In the town of Sadras, villagers wrote letters of complaint to the local government officials, and in the Kanchipuram district members of forty-seven villages got together to form a committee to pressure the government to respond to their concerns (HLRN 2005).
Convinced that the government was favoring private interests, the villagers filed a petition with the High Court and received a stay on the eviction (HLRN 2005).
In villages where the local panchayats (governing councils) dispersed following the tsunami, the villagers found it difficult to collectively negotiate for better relief and rehabilitation (HLRN 2005, 6).
In the Cuddalore district, a religious organization, the Ramakrishna Mission, purchased nine and a half acres of land and started constructing permanent houses with community inputs (HLRN 2005).
Reportedly, the HLRN
sites in Berlin and Hannover plan to operate the Cray XC30 supercomputers as one combined system, providing universities and research centres in the northern states of Germany with a powerful petascale computing resource.
Testimonials from civil society groups along with a Right to Information (RTI) application filed specifically for the HLRN study has uncovered a deluge of disturbing information.
Eighteen on-site injuries and forty-two deaths have been officially reported (the national media, however, has devoted far less attention to the concerns raised by HLRN and other NGOs than to various allegations of corruption, and problems that could potentially "embarrass" India, such as unfinished or shoddily built stadiums and the perception of insufficient security).
The HLRN report has posed several questions such as the rationale for spending billions of rupees on the event vis-'-vis the key pre and post event general recommendations and allied suggestions.
Apart from Justice Shah and Kothari, others who took part in the panel discussion were Amitabh Kundu, Director of Hazards Centre and Dunu Roy of HLRN. (ANI)
The two-phase installation includes approximately 25,000 processor cores: some 12,500 cores will be deployed at the HLRN's facility in Berlin, with the remaining 12,500 installed at the HLRN's facility in Hannover.
After the second phase of expansion has been completed, the HLRN's new supercomputer complex will have a maximal performance of 312 Teraflops per second.
SGI is the contractual vendor of both HLRN sites, where it will provide the corresponding solutions.