ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Threat of Mega Projects-Struggle of Two Himalayan Villages

Struggle of Two Himalayan Villages Mukul IN the Garhwal region of Uttar Pradesh, Papriana and Jamak villages of Chamoli and Uttarkashi districts respectively, art trying to raise their voice against the kind of 'development' policies being pursued in this geographically fragile and sensitive Himalayan region. Although Papriana and Jamak are very far off from each other, their fate is the same today. Papriana was almost fully destroyed in the massive landslide in August last and Jamak totally wiped out in the devastating earthquake in October. Landslide and earthquake affected many places in these districts, but these two villages were among the worst. Both had been, for many years conscious of the dangers of being ruined in the wake of the so-called natural disasters. However their voices was ignored and suppressed time and again.

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