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#India – The new biotechnology bill will promote GM technology rather than regulate it

The BRAI Bill proposes to set up a centralised single window clearance system which may lower the bar for GM crop approvals with no independent long-term safety assessments or need assessment of a particular GM product, say activists Shonali Ghosal… Continue Reading →

#India – Report on Lower Suktel Project and People’s Protest

April 21, 2013 By Amitabh Patra Lower Suktel: Suktel is a tributary river of Mahanadi in Odisha, flowing in the districts of Bolangir & Sonepur. The state Govt. has been trying to build a dam named “Lower Suktel Irrigation Project… Continue Reading →

#India – Work on Suktel irrigation project begins at gun point #oppression

Author(s): Sudeep Kumar Guru Issue Date: 2013-4-11 Balangir district authorities use police force to allow construction work as anti-dam stir continues Photo credit: Sudeep Kumar Guru Work on the Lower Suktel irrigation project in Odisha was started this week amid public… Continue Reading →

#India- Desperate for a dam, ready to displace 100,000 people

Author(s): Sugandh Juneja Issue Date: 2013-1-15 Government skews facts to plan a project in Rajasthan that will displace 100,000 people Government says the proposed dam is 150 metres upstream of a wildlife sanctuary, while residents say the project falls inside… Continue Reading →

Interesting stats about nuclear power plants in India #mustshare

The performance of the operational nuclear reactors in India. It is very easy to project great amounts of power generation, but the ground reality is different as you can see in this chart compiled by   Anuj wankhede Related articles… Continue Reading →

Glitches in cash transfer pilot project worry govt

By Rukmini Shrinivasan, TNN | Dec 3, 2012, 03.28 AM IST Jairam Ramesh, who is is a key person for the implementation of this programme which is being viewed by the political class as UPA-2’s “game changer”, has conceded that… Continue Reading →

448 mining trade licences suspended for 15 days

TNN Apr 4, 2012 PANAJI: The mines and geology department on Tuesday suspended more than 448 mining trade licences for the next 15 days pending verification of documents. Director of mines Prasanna Acharya said, “After consulting with advocate general Atmaram Nadkarni on the… Continue Reading →

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