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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

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 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...

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...

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