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Jairam Ramesh supports Greenpeace, says its job as a protester is to protest and the job of government is to govern

By ET Bureau | 13 Jun, 2014, 07.52AM IST   The former environment minister, whose own experience with the Greenpeace has not been the best, came out in support of the activist group. ET SPECIAL:   NEW DELHI: Greenpeace has found an… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE- No Sardar Sarovar until last person is rehabilitated, as per law” #mustshare

“No Sardar Sarovar until last person is rehabilitated, as per law”- MoWR   Water Resources Minister admits rehabilitation, environmental compliance, cost-benefit appraisal necessary before raise in dam height   Submergence without rehabilitation illegal: Social Justice Ministry   Oustees meet Jairam… Continue Reading →

No more Sardar Sarovar projects in India: Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh clarified on Tuesday that acquisition of land for another major irrigation project like the Sardar Sarovar Dam was not feasible any longer.   “All large irrigation projects have been shelved including the one planned in Jharkhand,” Jairam Ramesh… Continue Reading →

#India – How AAP is using ‘Satyagraha’ film to ask for votes #Politics #Election

 Danish Raza These days, people coming out after watching Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn starrer Satyagraha in Delhi’s cinema halls, are in for a surprise. They are handed over pamphlets by a group of 15- 20 men wearing Gandhi caps with “I am… Continue Reading →

#India displaced women and children imprisoned for a month by #Vedanta and police #Vaw #WTFnews

Badapada: Badapada: the jailed women and children tell their story 19th June.  This report, directly from a Foil Vedanta team on the ground in Niyamgiri, tells a shocking story of the month long imprisonment of a group of Dalit women… Continue Reading →

#India – More mines, fewer schools in former Maoist stronghold

  Manoharpur (Jharkhand), June 17, 2013   Anumeha Yadav, The Hindu The Hindu Villagers in Saranda, West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, get their drinking water from the Koina river, which has high iron content. Photo: Manob Chowdhury A Google map of the… Continue Reading →

#India- wake up to the mining-politician nexus wreaking havoc in our politics

  On 25 May, the ghastly Naxal attack on a convoy of Congress leaders in Darbha, Chhattisgarh, jolted political leaders across the spectrum. Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh — who has been driving the development agenda in the tribal areas and… Continue Reading →

#India – The Dangerous word : Maoists or Terrorists ?

: Dangerous word Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 Agency: DNA, Semantics matters in politics; language, used judiciously, is both a prime tool and a potent weapon in the shaping of public discourse. That is why there has been an ongoing debate both… Continue Reading →

Jairam Ramesh: Don’t turn Aadhar card into an instrument of exclusion #Aadhaar #UID

Press Trust of India Posted online: Fri May 31 2013, 16:05 hrs New Delhi : Amid concerns that sticking to Aadhaar card criteria could deprive many people especially in remote areas of benefits of UPA’s ambitious cash transfer scheme, Union… Continue Reading →

#India- Tribal Affairs Minister cautions against deploying Army to tackle Maoist problem

New Delhi, May 31, 2013 PTI  Tribal Affairs Minister V. Kishore Chandra Deo on Thursday dubbed anti-Maoist militia Salwa Judum as a “sinful strategy,” bringing to the fore apparent differences in the Congress over the approach to Maoists who last week… Continue Reading →

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