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The blog began the day our friends Dawa, Tenzing and others decided to go on an indefinite hunger strike last June to pray and appeal to the Government of Sikkim on the dangers of mega hydel dams and the ecological degradation and social impact that it would bring to Sikkim and Dzongu in particular. It is dedicated to them and the courage and conviction they have had in standing up for a noble cause and going hungry all those days. Dawa and Tenzing went hungry for 63 days in the record first indefinite hunger strike earlier and and even longer one of 96 days months later in the second indefinite hunger strike.
The issue still remains the same and Sikkim is on its course in having more than 26 big dams being built all across it and the biggest among them in and around Dzongu.
Of course, there is a need to develop in these modern times and harness resources for energy for the sake of it and we would be hypocrites to say that our lives don't revolve around electricity to an extent!........
At the same time, we strongly believe that there are various other modes of development which can blend with various other alternative and sustainable ways & sources of harnessing energy and ways to generating income for Sikkim's prosperity and future.
We are not at all convinced about the projections and perceivable impacts shown in the present scheme of things.
In disagreeing, we have tried to argue and have tried to give suggestions and alternatives in our limited but honest sense of intellect earlier too at:-
Alternatives suggested by International Rivers Network
26 or more mega hydel project being sanctioned across all of
A major debate and serious understanding is needed and should be intended here in Sikkim.
It concerns us as normal citizens of Sikkim to be a little selfless at such an hour to not to turn or look away but rather show concern to a humanitarian, social and ecological cause in our own surroundings.
As normal citizens of
As the textbooks and elders tells us that the Eastern Himalayas and adjacent hill states of
We have a fragile ecosystem endowed with unimaginable lengths of biodiversity and a characteristic and unmatched natural scenery. In this highly volatile and fast changing modern world, we stand to lose what nature has endowed us with here in a much shorter time imaginable. This blog is therefore, our honest effort of intending debate, reasoning and understanding in this critical issue pertaining to our times and of Sikkim's. Many thanks to this amazing modern means of this of communication ..........the internet!
We strictly do not claim to be experts in the any field of environmental studies but we would like to believe what a famous poet singer once said," You do not have to be a weather man to say which way the wind blows".
In the days gone by of the blog, we have had the pleasure of reading into matters of environmental importance for conservation regarding
Besides, I sincerely hope that the web links and other materials provided and feedback in the comments column is useful to viewers who need them for awareness and research.
This blog is a forum to express environmental and other concerns regarding our natural surroundings We would be grateful to viewers, emailers, fellow bloggers and surfers who would want to share anything of significance through the blog.
Lastly, we are delighted with the response and appreciation of concerned people from all over the world.
Thank you very much and do keep writing in!