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CSE volunteer barred from filming public hearing for Ultratech cement plant

Author(s): Soundaram Ramanathan Issue Date: 2013-5-23 He was detained and his cassette was snatched away at company’s behest The public hearing for the first phase of Ultratech’s proposed cement plant in Tamil Nadu on Thursday appeared to be a stage-managed… Continue Reading →

Odisha – (MOEF) Roy Paul Committee Report Reveals More Illegalities, Exposes POSCO’s Destructive Potential

  At a time when our people are facing bombs, lathis and violence in order to defend their basic rights to their homes, lands and livelihoods, yet another official committee has confirmed that the POSCO project is being pushed through… Continue Reading →

Vedanta nudges Odisha again for bauxite supply

Sadananda Mohapatra  April 13, 2013, BT VAL has been persistently urging the state government to arrange bauxite supplies from alternative sources             Vedanta Aluminium, which has shut its alumina refinery at Lanjigarh due to bauxite unavailability,… Continue Reading →

Almost 42,000 hectares of forest land diverted in Odisha

,Jayajit Dash  |  Bhubaneswar  March 26, 2013 BS Land diversion for mining, irrigation, power, roads, railways, industries & defence Forest land to the tune of 41,891.25 hectares (or 1,03,515.53 acres) has been diverted in Odisha till March 6, 2013 since the… Continue Reading →

Inside report from the Supreme Court Niyamgiri case against #Vedanta #mustread #mustshare

Dongria demonstrate at Lanjigarh, 6th Dec 2012 This report comes from Foil Vedanta’s friend in the court room as the Niyamgiri case continues… 19th February 2013, foilvedanta.com Last week, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) filed an affidavit… Continue Reading →

Press Release- Letter to MoEF Immediately cancel the Environmental Public Hearing #mustshare

Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti c/o 37 Patrakar Colony, Tandalja, Vadodara 390 020, Phone/Fax: 0265-2320399 Email: tokrishnakant@gmail.com, rohit.prajapati@gmailc.om BY Email & FAX Most Urgent – Most Urgent – Most Urgent 27 February 2013 To, Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan Minister of State for Environment and Forests… Continue Reading →

Have sought accreditation to assess Nuclear Power projects: EIL to GPCB

      Adam Halliday: Ahmedabad, Indian Express, 23 February 2013 The consultants for the proposed Mithi Virdi nuclear power project have told the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) that they have applied to be registered as qualified assessors for… Continue Reading →

#India- Environment ministry denies forest clearance to Vedanta #goodnews

18 FEB, 2013, 04.47AM IST, ET BUREAU Forest clearance to mine the hills for bauxite for the plant was to follow, but was denied during former environment minister Jairam Ramesh’s tenure. NEW DELHI: The environment ministry has defended in the Supreme Court its… Continue Reading →

Forest land cannot be diverted for #Vedanta project, says India #goodnews

New Delhi, February 16, 2013   J. Venkatesan, The Hindu Justifying the cancellation of the environmental clearance granted to Vedanta for the Lanjigarh Bauxite mining project in Odisha, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on Friday said that forest land… Continue Reading →

#India-Stop moves to bypass Forest Rights Act when taking forest land for large projects #tribalrights

  To: Dr. Manmohan Singh  Prime Minister of India  New Delhi 110001 011-23019545 / 011-23016857 Sub: Stop moves to bypass Forest Rights Act when taking forest land for large projects Dear Dr. Manmohan Singh-ji, For the last five years, ignoring… Continue Reading →

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