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Coal Kills

Publication | March 12, 2013 at 10:00

The first ever estimation of death and disease due to coal-fired power plants in India estimates between 85,000 to 115,000 people killed in 2011-12. Millions of cases of asthma and heart disease are also attributable to coal power emissions,...

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...

Water for farmers or coal power plants? You decide.

Feature story | May 22, 2013 at 15:40

The Upper Wardha dam in Amravati, Maharashtra is considered to be a lifeline for surrounding cities and towns. But water resources in the state are quickly sliding away from those who need it the most. Even the water meant to irrigate fields is...

Up to 115,000 Indians killed by coal in 2012

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | March 12, 2013

A coal power plant in Singrauli spewing toxic fumes. The skeletons keep piling up/tumbling out of King Coal's closet. 80,000 to 115,000 of them last year alone. That's no joke – it's the estimate of premature deaths that a...

Grim reality of drought-hit Maharashtra

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | May 15, 2013

As the train chugged from Pune to Solapur, we passed by Ujani dam. I saw flocks of flamingos flying over the water.  It was a precious sight, a sight I wouldn’t see for the next few days as I travelled in the drought hit districts of...

The struggle for water continues in Maharashtra

Blog entry by Neelima Vallangi | June 13, 2013

A half constructed catchment pond. Considering the severity of the drought situation in Maharashtra, one would think farmers and people living without water would be given top priority. But in a strange turn of events, water has...

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