Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Farmers-Gathering-in-Maharashtra-27MZIFV35I6C.htmlConceptually similarMaharashtra FarmerGP040UKCompleted★★★★Woman in MaharashtraGP040UZCompleted★★★★Destroyed Houses in MaharashtraGP040ULCompleted★★★★Destroyed Houses in MaharashtraGP040UMCompleted★★★★Destroyed House in MaharashtraGP040UNCompleted★★★★Destroyed House in MaharashtraGP040UOCompleted★★★★Destroyed House in MaharashtraGP040UXCompleted★★★★Destroyed Houses in MaharashtraGP040UYCompleted★★★★Destroyed House in MaharashtraGP040V0Completed★★★★View AllGP040UJFarmers Gathering in MaharashtraFarmers listen at a gathering in Ghuikhed village, Amravati district, Maharashtra. The village will soon be submerged by the backwaters of the new Bembla dam, and residents will have to move to a new location.Some of Ghuikhed's agricultural lands will remain above water, however, and these at least have the advantage of receiving irrigation from the Upper Wardha dam in the north. But when water from Upper Wardha is diverted to power plants, it is these lands, situated at the tail ends of irrigation canals, which stand to lose their water first.Locations:Asia-India-MaharashtraDate:15 Mar, 2012Credit:© Vivek M. / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Agriculture-Climate (campaign title)-Coal-Community gatherings-Day-Faces-Farmers-Indian Subcontinent ethnicities-KWCI (GPI)-Men-Natural disasters-People-SAGE (campaign title)-WaterShoot:Water and Coal Conflicts in Central IndiaIn the backdrop of a drought looming over some Indian regions, a new report titled "Endangered Waters" released by Greenpeace has found that large clusters of coal fired power plants proposed in Vidarbha region in Maharastra may bring down the future availability of water in the Wardha river by 40% and affect irrigation for about 1 lakh hectares of farmland in the future. Greenpeace recommends an immediate moratorium on further environment clearances to coal power plants in Vidarbha as well as all the inland districts in the country. The existing clearances must be reexamined on the basis of a cumulative water impact and availability assessment in the river basins so that water conflicts between various users can be avoided and irrigation needs of farmers are not jeopardized.