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Non pesticide management is the future of tea cultivation: Greenpeace

Press release | October 16, 2014 at 12:25

New Delhi, October 16th, 2014: On the occasion of World Food Day, Greenpeace released its report “Hope Brewing-Kotagiri to Kachibari1”, showcasing successfully running tea plantations using ecological approaches across India. These are stories of...

Chhattisgarh govt inadequate in addressing human-elephant conflict

Press release | October 7, 2014 at 14:44

October 7, 2014, Raipur: Human-elephant conflicts in Chhattisgarh have increased many folds, according to a report released by Greenpeace India. Yet, the state government seems more keen on mining in the forests than notifying the proposed Lemru...

Greenpeace stands vindicated as tea industry leaders tread Non-Pesticide Management...

Press release | September 29, 2014 at 10:19

New Delhi, September 27, 2014: Greenpeace India welcomed the announcement made by Tata Global Beverages Ltd (TGBL) [1], which highlights its vision to promote ecological agriculture and Non Pesticide Management (NPM) in tea cultivation, under the...

NGT Renders Forest Clearance to Mahan Coal Ltd Invalid After SC verdict

Press release | September 26, 2014 at 15:36

Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, September 26, 2014: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today said the forest clearance granted to Essar and Hindalco's Mahan Coal Ltd becomes invalid following the SC decision to de-allocate 214 coal blocks. The NGT's...

Wagh Bakri commits to steps towards elimination of pesticides from tea cultivation

Press release | September 25, 2014 at 15:56

25th September, New Delhi/Ahmedabad: In an encouraging turn of events, Wagh Bakri, the third largest packaged tea company in India has committed to support elimination of pesticides in tea cultivation, after continuous engagement with Greenpeace [1].

Dirty Coal is shown the red card today

Press release | September 25, 2014 at 11:18

New Delhi, September 24, 2014: Greenpeace India today celebrated the Supreme Court's landmark decision on the coal scam and called the verdict a victory for the environment and the people of India against rampant corruption and crony capitalism...

Tea industry divided on the issue of pesticides

Press release | September 11, 2014 at 13:15

September 11, 2014, New Delhi: Weeks after Greenpeace released its report “Trouble Brewing” highlighting the presence of toxic pesticide residues in tea, the tea industry remains divided on the issue. Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) demonstrated...

Greenpeace India Condemns Govt’s Move to Bypass Tribal Consent

Press release | September 9, 2014 at 18:03

New Delhi, September 9, 2014: Greenpeace India condemns the government's efforts to do away with tribal consent for destruction of forests as per media reports. The NDA government has been sending feelers ever since they came to power that they...

With a decline in global markets, Abbott looks to India for uranium sale

Press release | September 5, 2014 at 16:38

New Delhi/Canberra, September 4, 2014: Greenpeace today criticized the civil nuclear agreement between India and Australia. The environmental group accused Abbott of desperately trying to revive a declining industry.

Delhi HC issues notice to MHA for holding up Greenpeace India’s funds

Press release | September 3, 2014 at 17:28

3rd September 2014| New Delhi | The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for blocking Greenpeace India’s foreign funds. The court has directed that Greenpeace India’s blocked funds to be moved from RBI’s...

Tea Board’s Plant Protection Code is inadequate: Greenpeace India

Press release | September 3, 2014 at 13:48

Sept 3, 2014, New Delhi/Kolkata: While acknowledging the initiatives taken by the Tea Board of India to handle the pesticide menace in tea cultivation, Greenpeace India, today termed the Plant Protection Code (PPC) as inadequate. The PPC is based...

‘Govt’s stand on speedy re-allocation can ride roughshod over environmental laws’:...

Press release | September 1, 2014 at 19:43

New Delhi, September 1, 2014: Greenpeace today observed that the NDA government's submission to the Supreme Court on the coal scam hearing was an attempt to make light of the coal scam ruling. The government's attempt to speed up re-allocation...

Union Commerce Minister echoes Greenpeace’s concerns on pesticide residue in the...

Press release | August 21, 2014 at 15:42

New Delhi, August 21, 2014: Expressing serious concern on the issue of pesticide residues in tea, the Union Commerce Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, in a recent media interview, raised questions on the safety of consumers [1].Greenpeace India urged...

Greenpeace urges fair and transparent vote on protection of India’s Mahan forest

Press release | August 18, 2014 at 11:57

Amsterdam, 18 August 2014: Greenpeace International today joined Greenpeace India's call for Indian authorities to protect democracy and ensure a fair and transparent village council vote in the Mahan forest, over a proposed coal mine...

Tea companies commit to Non-Pesticide Management in tea; Unilever and Girnar lead the way

Press release | August 13, 2014 at 21:45

August 13th, 2014, Mumbai: In an encouraging turn of events, two of the leading tea companies have come forward in support of Non-Pesticide Management (NPM) in tea. Earlier this week, Greenpeace India released its report Trouble Brewing [1]...

Greenpeace calls on the industry to save Indian tea from pesticides

Press release | August 11, 2014 at 19:39

August 11th, 2014, Mumbai: Greenpeace India called on the tea industry to save Indian tea from pesticides while launching their report, Trouble Brewing [1], today. The study exposes the presence of pesticides, considered highly and moderately...

Book people behind Fake Letters in Greenpeace’s name, demand MSS and Greenpeace

Press release | August 6, 2014 at 17:23

Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, August 6, 2014: Greenpeace India and Mahan Sangharsh Samiti (MSS) today filed a police complaint against the fake letters that are being circulated among residents of Amelia and the local media in Singrauli. The letters...

‘Systematic clampdown on People’s Movements Unacceptable’: MSS

Press release | August 5, 2014 at 12:55

August 5, 2014, Bhopal: Mahan Sangharsh Samiti[1] (MSS) supported by prominent members of other social movements today urged the government of Madhya Pradesh to end the systematic clampdown of the movement against Essar and Hindalco's proposed...

Ex-CM Nitish Kumar hails Greenpeace’s solar micro-grid

Press release | August 5, 2014 at 12:33

Patna, 4 August: In a thumbs-up to Greenpeace’s solar-powered micro-grid, former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday visited Dharnai village in Jehanabad district, where the micro grid has been setup. Elated to see homes, shops and streets lit...

Civil Society urges the centre not to trample over the Rights of Forest Dwellers in...

Press release | August 1, 2014 at 17:17

1st August, 2014, New Delhi: Mahan Sangharsh Samiti[1] (MSS) supported by prominent members of civil society organisations today urged the Indian government not to trample over the rights of the forest dwelling communities of Mahan region in...

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