• Save the Rivers to Save Yourselves

    Save the Rivers to Save Yourselves2

    Rivers in any country are vital for the transportation, agriculture, recreation and livelihood of the people. They provide the riparian lifeline for plants, birds, fish, and animals living in the area, and for those stopping along their migration paths.  Each of these elements is significant to the economy of the eco-systems through which a river

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  • Sharing Rivers for Peace, Security and  Development of South Asia

    Sharing Rivers for Peace, Security and Development of South Asia0

    [From “Facts and Documents” a publication of International Farakka Committee, New York on the sustainable management of Himalayan Rivers edited by Dr. Jasimuddin Ahmad and Mostafa Kamal Majumder] Continental South Asia (India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan) is the most populated region in the world with about one sixth of the global population. The population is

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  • Rivers do not ‘Die’ but are Killed

    Rivers do not ‘Die’ but are Killed0

    [From “Facts and Documents” a publication of International Farakka Committee, New York on sustainable management of Himalayan Rivers edited by Dr. Jasimuddin Ahmad and Mostafa Kamal Majumder] River Conservation is not just a question of rescuing a river from pollution and contamination, but much more. There were some references to rivers dying, but in fact

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  • Hydro diplomacy for regional cooperation over Himalayan Watersheds1

    [At a roundtable in the Rivers of Hope initiative at the Stimson Center, Washington, DC on April 15, 2011 Geoffrey Pyatt, Principal Deputy Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs commented at length as follows about the role of the Himalayan watersheds in U.S. approach to South and Central Asia.] Why are Himalayan Glaciers

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