Fight to Save Yamuna


The advent of Commonwealth Games in India in 2010 instils fear in me. Yes, fear more than the pride. For more than a year now, I have been reading about Delhi Government’s mega plans for Commonwealth village. Of course, government’s decision for Commonwealth village is commercially driven. This article will tell you how much Commonwealth Games Village would be worth and what is it about.  The construction of Commonwealth Games village started in August this year amidst protests from various quarters.

Read the complete article here at my other blog, Its A Free World.

10 Responses to “Fight to Save Yamuna”

  1. 1 Tarun Goel November 18, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    A nice effort and a very nice post, to make me aware of all the things.

  2. 2 Vaibhav November 20, 2008 at 3:15 am

    I think the photograph is brilliant – did you take it?

  3. 3 museditions November 20, 2008 at 5:13 am

    I agree, the picture is amazing! I went and read the full article on the other blog. It seems such a fragile area! I’m sure it’s tempting for the government to choose big money and publicity. It’s good people like you are speaking out to save this place.

  4. 4 Poonam November 20, 2008 at 9:20 am

    @Vaibhav and Museditions: I am shamed by your comments. Picture is not mine, it is taken by Shivan Roy (I hope I have name correct) taken for Frontline magazine originally. But this image was later used for Yamuna Petition that I have linked in the article. I did not give credits (though I intended to) because I could not find the original link to Frontline piece. 😦

  5. 5 john November 21, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Commonwealth Games in India in 2010 is a great event and i hope india government can manage it with wisdom.

  6. 6 Vaibhav November 21, 2008 at 1:54 am

    Do not be ashamed. Even if you didn’t take it, its still a brilliant photograph. You should be proud to use it in the right context 🙂

  7. 7 Liju Philip November 25, 2008 at 6:06 am

    I had been to Allahabad many years ago in the mid 90s and was ashamed to see the polluted Ganga. Was surprised as to how people could bring themselves to dip themselves in that gutter of a river.

    We have a serious indifference towards our environment. Hence the degradation of our rivers, beaches, mountains, forests, animals and birds.

  8. 8 Poonam Sharma November 25, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    @John: yes, “mange it with wisdom” wisodm is the key word here. I hope so too. 🙂

    @Viabhav: I am shamed by my laziness not to find the right source so that I cna credit teh right person. I will do it though.

    @Liju Philip: That’s true of almost every water body in India. When I pass by the stream at India Gate, I cover my nose due to stink coming from it, but I am always astonished to find people who are wshing themseves in same stinking water! This is Capital city, Delhi 😦

  9. 9 Abhishek ojha September 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    This is the major issue of INDIA that to save our natural heritage for future generation.
    every day many laws are passed in order to save the holy river yamuna and government also gave a huge amount of funds in order to save our haritage,
    But then also what are the outcomes………..
    All are totally demolished…..
    Which is a very pathetic situation of our laws and our departments as they are doing nothing for us or for our country to save our natural and holy rivers.
    which are getting more polluted daily….
    but then also our governments are sleeping in a deep sleep……
    And which i thought never be broken till the power is emerged in young hands…..
    The final decision if government wants than it should be that “give the project of yamuna bachao” in young hands or give it to a private authority instead of maintaining themselves……
    As there were many works that i had also did in order to save our precious holy river before.
    And if i m doing such activities then i surely thought that citizens of our prestigeous nation will also start helping me in order to achieve a goal which is a major goal for my country before these common wealth games 2010.
    And i also wish to thanks themselves which are also making some steps in order to save our holy rivers “THE GANGA AND YAMUNA”……….

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