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Victory for Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai Delhi HC overturns offloading, terms...

Press release | March 12, 2015 at 13:39

New Delhi| March 12, 2015| In a major embarrassment to the NDA government, the Delhi High Court’s Justice Rajiv Shakder today termed the Ministry of Home Affairs decision to bar Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai from travelling to the UK in...

MHA blocks receipt of Indian funds to Greenpeace in an attempt to shut it down

Press release | April 14, 2015 at 18:39

Environmental watchdog calls it an act of stifling democracy and legitimate dissent

Unblock Indian funds; Greenpeace writes to MHA

Press release | April 17, 2015 at 19:15

New Delhi | April 17, 2015| Greenpeace India has urgently asked the MHA to unblock all its domestic accounts maintained for Indian donations as these accounts do not fall under the provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.

Activists slam MHA for targeting NGOs, blocking funds

Press release | November 7, 2014 at 17:30

Press Release Activists slam MHA for targeting NGOs, blocking funds Civil society leaders call on government to stop harassment, respect right to dissent

Coal India Hiding the Truth about Reserves from Investors

Press release | September 23, 2013 at 15:38

Mumbai, September 23, 2013: Research by Greenpeace has found that the world’s largest coal producer, Coal India Limited, is misleading potential shareholders by concealing the true level of its extractable reserves, as it prepares to sell...

Prime Minister fails to address the Challenges of Climate Change

Press release | July 17, 2007 at 13:17

BANGALORE, India — Reacting to the Prime Minister's statement made at the first meeting of the Council on Climate Change in New Delhi on Saturday, July 14 th, Greenpeace Climate and Energy expert K Srinivas said "It will not be sufficient to...

I Support the people of Jaitapur

Page | March 15, 2011 at 20:00

India has a lot of lessons to learn from Japan. The nuclear reactors planned in the country, especially in Jaitapur need to be reviewed. It is also an earthquake prone zone, which the authorities are trying to downplay. We need to get more people...

People Power Wins!

Blog entry by Grace Saji | January 2, 2018

A new year has begun. And many promises have been made. Only time will tell if they will be kept or broken. But our health, our forests, and our oceans cannot wait. Our governments and the big corporations must know that we are aware...

Greenpeace Sailing Vessel Rainbow Warrior

Page | November 8, 2004 at 13:27


CLEMENCEAU – A short history

Page | February 2, 2005 at 10:30

The Clemenceau class carriers are the first French aircraft carriers ever built in French shipyards after the World War II. The construction of the Clemenceau began in 1955, she was launched on December 21st 1957 at the DCN Brest naval shipyard...

Fukushima Crisis Must Never Repeat Again!

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | March 11, 2016

Nuclear accidents do happen, more so when the planning and regulation process is exposed to industry influence. This is exactly what happened in Fukushima. The earthquake and the tsunami were just a trigger to an already compromised...

Call for Independent Inquiry into Kakrapar Nuclear Incident

Blog entry by Rupal Jaiswal | May 9, 2016

On 11th March, 2016, a tragedy was fortunately averted at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Station in Gujarat. There was a leak of heavy water from the Unit I of the Plant. This heavy water, which is used to keep the reactions going on under...

World’s biggest coal company Shenhua to stop exploiting groundwater in China

Press release | April 10, 2014 at 11:42

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...

Roll-back tariff hikes and fulfill poll promise on solar energy, Greenpeace tells...

Press release | February 4, 2014 at 13:44

February 4, New Delhi: With the Delhi government facing existential threat over the power crisis in the state, Greenpeace India on Monday wrote a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging him to ask the DERC to roll-back tariff hike...

‘Demand of ‘sab ka saath sab ka vikas’ does not stall Economy’: Greenpeace India

Press release | June 11, 2014 at 20:07

11 June 2014, New Delhi: Greenpeace India today rubbished the allegations, which were leveled by an Intelligence Bureau report that was shared with the Indian Express. The said report submitted to the PMO alleges that foreign funded NGOs (mainly...

The World is Mahan

Press release | May 18, 2014 at 20:02

Volunteers defy national borders in a show of support to save Mahan forests in Singrauli; 133 cities join hands to save Mahan

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

Press release | August 5, 2014 at 14:33

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...

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

Press release | September 3, 2014 at 19:28

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...

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

Press release | September 5, 2014 at 18:38

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.

Tea industry divided on the issue of pesticides

Press release | September 11, 2014 at 15:15

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...

Non pesticide management is the future of tea cultivation: Greenpeace

Press release | October 16, 2014 at 14:25

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...

Leading political parties in Delhi “Switch on the Sun” for the first time in their...

Press release | November 26, 2013 at 18:36

New Delhi, November 26, 2013: Leading political parties Bharatiya Janta Party, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party have included the Greenpeace demands to implement a solar rooftop policy for Delhi in their manifesto for the upcoming Assembly elections.


Page | March 12, 2013 at 17:32


In News

Page | March 12, 2013 at 17:35

Find links to external media stories on Greenpeace India and our campaigns.

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

Press release | April 8, 2013 at 18:35

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.”

India ratifies a controversial international law that allows nuclear suppliers to...

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | February 5, 2016

India ratifies a controversial international law that allows nuclear suppliers to escape liability Indian Government today ratified the international convention on supplementary compensation (CSC). This convention essentially puts...

