Letter of Tseten Lepcha to Jayanti Natrajan (March 2013)
Memorandum of SANDRP and 80 other NGOs to the MoEF (August 2012)
Letter of affected people in Chungthang and Shipgyer to Teesta Urja (November 2011)
Memorandum of Appeal to the National Environmental Appelate Authority
Petition from the Affected Citizens of Teesta to the Government of India
Appeal from the Affected Citizens of Teesta to the Sikkim Panchayat Members
Letter from the Indigenous Lepcha Tribal Association to the Chief Minister of Sikkim
Letter from the Affected Citizens of Teesta to the Chief Secretary of Sikkim
Resolution and letter from the Affected Citizens of Teesta to the Chief Secretary of Sikkim
Press Release CLOS 24th September 2011
Press Release ACT 19th July 2011
Press Release ACT 13th October 2010
Press Release ACT 4th July 2009
Press Release SANDRP 15th June 2009
Press Release ACT 10th April 2009
Press Release ACT 12th February 2009
Press Release ACT 8th February 2009
Press Release JAC 6th December 2007
Press Release JAC 5th December 2007
Press Release JAC 17th October 2007
Press Release ACT 22nd July 2007
From the Villages to the Cities: The Battlegrounds for Lepcha Protests (June 2010)
Democracy reigns supreme in Sikkim?
A long march and a short visit strains democracy for Lepcha marchers in Sikkim (May 2010)
Deep Ecology, Dams, and Dzonguland
Lepchas Protest Narratives about their threatened Land (2009)
Lepcha Narratives of their threatened sacred Landscapes (February 2008)
Gandhigiri in Sikkim (September 2008)
Unheard Voices of Protest in Sikkim (August 2007)
Roots and the Route of Secularism in Sikkim (September 2006)
The Forest of Symbols Embodied in the Tholung Sacred Landscape of North Sikkim, India (March 2006)
Interview: Tseten Lepcha, Sikkim NOW!, April 29, 2012
The sacred will be dammed. That's the fear in Sikkim, by Sai Manish, Tehelka, February 2012
The gods must be angry, by Shailendra Yashwant, Infochange News & Features, January 2012
Inducing Vulnerabilities in a Fragile Landscape, by Kanchi Kohli, Economic & Political Weekly, Dec 2011
A Paradise Dammed, by Sai Manish, Tehelka, September 2011
Hydro-Power projects a boon or bane for Sikkim?, by D. B. Rai, Eastern Panorama, August 2011
Once there was a River, by Soumik Dutta, Media Voice, June 2011
Sikkim dams on the horizon, by Kanchi Kohli, Civil Society, April 2011
Damming and damning the Teesta, by Kanchi Kohli, IndiaTogether, June 2010
Teesta's Tears, by Dionne Bunsha, The Hindu, June 2008
God's own Garden in Peril, by Avilash Roul, EcoWorld, December 2007
Dammed in, by Neeraj Vagholikar, The Hindu, December 2007
Lepcha v hydropower, by Soumik Dutta, Himal Southasian, September 2007
Taming the Teesta, by Dr. Kalyan Rudra, The Ecologist Asia, Spring 2003
Centre for Inter-disciplinary Studies of Mountain & Hill Environment (CISHME), University of Delhi, 2007
Introductory Volume - Vol. I (267 pp., 45 MB)
Land Environment - Geophysical Environment - Vol. II (272 pp., 30 MB)
Land Environment - Soil - Vol. III (529 pp., 17 MB)
Water Environment - Vol. IV (432 pp., 6 MB)
Air Environment - Vol. V (191 pp., 7 MB)
Biological Environment - Terrestrial and Aquatic Resources - Vol. VI (332 pp., 5 MB)
Biological Environment - Faunal Elements - Vol. VII (169 pp., 3 MB)
Biological Environment - Food Resources - Vol. VIII (139 pp., 2 MB)
Socio-economic Environment - Vol. IX (222 pp., 12 MB)
Socio-cultural Environment - Vol. X (203 pp., 2 MB)
Executive Summary and Recommendations (295 pp., 10 MB)
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| SATYAGRAHA |
Warriors for a Cause
"I will die but won't allow the mega power projects in Dzongu" - Dawa Lepcha.
Two Lepcha youths from Dzongu rocked the state of Sikkim and the world with their selfless stand against the hydro projects. Dawa T. Lepcha and Tenzing Lepcha went on hunger strike in the spirit of Gandhian Satyagraha from June 22, 2007 to September 27, 2009.
Chronicles of the campaign - and more - at
| TEESTA |
Will the Teesta river survive? In order to construct one kilometer of tunnel, approximately 150 tons of dynamite are required. Imagine how much blasting will be done for 30 power projects! Seventy percent of the river to flow underground!
| DZONGU |
Dzongu in North Sikkim is the holy place for Lepchas spread all over the world. Process has begun for seven mega power projects spanning the length and breadth of this protected area.
| ENVIRONMENT |
Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)
Blatant violations of procedural and environmental norms. Get the distressing facts at our EIA-page.
| TEESTA STAGE V |
Much went wrong during design, assessment and construction of Teesta Stage V HEP. For a truly sustainable and adapted development, a different approach is required.
| VIOLATIONS |
Environment Protection Act (EPA) as well as Forest Conservation Act (FCA) were repeatedly violated by the companies involved. A non-exhaustive listing for Teesta Stage V only (NHPC).
| DOCUMENTS |
• Statements, appeals and proceedings by ACT
• Scientific papers substantiating ACT's concerns
• Press reports covering disproportionate projects in Sikkim and ACT's struggle for protection
| MEDIA |
• Collection of Documentaries
Lepchas - A vanishing Tribe