Himachal Pradesh: Social and environement groups and activists in Himachal Pradesh have been opposing the 300 million Dollar Himalayan Ski Village project in Kullu since 2006. People’s organisations particularly the Him Niti Campaign and Jan Jagran Evam Vikas Samiti (JJVS) have been at the forefront of these struggles. In 2008, Him Niti Campaign, Jan Jagran Evam Vikas Samiti (JJVS) and EQUATIONS Bangalore brought out a fact finding report which reaffirmed the serious concerns that the peoples organisations and movements have been raising about this mega project. These include grave concerns about the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Himalayan Ski Village Limited (HSV) and the Himachal Pradesh State Government, the violation of the most basic democratic process of informed consent and consultation and the complete disregard for the likely negative impacts ( environmental, economic , political and cultural ) that will result if such a project is implemented.
To read the detailed critique of the project and sign an online petition demanding the scrapping of this destructive mega project please visit http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ski-village-in-himachal.html