Yugantar Bharat is trying its best to provide a meaningful alternative solution to the problem under the purview of the legal and constitutional provisions and in the light of sustainable clean development based on meaningful utilization of precious natural resources in the interest of humanity and enrichment of river ecology and overall ecosystem.
Sone is a interstate river imanating from holi Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh. After traversing a distance of 821 KMs, through the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar merges into holy river Ganga forming boader of Bhojpur and Patna districts between Arrah and Maner in Bihar. About 140 years old Sone Canal system of archeological inportance in Bihar irrigation about a gross area of 22.50 lakhs in Sone command area of Bihar comprising seven districts, thrives on Sone water.
A Study cum awareness march was organised by Yugantar Bharati across river Sone from its origin point at Amarkantak to its submergerence point in river gangas near maner. The journey began on August 26, 2010 and culminated on September 2, 2010. The journey reveales the predicament of the Sone due to the past plan development schemes formulated to utilise its water wealth by the union on India as well as respective co-basi states. Annual overage water availability in the river is depleting and the industrial activities on the bank of the river and its trivutaries are causing irrepavable damages to the river ecology, aquatic biodiversity and agricultural practices withen the river regime and its catchment.
Orient paper mill on its bank not only recurrently damages the aquatic biodiversity inculding fish world in the river but also remains closed for 2-3 months in the summer season. Upcoming maga thermal power complex in public as well as private sectors around the Sone river vasin proving another acute danger on the river mainstrean and on some of its major tributaries such as Rihand causing deficient rain in and around Sungarauli areas at the boader of Utar Pradesh and Mahya Pradesh.
Water of the Rihand reservoir here has been acutely polluted to the extint that the U.P. administration has been forced to exhibit warning signals on its bank that the reservoir water is not worth human uses in any form. Impact of the pollution from the thermal power plants in the periphery of the reservoir is obvious and the pollution inpact of the thermal power plant is visible through naked eyes downwords in the Sone mainstreans up to Chopan.
The danger on the century old Sone Canal system is also looming large because the share of its water reserved in the Rihand reservoir as per Bansagar Agreement is being unauthorized transferred to the thermal power plants in the vicinity of Rihand nresorvoir. It is causing recurring food production losses to the garments, especially the tail enders , in the command areas of the canal system.
Yugantar Bharati is trying its best to provide a meaningful alternative solution to the problem under the purview of the legal and constitutional provisions and in the light of sustainable clean development based on meaningful utilization of precious natural resources in the interest of humanity and enrichment of river ecology and overall ecosystem.