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SC orders Sterlite’s Thoothukudi plant to remain shut

18 February 2019 The Supreme Court has upheld a Madras High court decision and agreed to Tamil Nadu’s government’s plea in favour of keeping the polluting plat shut. The apex court also ruled that also that the National Green Tribunal… Continue Reading →

TN enviornmental activist goes missing after accusing police of last year’s Thoothukudi violence

He is said to have gone missing after a press meet on the Thoothukudi firing Human Rights Defenders Alert, a network for the protection of human rights activists, sent a missing person’s complaint to the director general of police in… Continue Reading →

Bhopal gas leak: 30 years later and after nearly 600,000 were poisoned, victims still wait for justice

On this day in 1989, US multinational Union Carbide agreed a deal to pay $470m to victims of the world’s worst industrial disaster. Campaigners say that was never enough Adam Withnall When the gas first started seeping into their thatch… Continue Reading →

Gujarat’s concerned citizens demand to make public details of “polluted” Narmada waters

T Several concerned citizens* of Gujarat led by top Vadodara-based environmentalist Rohit Prajapati have in a letter to the chairperson, Narmada Control Authority, Government of India have demanded immediate disclosure of reasons behind the presence of sulphide and decrease in… Continue Reading →

सरदार सरोवर का पानी पीने पर गुजरात सरकार से रोक

Narmada Bachao Andolan 16:44 (3 hours ago) to bcc: napm-india जलाशय एक ओर जहरीला तो नीचेवास में खारा  एक ओर घाटी में नर्मदा जयंती मनाने की तय्यारी जोरशोर से चल रही है, जबकि दूसरी ओर माँ नर्मदा की हालत दिन-ब-दिन ख़राब होती… Continue Reading →

Jan Swasthya Abhiyan-Health in Interim Budget

. The Interim Union Budget 2019–20 reflects a definite push for an insurance-based model of healthcare, which comes at huge and disastrous costs of the public provisioning of health. In a country like India, where a large section of the population… Continue Reading →

Fact-Check: Modi Is Lying About the Houses Built Under PMAY

The Prime Minister claimed his government built 1.25 crore houses in their tenure till January 19, 2019, while the previous UPA government had built only 25 lakh houses. But the numbers don’t add up.Ravi Nair  Did the Modi government really… Continue Reading →

Budget2019- Doling out a Rs 6,000 insult to Farmers

How useful will farmer support be? It will not be easy to optimally deploy the basic income support announced by the government for small and marginal farmers. The scheme has large exclusions in the landless and the women as well… Continue Reading →

Relocation of crocodiles from Narmada dykes for tourism safety “mindless, contentious”

S In a letter to the Union environment, forests and climate change minister, senior officials of the ministry under him and their Gujarat counterparts, including chief minister Vijay Rupani, top Vadodara-based environmentalist Rohit Prajapati has demanded that the government must… Continue Reading →

Jobs, Caste, Farm Suicides, Crime, Nutrition: Some Subjects On Which Government Is Withholding Data

Prachi Salve January 30, 2019 Mumbai: A range of government reports and statistics usually updated periodically have not been made public for years, including data on crime, employment, farmer suicides, caste and agricultural wages, IndiaSpend research shows. The central government’s decision to not release… Continue Reading →

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