Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Prof.T.Shivaji Rao,
Director, Centre for Environmental Studies,
Gitam University, Visakhapatnam-530 045

Tehri Dam project has been taken up and completed by the Government of India inspite of the misgivings expressed on the safety of the project by the former Prime Minister Mrs.Indira Gandhi and also a large number of eminent seismologists and environmentalists from all over the world. The Government of India working at the behest of vested interests among the officials, politicians, contractors and the civil engineers brushed aside on scientific, technical and environmental objections completed the project even without making the disaster management plans including risk analysis as per laws under the environmental Protection Act, 1986. Even the courts were not furnished with full information on the safety aspects of the project. Since International experts in seismology have predicted catastrophic earthquakes of over 8.5 magnitude in the area, a review of the project must be made like in USA to save the people.The following extracts and figures indicate the nature and magnitude of the problem.

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Born in 1932 at Mudinepalli, near Gudivada, Krishna Dist. Andhra Pradesh, received Bachelors degree in Civil Engg., from Viswesaraiah Engineering College, Banglore (1956) and Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering from Rice university, Houston, Texas, (USA) (1962), Ph.D (Hony). Former Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and principal of College of Engineering, Andhra university.Formerly Hony.Professor in Andhra University,Manonmanian Sundarnar University,JNT University. Fellow of the Institution of Engineers,India Recipient of the University Grants Commissions National Award "Swami Pranavananda Award on Ecology and Environmental Sciences" for the year 1991. Recipient of Sivananda Eminent Citizen Award for 2002 by Sanathana Dharma Charitable Trust, Andhra Pradesh state. Presently Working as Director, centre for Environmental Studies, GITAM University,