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Environment Ministry’s Pre-draft CRZ Notification 2010 rejected by fishermen,...

Press release | June 18, 2010 at 11:48

DELHI, India — The National Coastal Protection Campaign (NCPC), a collective comprising of a broad range of fishworker groups including the National Fishworkers Forum (NFF), fishworker support organisations and environmental groups jointly...

Organic farming gives Indian farmers greater financial security

Press release | June 15, 2010 at 3:30

HYDERABAD, India — A Greenpeace report released today said the monetary benefits of organic cotton farming are much greater than using the Genetically Engineered variety that makes farmers more vulnerable to financial collapse due to high debts...

On World Oceans Day, India demands Justice for whales and their defenders

Press release | June 8, 2010 at 17:38

NEW DELHI, India — In an expression of solidarity with Japan’s ‘Tokyo Two’ undertrials, Greenpeace today unfurled a banner saying “Activism is Not a Crime” at the capital’s ‘Gyarah Murti’ sculpture, depicting the Dandi March led by Mahatma Gandhi...

Greenpeace asks Indian Industry not to use ‘dirty palm oil’

Press release | May 28, 2010 at 18:56

OSLO/DELHI, India — While asking Indian Industry to desist from using ‘dirty palm oil’, Greenpeace today said the deal announced in Oslo to protect Indonesia’s rainforests, home to some of the last remaining orangutans, falls much short of...

Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics: India’s Wipro is No.1

Press release | May 28, 2010 at 11:37

BANGALORE, India — Version 9 of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics (1) has Azim Premji–led Wipro sharing the number one position with the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturer Nokia while Samsung, Toshiba and Dell have earned penalty...

Draft E-waste Rule is Progressive and Inclusive: Greenpeace

Press release | May 25, 2010 at 14:52

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today called for a swift adoption of the Draft E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rule, 2010 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and said that it was by far the most progressive and fundamentally robust...

Greenpeace re-views decontamination of Mayapuri “hot-spots”

Press release | May 19, 2010 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — The Greenpeace team of radiation experts revisited the Mayapuri scrap yard to check the levels of radiation after a decontamination effort by authorities (1) on Sunday, May 16th. The authorities were forced to take immediate...

Mayapuri is still a radiation hazard zone: Greenpeace Field Survey

Press release | May 14, 2010 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Early this morning, a team of two radiological experts from Greenpeace began a combing operation at the Mayapuri scrap market and discovered that there is radiation risk to people at Mayapuri scrapyard in the immediate vicinity...

Greenpeace welcomes government’s move on notifying e-waste rule

Press release | May 7, 2010 at 12:06

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today announced that it welcomes the notification of the draft e-waste (Management & Handling) Rule, 2010 based on Extended Producer Responsibility principle by The Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) for public...

Greenpeace calls for BASIC leadership to tackle climate crisis

Press release | April 26, 2010 at 11:36

As ministers from the BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, China, and India) meet today in Cape Town, Greenpeace displayed banners reading “climate change needs BASIC leadership” on a boat directly opposite the 12 Apostles Hotel in Camps Bay...

Congress upset over Earth Day initiative in Kolkata

Press release | April 23, 2010 at 16:31

KOLKATA, India — An awareness initiative undertaken by Greenpeace India to commemorate Earth Day has attracted the wrath of the Congress Party in Kolkata. With municipal elections looming, Congress officials are upset over hoardings that portray...

Citizens demand arrest of Minister Prithiviraj Chavan, demand BRAI bil be withdrawn

Press release | April 20, 2010 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — The Minister for Science and Technology, Prithviraj Chavan was demanded to be arrested for establishing the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) today at the Anusandhan Bhavan Premises today. The group of...

Citizens uphold their right to know about and reject GM foods

Press release | April 16, 2010 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — An overwhelming majority – 89 per cent – of people say that they have the right to reject genetically modified foods (GM foods), revealed a citizens’ opinion poll released today by Greenpeace. The poll on genetically modified...

Jaago Re, 25,000 Indians tell Jairam Ramesh

Press release | April 8, 2010 at 11:19

NEW DELHI, India — At 8 a.m. this morning, along with his morning tea, Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh was presented with a wake up call – literally. Eight volunteers presented Mr. Ramesh with a petition asking him to wake up...

iPad launch forecasts a “cloudy” future for IT carbon emissions

Press release | April 2, 2010 at 12:54

BANGALORE, India — On the eve of the launch of Apple's iPad, a new Greenpeace report reveals how the rise of cloud computing threatens to see greenhouse gas emissions from powering ever expanding data centers spiral out of control.(1)

Can Michael Dell deliver on his own green promises?

Press release | March 29, 2010 at 17:00

Greenpeace activists in India placed a giant billboard with the message that read "Michael Dell: Drop the Toxics" at the Dell Office here in Bangalore. At the same time, Greenpeace activist hung a banner on Dell office in Amsterdam with the...

Greenpeace alerts MPs to constitutional blunder

Press release | March 10, 2010 at 16:14

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today urged Members of Parliament (MPs) from across the political spectrum to live up to their responsibilities. As elected representatives of the people of India they must reject the proposed Civil Liabilities for...

Greenpeace alerts MPs to constitutional blunder

Press release | March 9, 2010 at 16:42

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today urged Members of Parliament (MPs) from across the political spectrum to live up to their responsibilities. As elected representatives of the people of India they must reject the proposed Civil Liabilities for...

Samsung = Broken Promises

Press release | March 3, 2010 at 4:30

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Greenpeace climbers today scaled the Benelux headquarters of the Korean electronic giant Samsung, sticking the message “Samsung = Broken Promises” in giant letters onto the front of the building. The peaceful protest is...

The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India bill to be tabled

Press release | March 1, 2010 at 10:38

The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India [BRAI] bill is to be tabled in the ongoing Budget session of the parliament. Responding to the content of the draft bill Jai Krishna, Sustainable Agriculture campaigner, Greenpeace said “It’s...

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