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May 2020

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Circles of Solidarity: Small and Sustainable Farmers to feed daily wage earners and homeless

May 2020

Support our initiative to enable farmers to provide safe and nutritious farm produce to distressed communities

Circles of Solidarity: Farming communities of Kedia and Tari Dabil step up to feed migrants and daily wage workers

April 2020

Greenpeace India takes this opportunity to thank the farming communities, who despite facing the brunt of lockdown, have ensured safe and nutritious food for the communities

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February 2020

Greenpeace India organised flash mob at Delhi Haat and Select City Walk, Saket

Go organic, to improve Indian Economy

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Consultation on sustainable agro-economy and improving soil health was co-organised by Greenpeace India, Mahila Shramjeebee Mancha, Odisha, and Odisha Shramjeebee Mancha on Tuesday. The discussion aimed to sensitise stakeholders especially…

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One may often think that what happens in rural India, has very little impact on those living in urban metropolises. However, the crisis of safe and nutritious food affects everyone…

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August 2019

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June 2019

Since production and marketing of GM food crop seeds are illegal in our country, we expect that the MoEFCC and Ministry of Agriculture will take all required steps to ensure…

Recommendations to the Manifesto Committees of Political Parties contesting in Lok Sabha General Elections, 2019

April 2019

 Strong leadership to solve India’s growing environmental crisis NOTE on Energy, Agriculture & Environment: 
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Attempt to Murder Gurgaon

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NCAP must have sectoral targets & interim milestones; says Greenpeace India

December 2018

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You cannot muzzle dissent in a democracy

December 2018

10th December 2018 marked 70 years since United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights which includes the right to freedom of speech, stating that “Everyone has the right to freedom…

Bihar Living Soils Yatra – notes from the ground

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Plastic Gut Feelings!

November 2018

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Stubble Burning and Neo-liberal absurdity

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Recognizing the Labour On National Women Farmer’s Day

October 2018

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October 2018

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India’s Most Polluted City, Kanpur, Not Ready With Clean Air Action Plan

August 2018

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A Tale of ToxiCity From Maharashtra

August 2018

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5 People-Powered Wins in India’s Environmental History

August 2018

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India Needs Independence From Environmental Pollution!

August 2018

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Citizens unite to #StopGMFood in Delhi.

August 2018

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April 2018

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MoEFCC – Stop missing deadlines

April 2018

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Lucknow Unites to Fight Back Air Pollution in the City and the State

February 2018

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January 2018

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The MoEFCC Has Spoken: A National Clean Air Programme for India

December 2017

Amid all the bad news on air quality, there is a ray of hope. After two years of incessant public demand for a comprehensive national action plan to tackle air…

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December 2017

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September 2017

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September 2017

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8 problems with the GM Mustard commercialisation shown in GIF

May 2017

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April 2017

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India’s Efforts to Tackle Air Pollution – Mere Tokenism

March 2017

According to the rules, all power plants are required to install emission control equipments by the end of 2017. Reports indicate that, most power plants are yet to take the…

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February 2017

Nobody is going to tell you this, unless by nutrition they mean deprivation. But there is nourishment in store in what I’m going to share with you today.

Love for “Nanna Maraa” on Valentine’s Day

February 2017

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February 2017

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February 2017

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People Power Wins

January 2017

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August 2016

Suno #KediakiKahaan, Volunteers ki Zubaani (Listen to Kedia’s story through the volunteers)

SarSo Satyagraha – People power defers GM Mustard decision

February 2016

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GM Mustard: Throwing Caution To The Wind Is Not Always Healthy

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For our beloved Mustard

November 2015

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Delhi Health Minister commits to cleaning up Delhi’s air pollution

March 2015

Delhi has been in under global watch for alarming air pollution levels Greenpeace recently launched a campaign calling on Delhi Governement to take action on the capital’s toxic air pollution.…

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Airpocalypse IV: National Air Monitoring Programme (NAMP) & ASSESSMENT OF AIR POLLUTION IN INDIAN CITIES

January 2020

This Airpocalypse report is the fourth version in the series of Airpocalypse reports published annually by Greenpeace India since January 2017. The current version of the report “Airpocalypse-IV” analyses and…

Is Delhi’s air quality improving?

November 2019

Recently there have been multiple discussions about air quality improvements in Delhi and some reports also mentioned that Delhi has shown a 25% decrease in air pollution levels between 2016-2018…

New Data Reveals: Twice as many cities violating air quality norms as recognised in National Clean Air Programme

August 2019

Airpocalypse-III-ReportA new report by Greenpeace India has identified 139 cities where air pollution levels exceed national standards but were not included in the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) that was…

Solarisation of Agriculture

July 2019

Greenpeace India’s Solarisation of Agriculture report, examines five models of solar irrigation pumps in the states of Bihar, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Odisha, looking at state policies and cost/revenue…

Airpocalypse II – Assessment of air pollution in Indian cities

January 2018

A Greenpeace India report analyses PM10 annual average recorded for 280 cities.

Airpocalypse – Assessment of Air Pollution in Indian Cities

January 2017

This report shows that deadly air pollution is not a problem restricted to Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) or even to India’s metros.

GENETICALLY MODIFIED mustard is not needed

December 2016

The proposal to allow cultivation of the genetically modified (GM) oilseed mustard DMH-11 doesn’t take into account recent advances with either conventional breeding production of hybrid varieties.

Coal and dirty development in China & India leads to 1.6 million extra air pollution deaths a year

December 2016

Millions around the world are dying from polluted air, but as countries get richer they usually clean up their air.

Bihar Living Soils Project

August 2016

Barhat Block of Jamui District provides the perfect example of positive effects of a focus on Living Soils, and Greenpeace India is showcasing their success.

Ecological Farming: The seven principles of a food system that has people at its heart

May 2015

Greenpeace’s Food and Farming Vision describes what Ecological Farming means, and how it can be summarised in seven overarching, interdependent principles

BRAI bill: A threat to our food and farming

February 2012

The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) bill, 2011, has been proposed by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. If cleared, this bill will ease the entry…

Effects on health and environment of transgenic (or GM) Bt brinjal

April 2009

A report by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini, University of Caen France, shows the danger genetically modified Bt brinjal poses to the environment and our health.