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Solar street lights light up villages in Uttarakhand

Blog entry by Shiwang Singh | August 29, 2013

Solar power is paving the way for sustainable development in Uttarakhand Devastated roads in Uttarakhand © Rohit Joshi The devastating floods in Uttarakhand were a wakeup call against the unchecked urbanisation in...

Big banks warned to steer clear of Coal India share offer

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | August 23, 2013

A worker in a coal mine. © Greenpeace / Peter Caton Can a bank claim to be green at heart, in favour of environmental sustainability and advocate for the transition to a low carbon economy while continuing to fund Coal India, one of...

Food sovereignty, GMOs and the BRAI bill

Blog entry by Ananya Mehta | August 22, 2013

Understanding the history of GM crops in India, why the BRAI (The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India) Bill fails and its current status and petition. Various organisations including Greenpeace India launched a...

The Government’s agenda to promote GM crops will be pernicious for India

Blog entry by Aruna Rodrigues | August 19, 2013

Agendas, of course, are immune from science or to facts A protest on August 8, 2013 in Delhi against the BRAI bill and Monsanto. © Karan Vaid/Greenpeace The final report of the Supreme Court-appointed Technical Expert...

MSS facing threats and intimidation to uphold the FRA in Mahan

Blog entry by Gopika Nangia | August 16, 2013

The MSS public meeting on the Forests Rights Act © Vivek Muthuramalingam As we drive to various villages located in Mahan, Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh, with members of the Mahan Sangarsh Samiti (MSS) for publicising the August 4,...

United we stand against BRAI

Blog entry by Shiwang Singh | August 13, 2013

© Karan Vaid/Greenpeace “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” Edmund Burke (1729-1797); Statesman, Author, Philosopher. On 8th of...

Does our government care that GM crops and the BRAI bill will destroy our future?

Blog entry by Reema Ganguly | August 8, 2013

Are you drinking RO (Reverse Osmosis) water? Are you using a sanitiser to clean your hands? Are you boiling your veggies to remove pesticides? Are you using a disinfectant to mop your floor? If the answer is yes, then I...

India's BRAI Bill will allow GM companies to tamper with food, health and environment

Blog entry by Devinder Sharma | August 6, 2013

In March, US President Barack Obama signed the HR 933 continuing resolution -- popularly called 'Monsanto Protection Act'—that effectively divests the federal courts of their constitutional power to stop the planting or sale of...

Street plays say NO to GM food and BRAI bill

Blog entry by Sankalp Bhardwaj | August 5, 2013

Photo © Deb Kumar Chattopadhyay I recently heard about Greenpeace India's campaign against Genetically Modified (GM) food and decided to participate. I had researched GM foods earlier as well and I knew how bad it was for our...

The sorry plight of the villagers in Mahan

Blog entry by Gopika Nangia | August 5, 2013

The residents of Dongri village, which is located in the Mahan forest in Singrauli are going to be displaced due to the proposed mining activities of the Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation and Jaypee Group. Several...

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