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Greenpeace calls for priority access of water to farmers in drought hit Maharashtra

Press release | May 22, 2013 at 10:30

Amravati, 22rd May 2013: In an early morning action to raise an alarm on the massive diversion of water away from irrigation to water guzzling coal fired power plants, Greenpeace activists unfurled a 250 feet banner on the Upper Wardha dam at...

Greenpeace blockades Power Minister Haroon Yusuf’s residence with solar panels

Press release | May 15, 2013 at 10:58

15 May, 2013, New Delhi: Greenpeace activists today blocked Delhi power minister Haroon Yusuf’s residence by placing solar panels at the entrance and chaining themselves to it. The activists demanded to meet Haroon Yusuf and present the...

Sukhdev Vihar residents join Greenpeace’s demand for a solar revolution in Delhi

Press release | May 12, 2013 at 15:00

New Delhi, 12 May 2013: To provide a solution to the intensifying energy crisis in Delhi and generate people’s support for solar energy, Greenpeace today organised “Switch on the Sun”, a renewable energy community fair in association with the...

Power tariff hike in Delhi unreasonable and short sighted, government must hold...

Press release | May 6, 2013 at 18:43

6 May, 2013, New Delhi: Greenpeace today termed Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (DERC) hike in power tariff as short sighted and unsustainable. Demanding a public hearing on the power tariff, Abhishek Paratap, Senior Energy Campaigner,...

Greenpeace launches 6th Cool IT Leaderboard

Press release | April 25, 2013 at 14:00

New Delhi/San Francisco, April 25,2013 — Leading Indian IT brands Wipro and HCL scored high points for advocating for a higher share of renewable energy in India according to an annual ranking release globally by Greenpeace international (1).

Controversial BRAI Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

Press release | April 22, 2013 at 20:27

New Delhi: April 22, 2013: The controversial Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha today amid huge protests by opposition parties on the failure of the government on various matters. Mr Jaipal...

Greenpeace releases national ratings of states on their compliance of renewable...

Press release | April 22, 2013 at 14:30

22 April, 2013, New Delhi: In the backdrop of a persistent power crisis and raging coal scam, Greenpeace today released its assessment report on Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) titled “Powering Ahead on Renewables: Leaders and Laggards”,...

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Greenpeace launch documentary film 'Coal Curse'

Press release | April 16, 2013 at 17:08

16th April 2013, New Delhi: At a time when the country is reeling under a severe power crisis, eminent journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta launched his documentary film “Coal Curse” in New Delhi today. The film release has been timed to question...

Award winning author Arundhati Roy sends personal message of support to North Pole...

Press release | April 8, 2013 at 16:35

7 April 2013 PLACE — The international award-winning author Arundhati Roy today came out in support of a group of young campaigners who have set out this morning on a mission to protect the Arctic by telling them “You walk for all of us.”

Greenpeace India poll shows that 97% Indians do not want GM crops

Press release | April 8, 2013 at 12:30

New Delhi: April 8: Greenpeace volunteers dressed as vegetables went to the Agriculture Ministry today and submitted the results of an online poll which is reflective of India’s rejection of GM crops and demanded that Sharad Pawar stop promoting...

Greenpeace activists protest outside Delhi Vidhan Sabha

Press release | April 1, 2013 at 11:30

New Delhi, April 1 2013: Today Greenpeace India staged a protest in front of the Delhi Vidhan Sabha by mounting a huge caricature of Chief Minister Shiela Dixit. The caricature takes a dig at the Chief Minister for assuring uninterrupted...

Delhi’s budget is disappointing; fails to address the real issue of power crisis in...

Press release | March 21, 2013 at 15:56

New Delhi, March 21, 2013: “The budget presented by Delhi’s Chief Minister for the financial year 2013- 2014 can be best described in two words: disappointment and failure,” said Abhishek Pratap, Senior Campaigner- Climate & Energy, Greenpeace India

Greenpeace India brings people-powered campaigns to its 10 lakh supporters

Press release | March 14, 2013 at 20:00

Greenpeace Extra (http://www.greenpeacex.in) or GPx is a free online petition site launched by Greenpeace India on March 14th, 2013. Greenpeace India has been campaigning on national environment issues over the past 12 years in India, and now...

Bihar can save money, livelihoods, health & ecology

Press release | March 14, 2013 at 11:21

Patna, 14- March-2013: The state of Bihar needs to move away from chemical fertilizers to save money, livelihoods, health, ecology and to sustain farming in the State, according to a Greenpeace India report, launched today. The report titled...

Study reveals coal power emissions killed 100,000 Indians in 2012

Press release | March 12, 2013 at 10:00

March 11, 2013, New Delhi: A major new report has estimated that in 2011/12 one hundred thousand (100,000) people died prematurely as a result of emissions from coal-fired power stations in India.

Unjust laws for nuclear power leave Fukushima victims suffering

Press release | March 11, 2013 at 12:29

Tokyo/New Delhi, March 11, 2013 – On the second anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Greenpeace made the following statements to highlight the flawed laws in Japan and internationally as well, that protect the nuclear industry and not...

Greenpeace Challenges Sharad Pawar, says GM crops cannot offer food security

Press release | February 20, 2013 at 10:00

New Delhi, February 20, 2013: Rejecting Sharad Pawar’s stance on GM crops being the answer to India’s food security, 17 Greenpeace activists unfurled a massive banner with the message “Say NO to GM, Yes to Food Security” at the Food Corporation...

India Celebrates 3rd Year of Bt Brinjal Moratorium

Press release | February 11, 2013 at 9:49

Bangalore, February 9, 2013: Bangalore today witnessed 'happy Brinjals' celebrating their status as free of any genetic modification (GM). Greenpeace volunteers dressed in smiling Brinjal costumes were joined by Bangaloreans when they walked...

Major breakthrough in protection for Indonesia’s remaining rainforests

Press release | February 5, 2013 at 18:04

Jakarta, Indonesia, 5 February 2013 - Greenpeace hailed today’s commitment from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) to end deforestation as a major breakthrough in efforts to save Indonesia’s rainforests, after a decade of public pressure and recent...

Monsanto's GM corn Biosafety data raises serious concerns: Report

Press release | January 29, 2013 at 12:13

New Delhi: Jan 29, 2013: In a startling development an independent scientific analysis released by Greenpeace India exposed major flaws in the Genetically Modified (GM) corn biosafety assessment process by the regulatory bodies in India. ...

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