Thank you

Page | July 16, 2013 at 16:24

You're support is crucial and you’ve taken an important step to save our food. Don’t stop at this. SHARE the petition with your friends too. Ask them to join the struggle to stop the BRAI bill and genetically modified food in India.

Why I Volunteer With Greenpeace

Blog entry by Sanchita Mahajan | October 4, 2016

45 years ago, a bunch of activists embarked on an iconic journey in 1971 that would change the face of the environmental movement and formed what was to be Greenpeace. Our work today revolves around protecting forests, increasing use...

The CSC does nothing for you

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | April 15, 2015

The Convention on Supplementary Compensation (CSC) is an international nuclear liability regime governed by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The convention, signed in 1997, but sofar not in force for lack of interest,...

Obama and Modi want to sell nuclear power to India that is too dangerous and...

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant, Sunanda Mehta & Jim Riccio | January 30, 2015

Only two new nuclear plants are being built in the US and even they are way over budget. The recent “breakthrough” in the nuclear talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama has raised more...

Pledging to Protect Mahan on Rakshabandhan!

Blog entry by Aishwarya Madineni | August 13, 2014

What started out to be an inconceivable, dull and a damp day turned into massive gathering that reverberated with the message to stand up and fight for the forests which thousands of people depend on. The energy in the air was palpable...

Where were you when Fukushima happened?

Blog entry by Hisayo Takada | March 11, 2015

Four years ago the world watched in horror as the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants exploded across our TV screens and spewed radioactive waste into air and sea. In commemoration of this anniversary, we asked Greenpeace volunteers...

Are we looking close enough?

Blog entry by Rahul Prasad | December 3, 2014

The drafters of the constitution chose democracy as the mode of governance for India. Wisely so, because democracy has a mutual relationship with the people. The people stand by the state and the state, in turn, stands for the people.

Direct Communication at the Ministry of Environment and Forests in New Delhi

Image | December 11, 2017 at 12:07

Direct Communication at the Ministry of Environment and Forests in New Delhi


Image gallery | September 18, 2017


Image | December 11, 2017 at 12:03

Direct Communication at the Ministry of Environment and Forests in New Delhi

Fukushima: A great natural (?) disaster

Blog entry by Sunanda Mehta | April 3, 2014

As the victims of the Fukushima disaster left their homes and their lives, some of them never to return, the Japanese government slowly egged back to its old ways. After having sworn off nuclear and shutting down all the 48 commercial...

Forced to protest in Fukushima

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | March 12, 2014

As you land in Tokyo, you cannot help but notice the amount of electricity the city consumes. And just as the neon lights and LED covered buildings shouts out feats of economic and technological achievements, you wonder whether these...


Page | March 27, 2006 at 16:29

Just ahead of the holiday season, the hospital's corridors and consulting rooms are full. Surgeon Igor Komisarenko, head of the Institute for Endocrinology, has been operating all morning. Most of his patients are women with thyroid cancer. "Four...

The farmers

Page | March 27, 2006 at 16:28

In the Ukraine, 18,000km2 of agricultural land was contaminated, but the forests were hardest hit. Forty percent of the woods are contaminated, totalling 35,000km2. Many of the inhabitants of the area cotinue to eat fruits and vegetables from...

Fireman and Soldier

Page | March 27, 2006 at 16:26

In the Chernobyl workers' town of Pripiyat, the alarm sounded shortly after the explosion. Pjotr Khmel was at home when he received a phone call from his commanding officer at the fire station. Things were hectic and rushed. The firemen did not...

Children of Chernobyl

Page | March 27, 2006 at 16:31

When she was just four years old, little Anna Pesenko, trying to be a good girl, sitting up straight and eating her food nicely, would sometimes just pass out and fall flat onto the table. 'Annya' as she is called, could not explain very well...

Is there still a problem?

Page | March 20, 2006 at 18:48

The problem we call Chernobyl is not a thing of the past. Plans are now being made to export large amounts of highly radioactive waste to sites of nuclear accidents like Mayak, Semipalatinsk and even to Chernobyl. These plans are supported by the...

Who is affected?

Page | March 24, 2006 at 16:39

While for many people the Chernobyl disaster might be just a distant memory for many it is something they must live with every day. Meet Annya, a teenager living with cancer since the age of four. Read about Yuri the liquidator and only surviving...

Fighting to protect India from nuclear risks

Blog entry by Greg Muttitt | September 19, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered how nuclear companies stay profitable when a catastrophic accident could cost more than the value of their company, here’s the answer- they make sure they never have to pay the costs. In most countries, the...

Fukushima Protests

Image gallery | March 7, 2013

Food for Thought

Video | April 8, 2011 at 21:08

25 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, residents of the area are still exposed to the radiation. They depend on contaminated food and milk.

Fukushima Protests

Image gallery | March 7, 2013

Food for Thought

Video | April 8, 2011 at 21:08

25 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, residents of the area are still exposed to the radiation. They depend on contaminated food and milk.

Earthquake risk to Jaitapur nuclear project

Video | January 13, 2012 at 14:28

The Jaitapur area comes under Ratnagiri district which falls in the seismic zone 4 (High damage) category with zone 5 being the highest. The area has witnessed 92 earthquakes within 1985 to 2005.

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