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Bihar village declares independence from darkness and anonymity

Press release | July 20, 2014 at 11:26

Greenpeace’s first solar-powered micro-grid in Bihar kicks off with village ceremony

Jabalpur HC pulls up Singrauli SP for not Taking Action on Forged Gram Sabha Complaint

Press release | July 16, 2014 at 10:28

Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, July 15, 2014: The Jabalpur High Court has pulled up the Superintendent of Police of Singrauli for not taking action on the complaint filed by the villagers on the forged Gram Sabha resolution of March 6, 2013. Acting...

Essar Seeks a Blanket Ban on all Criticism of their Proposed Coal Mine in Mahan

Press release | July 15, 2014 at 10:38

Mumbai, Maharashtra, July 14, 2014: In a bid to end all debate and discussion on its controversial coal mine in Mahan forest, Essar has filed an affidavit in Bombay High Court looking for a blanket ban on any criticism of them or the project. The...

Government’s Mantra – If you don’t like the message shoot the messenger, says Greenpeace

Press release | July 14, 2014 at 10:51

New Delhi, July 9, 2014: Greenpeace India is shocked and dismayed over the arbitrary manner in which the government has attempted to muzzle voices of dissent in democracy in the name of financial scrutiny. Greenpeace India has followed all laws...

‘Malicious Report Riddled with Mistruths’: Greenpeace India

Press release | June 19, 2014 at 15:38

New Delhi, 19 June 2014: Greenpeace India today rubbished allegations made by the two IB reports that were leaked consecutively within one week. Greenpeace India believes that this leak is a concerted effort by parties with vested interest to...

Essar tries to use ‘leaked’ IB report to clamp down on people’s protests in Mahan...

Press release | June 18, 2014 at 10:49

The company which has initiated a 500-crore Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) case on tribal people and Greenpeace, to stop them from criticising its planned coal mine in Mahan forest, is now trying to use the 'leaked'...

‘Government acting with impunity – disregarding peoples’ interest’: Greenpeace

Press release | June 12, 2014 at 18:40

New Delhi, 12th June 2014: Greenpeace India today slammed Gujarat government's move to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam by 17 meters on Narmada River. Greenpeace believes that this disregards the issues that peoples' movements like the...

‘Demand of ‘sab ka saath sab ka vikas’ does not stall Economy’: Greenpeace India

Press release | June 11, 2014 at 18:07

11 June 2014, New Delhi: Greenpeace India today rubbished the allegations, which were leveled by an Intelligence Bureau report that was shared with the Indian Express. The said report submitted to the PMO alleges that foreign funded NGOs (mainly...

HC finally Grants Bail to Van Satyagrahi

Press release | June 2, 2014 at 20:11

2nd June, 2014, Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh: After spending almost three weeks in prison, Van Satyagrahi and member of Mahan Sangharsh Samiti, Bechan Lal Shah was finally granted bail by the Jabalpur High Court today. Shah was arrested along with...

'No tree felling in Mahan till October': MP Govt to NGT

Press release | May 26, 2014 at 18:12

26th May 2014, New Delhi: In an undertaking submitted to the National Green tribunal, the state government of Madhya Pradesh today said that they will not fell trees in Mahan forests till October. This comes as a temporary respite for members of...

Wake up call for Singrauli administrators

Press release | May 19, 2014 at 15:41

Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, May 19, 2014: The unjust and step-motherly treatment meted out towards forest rights activists by Singrauli's administration and police is totally unacceptable, declared members of civil society, who joined Van...

The World is Mahan

Press release | May 18, 2014 at 18:02

The World is Mahan: Global support pours in as Van Satyagraha in Mahan intensifies Volunteers defy national borders in a show of support to save Mahan forests in Singrauli; 133 cities join hands to save Mahan

Three Out of Four Van Satyagrahis Granted Bail

Press release | May 10, 2014 at 2:02

May 9, 2014, Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh: Greenpeace and MSS will approach the High Court for the release of the fourth satyagrahi as peaceful protest is not a crime.

Van Satyagrahis arrested, beaten in Mahan, MP

Press release | May 8, 2014 at 17:41

May 8, Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh: Over 150 villagers including women moved into the Mahan forests today to protect it from being marked for destruction by an Essar-led coal mine, even as their fellow satyagrahis were arrested by the local police...

Van Satyagraha: Community members confront Essar officials

Press release | May 6, 2014 at 16:56

Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, May 6, 2014: Eighty local community members successfully stopped work on an Essar-led coal mine in Mahan forest, Madhya Pradesh yesterday. The villagers oppose the mine, which would destroy the forest on which they...

Greenpeace demands urgent assessment of water diversion to thermal power plants

Press release | April 29, 2014 at 10:40

April 28, 2014: Last week, amid the prediction of a weak monsoon in Maharashtra in 2014, the Water Resources Department released its weekly report on the current water availability in the state's reservoirs. The report[1] indicated that the total...

‘Pledge to Save Mahan on Earth Day’

Press release | April 23, 2014 at 9:42

April 22, 2014, New Delhi: On the occasion of Earth Day, several young volunteers came together in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore in a show of support to save Mahan forests in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. They were part of urban solidarity events...

Decisions on water supply in the state seem to depend on personal and political...

Press release | April 20, 2014 at 11:35

Mumbai, 19th April 2014: Allegations have been raised by opposition parties that the Deputy Chief Minister, Ajit Pawar "threatened" farmers in Baramati tehsil before the second phase of Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra, to disconnect their water...

Toxic Waste Spill at Essar’s Power Plant in Singrauli

Press release | April 15, 2014 at 17:05

Arpil 15, 2014, Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh: In yet another stark example of massive negligence, the mud-wall that lined the fly ash dyke of Essar Energy's Mahan-I (600 MW) thermal power plant in Singrauli collapsed leading to fly ash-laden water...

World’s biggest coal company Shenhua to stop exploiting groundwater in China

Press release | April 10, 2014 at 9:42

Beijing, April 9, 2014: The Shenhua Group, the world's biggest coal producer by volume, is to stop extracting groundwater for their flagship coal-to-liquid project in Inner Mongolia's Ordos - an area struggling with severe water shortage...

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