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‘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...

Public pressure tells as Procter & Gamble finally agrees to clean up its palm oil act

Press release | April 9, 2014 at 16:30

Amsterdam, 8 April 2014: Procter and Gamble (P&G) has committed to a new No Deforestation policy that will remove forest destruction from its products and provide full traceability for all the palm oil and derivatives it uses. After weeks of...

Is the Govt approval to KNPP 3&4 based on lies?

Press release | April 8, 2014 at 18:31

New Delhi, April 8, 2014: According to an RTI response from General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC), Kudankulam reactors will not be insured by them. The RTI request was filed by Greenpeace on the 12th of March and GIC responded to the...

New Essar Gag Case – an attempt to stifle voices of opposition

Press release | April 4, 2014 at 16:32

April 4, 2014, Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh: Greenpeace India today, rubbished Essar's ridiculous allegations of inciting villagers in the Mahan region against them. In yet another attempt to browbeat and threaten the growing voices against Essar's...

India faces food shortages and development setbacks due to Climate Change: New UN report

Press release | March 31, 2014 at 15:55

New Delhi | March 31, 2014 | As the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report – released today in Japan – set off warning bells across the world, Greenpeace India urged Indian leaders to take cognizance of the warning in the...

An open letter to the Election Commission

Press release | March 26, 2014 at 11:42

On the 25th of March, Greenpeace India sent a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner of India citing a violation of the model code of conduct by the UPA government.

Greenpeace demands GEAC not to approve GM field trials

Press release | March 19, 2014 at 16:09

Greenpeace, India demands the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), which is due to meet on March 21, 2014, not to approve open air field trials of different transgenic varieties of GM crops as the Union Minister for Environment and...

Greenpeace: Coalgate chargesheet against Essar owned Navbharat Power is the tip of an...

Press release | March 10, 2014 at 19:23

10th March, New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today filed the first chargesheet in connection with multi-crore coal block allocation scam. The chargesheet has been filed against Navabharat Power Private Limited and its two...

Marking 3 years of TEPCO’s Fukushima disaster, leading anti-nuclear activists and...

Press release | March 10, 2014 at 16:32

New Delhi, 10th March 2014: Leading antinuclear activists and Greenpeace raised their pitch against the government's move to bypass supplier liability provisions in their full spirit, in current negotiations with Russians on Kudankulam 3&4.

Activists slam Veerappa Moily for putting corporate profits before nation’s interests

Press release | March 4, 2014 at 18:02

New Delhi, March 4th, 2014: Activists from Greenpeace India along with members of Coalition for a GM Free India today registered a strong protest against the way the Union Minister of Environment and Forest, Veerappa Moily has taken the side of...

Veerappa Moily should explain his decision to allow GM field trials

Press release | March 3, 2014 at 13:04

New Delhi, February 28th, 2014: Greenpeace demands the environment minister Veerappa Moily to explain on what grounds he has allowed the field trials for GMOs. This decision is in contrast to the stand taken by the former environment ministers...

Mahan Villagers begin their Peaceful Van Stayagraha

Press release | February 27, 2014 at 14:14

Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh| February 27, 2014| Thousands of villagers including a large number of women and children from 12-14 villages in the Mahan region of Singrauli came together for a mass public rally in Amelia Village to oppose mining in...

Procter & Gamble brings rainforest destruction into bathrooms, says Greenpeace

Press release | February 26, 2014 at 11:30

New Delhi/Jakarta, 26 February 2014 – Procter & Gamble, which makes Head & Shoulders, is sourcing palm oil from companies connected to orangutan habitat clearance in Indonesia, making consumers part of a widespread forest destruction scandal.

We will Win the Fight to Save Mahan, Declares MSS

Press release | February 24, 2014 at 13:00

Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh| 24 February 2014| Mahan Sangharsh Samiti[1] (MSS) has declared that they will not allow Mahan forests in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh to be cut down by Essar for coal mining in spite of the stage II forest clearance...

Greenpeace Activists Embarrass Moily and Essar

Press release | February 14, 2014 at 14:15

14th February, New Delhi: Today, on Valentine's Day, as the environment minister Veerappa Moily hobnobbed with head honchos of leading companies including Essar Oil and Essar Foundation, Greenpeace India staged a peaceful protest at the National...

Moily stoops to favour Essar-Hindalco, grants Mahan forest clearance

Press release | February 13, 2014 at 10:43

12th February, New Delhi: Essar Energy has announced that it has received Stage II clearance for its Mahan coal block in Singrauli, even before any announcement was made by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Reacting to the news, Priya...

Greenpeace: Why does Essar want to protect Veerappa Moily?

Press release | February 7, 2014 at 19:04

7th February, Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today rejected Essar Group's plea to prevent Greenpeace from asking for the sacking of the Minister for Environment and Forest (MoEF) Veerappa Moily. Greenpeace has been gunning for Moily's resignation...

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