National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC)

Mayel Lyang Sut Lom (Voices from the Hidden Land)

Thursday, February 5, 2009
Mayel Lyang Sut Lom is a 20 minute documentary by Tapas Majumdar and Souparna Lahiri that shows the campaigns of the Lepcha community in Sikkim, India, against the construction of large dams in their homeland. The film shows the Lepcha’s struggle against the damming of the Teesta River and the destruction of the Dzongu region. Dzongu, on the banks of the Teesta, overlooks the sacred Khangchendzonga – the world’s third highest mountain – and is home to red pandas, snow leopards, and the famous Khangchendzonga National Park. The Lepcha are waiting in apprehension for the harbingers of

The Road to Doomsday

Friday, January 30, 2009
This 20-minute documentary by Tapas Majumdar, Indrajit Das and Souparna Lahiri, shot in 2006 and 2007, narrates the story of the changing landscape of West Bengal and Sikkim in the Himalayas in Northern India. The region is home to the fierce Teesta River, tropical evergreen forests, cultivated lands in the foothills of the mountains and small community settlements. Today, the Teesta River, called the lifeline of Sikkim, is being devastated by two large hydropower projects, Teesta III and Teesta IV, constructed by India’s state-owned National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC). Part 1 B

India’s Ugliest Dam Builder

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
March 2008 World Rivers Review India's ugliest dam builder is undoubtedly the state-owned National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC). While the company is currently angling to acquire new capital, its operations at home and abroad have left a trail of ruined livelihoods and misery in its wake. The best case in point is Burma. Where others see a human rights disaster, NHPC sees a prime business opportunity. In 2004, NHPC negotiated a contract with the country's military junta to build the Tamanthi Dam on the Chindwin River in Northwestern Burma. The dam is being built on
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