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Press Release- Decision to raise Sardar Sarovar Dam height illegal

29th June, 2013   Decision to raise height of SSP illegal and political conspiracy Central Authorities cannot permit drowning of 2 lakh population without rehabilitation  The decision to permit raising of the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam from the present… Continue Reading →

#India- Opening a ” Coalgate ” #Wtfnews

From ‘No-Go’ to ‘Go-Go’ Though there is a lot more coal outside eco-sensitive zones, the government now plans to allot coal blocks inside areas earlier considered out of bounds. Baba Umar reports Baba Umar 15-06-2013, Issue 24 Volume 10 Disastrous Coal blocks… Continue Reading →

Odisha Govt tries every trick in the book with SC Niyamgiri verdict #mustshare

This is the latest information on the state’s manipulation of the Supreme Court’s verdict giving the decision on Vedanta‘s mine to the Dongria and Kutia Kond inhabitants of Niyamgiri. After six weeks delay the process has finally been initiated by… Continue Reading →

#India – Env Ministry recognises religious rights, pushes ecological concerns behind

Author(s): Kumar Sambhav S… Anupam Chakravartty Issue Date: 2013-6-15 Environment ministry recognises religious rights, pushes ecological concerns behind IN FEBRUARY, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) took many by surprise when it opposed a mining project in Odisha’s… Continue Reading →

SC Judgment on Niyamgiri and Directions interpreting FRA #Vedanta

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 180 OF 2011 Orissa Mining Corporation Ltd.   Versus Ministry of Environment & Forest & Others J U D G M E N T K. S. RADHAKRISHNAN, J…. Continue Reading →

Fuzzy thinking on SC Niyamgiri verdict #Vedanta

Reports and editorials on the Supreme Court verdict in the Vedanta case might have missed the mark. ARITRA BHATTACHARYA says a section of the media is even acting as apologist for the multinational.  Saturday, Apr 27 , The Hoot.org The April 18 Supreme… Continue Reading →

Chain Fencing work by NPCIL begins at proposed Nuclear plant in Fatehabad, Haryana

Work on fencing starts at region’s first N-plant Awaiting final environment impact assessment by the expert appraisal committee (EAC) of the Centre, the ambitious Fathebad nuclear plant in Gorakhpur is set to roll. The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd… Continue Reading →

Mithivirdi project: Charges fly, MoEF seeks NPCIL reply

Indian Express, 21 April 2013 Ahmedabad In a fresh twist in the row over the proposed 6000-MW Mithivirdi nuclear power project, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has sought a reply from the Nuclear Power Corporation of India… Continue Reading →

Vedanta HQ in London mobbed by Protesters, as SC gives Gramsabha Powers to decide

Protest at Vedanta HQ as Supreme Court decision announced Indian Supreme Court judges today handed the final decision on Vedanta’s Niyamgiri mine to the Dongria Kond tribe and farmers living around the mountain. Two Gram Sabha’s (village councils) or local… Continue Reading →

SC slams brakes on Vedanta’s Niyamgiri project #GOODNEWS #tribalrights #PESA

NDTV , April 18, 2013 New Delhi: The Supreme Court has continued a ban on bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri Hills in Odisha considered sacred by tribals. In a verdict that appears to recognize the rights of forest-dwelling Dongria-Kondh tribals to… Continue Reading →

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