Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ACT’s Tseten speaks on Teesta at World Water Day Symposium

GANGTOK, 24 Mar: Working president, Affected Citizens of Teesta, Tseten Lepcha, presented a paper at the “Symposium on South Asian Water Commons: People’s Visions on Transboundary River Sharing” held in New Delhi on the occasion of World Water Day on 22 March.
The programme, a press release informs, was attended by delegates from Nepal, India and Bangladesh and focused on the issue of trans-boundary sharing of the rivers Indus, Kosi, Barak and Brahmaputra, Ganga and Teesta.
An ACT press release informs that since Sikkim is a “first user” of the Teesta and does not have any dispute with other nations or neighboring state, Mr. Lepcha’s presentation focused more on the usage of water resources, anti-dam movement and the misuse of official position to doctor scientific studies to suit projects, like the seismic studies, Glacier Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) and Environmental clearances etc.

The Declaration of the symposium, the release informs, will be released in a few days.

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