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Spread Awareness Among the People about the Impact of the Tipaimukh Dam on Bangladesh

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The Daily Star - 19th November 2011: A joint investment agreement on the construction of Tipaimukh Dam and a hydroelectric project on the Barak river in Manipur of north-eastern India has been signed.

The Hindu - 21st Novermber, 2011: In Bangladesh, Tipaimukh dam pact sparks fresh row

Zee News - 22nd November, 2011: Bangladesh wants dam details in 'full transparency'

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Future Impact:

The dam will bring adverse effects on Bangladesh’s nature, land, ecology, agriculture, lifestyle, and economy.

The Tipaimukh Dam will directly effect eight districts of Bangladesh. Namely, Sylhet, Sunamganj, Habiganj, Moulvibazar, Brahmanbaria, Netrokona, Kishorganj and Narayanganj.

A huge area of 5000 square kilometres will be directly effected by this dam.

Four Bangladeshi dams/barrages (controlling the water flow to prevent floods) will become useless due to the Tipaumukh Dam.

During the Monsoon, if the Tipaimukh Dam is suddenly opened, it will instantly flood the north-eastern region of Bangladesh.

The proposed Dam is located at the most dangerous earthquake vulnerable area (Earthquake Danger Zone A). A sudden collapse will therefore be prominent, causing catastrophic effects on Bangladesh.

The Dam will dry up Bangladesh’s largest river, The Meghna in the winter season as well as the Surma and Kushiara rivers of Greater Sylhet region.

Past News:

The initial idea to build this controversial dam was established in 1954.

The construction has been postponed mainly due to the objection of the State Government of Monipur (India) and its people.

Previously in 1991, 1994 and 1997, the central government of India had taken strong measures to go ahead with the project. The then prime minister (India) I.K. Gujral was successful to have it finally approved.

International Tenders were up in February 2008 in an effort to construct the dam. Seven International and eight Indian companies responded.

Already India has built dams & barrages at eight vital points from the Bangladesh border giving them much of the control over the water flow in Bangladesh through fifty four rivers.

The Farakka Barrage which was built in 1975 has already deserted a significant portion of northern Bangladesh. The barrage almost completely dries up the Padma River (Indian portion goes with the name Ganges) in the dry season.

Present News:

The dam has got all necessary approval, including design and Technical Committees Clearance.

On 16th February 2009, the project got approval from the Environment Ministry of the Indian Central Government.

Having a length of 390 meters, width of 162.8 meters and a height of 500 feet, the dam is to be completed by 2011.

Mahruf Ahmed
Cause Administrator
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Mahruf Ahmed
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