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Double standards in environment ministry

Feature story | October 18, 2010 at 11:13

“I have taken this decision in a purely legal approach, that these laws are being violated.” - Jairam Ramesh, Minister for Environment & Forests on the Vedanta decision, August 24, 2010.

Yatra part one ends at Nitish Kumar’s village

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma | October 15, 2010

After the Bhagalpur event got over, the yatra bus reached Thatha panchayat, Khagariya for malyarpan. Here we found a group of aware individuals especially women, some of whom worked for an NGO called Navjagriti. This organisation works...

Same story, new act for Bhagalpur

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma | October 15, 2010

Bhagalpur, famous for its silk sarees was our next stop. Unfortunately, the famous silk industry is suffering due to the power shortage in the village. The workers and weavers of the industries have taken up other jobs to earn a basic...

Araria pledges support to renewable energy

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma | October 12, 2010

Araria was the next stop for the Greenpeace yatris. Tired from the long and bumpy bus journey we decided to take a small break at Purnia before we reached Araria. The sort of welcome that was given to us at Purnia showed the kindness...

Destination Madhubani

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma | October 12, 2010

Our next stop was the city of fishes-Madhubani. Amazing scenic beauty welcomed us and the greenery soothed our eyes. The land famous for its paintings is at present suffering from severe power shortage. Artists here, find it difficult...

Kanti village joins the kranti

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma | October 12, 2010

A lot many times we have heard and seen that the biggest setbacks come with the greatest discoveries. Energy produced by thermal power plants is one such discovery. Kanti village in Bihar, has been adversely affected by the ash...

Litchi land welcomes the yatris

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma | October 8, 2010

After the adventurous beginning of the yatra (journey) from Champaran, the yatris (travellers) set off for their new destination into the land of litchis. Muzaffarpur, a land famous for the sweetness of its litchi, is the largest city...

Yatra kicks off from Bhitiharwa

Blog entry by Shashwat Raj | October 8, 2010

An appropriate occasion, an appropriate location and a noble cause, Greepneace’s Urja Kranti Yatra was flagged off on Gandhi Jayanti from the Gandhi Ashram in Bhitiharwa. The yatra which will travel across 10 districts of Bihar is...

Yatra sets the tone for an Energy Revolution

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma. Pic: Prashant Ravi/Greenpeace. | October 7, 2010

The dawn breaks at Bihttiharwa Gandhi Ashram with sound of loud bhajans from some distant temple. People woke up half asleep, still struggling to get over the tiredness of the last day's journey. But out of that still sleepy lot there...

People Power Over Nukes

Feature story | September 29, 2010 at 11:37

The nuclear liability bill was withdrawn in the first half of the budget session in 2010, and the motion to introduce it in the second session was not supported by the opposition. The opposition questioned the legislative competence of the bill...

Nestle needs to give rainforests ‘a break’

Feature story | March 17, 2010 at 4:30

Need a break? Before you have one with a Kit Kat watch this video – ‘Have a break?’ We need your help to get the rainforests a break and to help you spread the word we’ve launched this video spoof. It exposes the true cost behind having a break...

Wipro marches ahead of Dell and Samsung to the Toxics free punch

Feature story | February 4, 2010 at 4:30

In a classis case of David and Goliath, one of India’s biggest IT service provider (but relatively small PC manufacturing company), Wipro, has beaten giants like Dell, Samsung, Lenovo and LGE to the finish line in producing a computer, which is...

Greenpeace staff member wins alternative Nobel Prize

Feature story | October 13, 2009 at 23:24

KINSHASA, Congo, The Democratic Republic of The — We are thrilled to announce that one of our staff members, René Ngongo, has today been named a recipient of the 2009 Right Livelihood award.

Day out with Nestlé

Feature story | October 10, 2009 at 11:45

On October 8, 2009, Today, Greenpeace activists and consumers gathered at Nestlé House at Gurgaon, Haryana, India asking an unresponsive Nestlé what they have to say to 28,000 odd Indian consumers who have written in asking if Nestlé will...

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