Thoubal Multipurpose Project (Mapithel Dam), Manipur

The Sangai Express news on Mapithel Dam

Centre for Research and Advocacy Manipur (CRAM)

8 March 2016 Mapithel Dam Downstream Affected People (MDDAP) members stage protest

29 February 2016 The Mapithel Dam Affected Ching-Tam Organisation (MDACTO) has warned of agitation


20 September 2015 Mapithel Dam related works ‘banned’ by JAC to protest CM inaction

1 September 2015 Petition to stop Mapithel Dam construction With details on the history of the project

27 August 2015 CM assures rehabilitation to Mapithel Dam downstream affected people: JAC

17 August 2015 Woes of Mapithel Dam “Mapithel Dam downstream affected people Protest meeting recommends impact assessment” e-pao Sangai Express #Manipur

30 July 2015 Righting Forest Rights “Given the nodal ministry [Tribal Affairs] is unable to monitor the implementation of the provision—which is impeding the development process anyway—may be it is time the FRA was indeed amended to this effect.” Financial Times. #Thoubal # Mapithel

30 July 2015 Thoubal multipurpose dam project (=Mapithel Dam). Building started in 1989 without clearance. After the Forest Rights Act (2006) the first clearance was given in 2010; local displaced people petitioned the National Green Tribunal in August 2013 “following an RTI revelation that it is being constructed without any forest clearance“; the environment ministry issued a second (final) clearance in 2013; the petitioners protested that this clearance had been given without consulting the tribal people; the tribal affairs ministry waffled on this: first they said that consent was necessary and then that they would make an exception in this case. The next hearing is scheduled for 4 August 2015.  #Thoubal #Mapithel

24 July 2015 Manipur’s looming environment catastrophe Flooding due to Mapithel Dam and non-observance of FRA. Livemint. Updates here. #Manipur (Ukhrul district, Chadong village). #Environment #Protest #Thoubal #Mapithel

16 July 2015  Chandel Naga bodies petition Union Minister to decommission Mapithel dam `The project violates the rights of the tribal communities over their ancestral land and forest and also violates the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 …’ Also HERE. #Manipur  (Chandel District) #Protest #Thoubal #Mapithel

13 May 2015 Filling of the Mapithel Dam Reservoir threatens massive displacement in Manipur ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – HUNGER ALERT PROGRAMME

6 December 2013 Mapithel project comes under Tribal Rights scanner TH “The ripple effect of the Supreme Court verdict in the Vedanta mining case has hit far away Manipur. The Mapithel multi-purpose project, which began in Manipur in 1980 and is yet to be completed, now faces the same test as Vedanta’s bauxite mining project in Odisha did — has it come up respecting tribal rights or not?”

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