Soibam Ibotomi spells  complicated disater for Bangladesh http://www.e-pao.net/epSubPageExtractor.asp?src=news_section.opinions.Opinion_on_Building_of_Tipaimukh_Dam.TIPAIMUKH_DAM_a_geotectonic_blunder_II

Jalal Moin describes the parliament on Surma http://www.e-pao.net/epSubPageExtractor.asp?src=news_section.opinions.Opinion_on_Building_of_Tipaimukh_Dam.Surma_hosts_Tipaimukh_Dam_Parliament

 David Buhril asks whether the dam is for development  or destruction in a series of articles http://www.e-pao.net/epSubPageExtractor.asp?src=news_section.opinions.Opinion_on_Building_of_Tipaimukh_Dam.Tipaimukh_Dam_Development_or_Destruction_1
 A Petition to cancel the Tipaimukh Dam and  let barak river run free http://www.petitiononline.com/ACTIPdoa/petition.html

 TD in Munipur in driving a wedge?  http://www.downtoearth.org.in/cover.asp?foldername=20061015&filename=news&sec_id=9&sid=52

Govt urged to stop Tipaimukh  Dam, bdnews.com   http://www.bdnews24.com/details.php?id=84838&cid=2

Global Voice online registered  a post on Tipaimukh Dam   http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/05/24/bangladesh-tipaimukh-dam-threatens-lives/

Global Voice added another post saying ‘No to Tipaimukh Dam’  http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/05/27/bangladesh-india-no-to-tipaimukh-dam/

 An ordinary citizen


Tipai emits errie feelings -Daily Star


1. saki - July 2, 2009

what the hell is going on? i think India is selfish.they don’t think about others.Please stop this destructive project.

2. Sabrina Ahmad - August 11, 2009

For an objective analysis based on the Indian EIA report on Tipaimukh dam, and a thorough

study of the downstream ecology, I would suggest these Daily Star pieces by Syed Zain


The Dam Debate http://www.thedailystar.net/magazine/2009/07/02/cover.htm

The Dam Documents

3. Dr Baharul Islam - September 19, 2009

Dear all,

Well, I have been recently informed about the ill effects of proposed Tipaimukh Dam. Though I am from Silchar (Cachar dist of Assam, India) and very much concerned about the development / power/energy needs of my Barak Valley, no amount of such gains can compensate the long term damage to the enviorn / people / community living here in this area. I am deeply concerned abut this dam and its devastating future effects on my valley. I read your articles on Daily Star on this issue on the Internet today and thus writing to you.

I wish to take up this as a mass protest at the earliest. But I need the back up information / details abt this project. I wonder, if anyone has a copy of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report of the Tipaimukh dam done by Agricultural Finance Corporation of Mumbai ? May I get acopy ( I will bear the copying cost if soft copy is not available). Or any idea where we can get hold of the report.




Dr K M Baharul Islam
Chairman & CEO,
South Asian Regional Development Gateway
46, Sijubari Masjid Path, Hatigaon,
Guwahati 781 038 (ASSAM) India
Tel/Fax: +91 361 2235655 / +91 361 2229509
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4. maMun - October 31, 2009

destruction–> construction–> destruction

What is real and true?

5. reaz - November 13, 2009

it is as devastating as atom bomb. it will entirely damage our country. we vehemently oppoose the proposed dam.

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