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1 October 2014

India: Supreme Court quashes 214 coal blocks alleging arbitrary & illegal allocation

In a major blow to the corporate sector, the Supreme Court today quashed allocation of 214 out of 218 coal blocks which were alloted to various companies since 1993 and in which it was claimed that around Rs. 2 lakh crores were invested. A bench,...

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30 October 2012

Doc] NTPC response [India

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30 October 2012

India: Coal mines & thermal plants leading to environmental & health problems among residents of Singrauli

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30 October 2012

India’s Minamata [India]

Author: Sugandh Juneja, Centre for Science & Environment [India]

Singrauli, the powerhouse of India with massive coal reserves and many thermal power plants, should have been prosperous. But it is poor and polluted. People complain of unexplained ailments. Non-profit Centre for Science and Environment decided to...

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20 July 2011

Bangladesh: Protests against proposed coal-run power plant of India's energy firm NPTC

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20 July 2011

No coal-run power plant in Bagerhat: BNP [Bangladesh]

Author: bdnews24.com

The BNP [Bangladesh Nationalist Party] acting secretary-general...expressed solidarity with the locals who had been protesting the government move to set up the 1300MW plant at Satmari Katakhali of the upazila in collaboration with NPTC, an Indian...

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31 January 2011

The Water Wars [India]

Author: Babu Kumar, Tehelka [India]

Rivers belong to nations. But, in Chhattisgarh they belong to corporations...You can lease a river in Chhattisgarh for 22 years. At just Rs. 1 per annum...[The lease of one river] denied villagers water for drinking, washing and irrigation, stopped...

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14 December 2010

HC sets aside clearance to Mandi cement plant [India]

Author: Ashwani Sharma, Indian Express

…The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday quashed environmental clearance granted to a cement plant near Sundernagar in Mandi district…Harish Cement India, a unit of Grasim Cements (part of Aditya Birla) [faced] strong opposition from environmental...

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13 December 2010

Confronting India’s Coal Rush: Interview with Jharkhand Activist Bulu Imam [India]

Author: Jeff Biggers, AlterNet

...No one understands the impacts of coal mining on India better than Jharkhand activist Bulu Imam… Jharkhand has often been compared to Appalachia for its rich coal deposits–and the devastating repercussions and removal of local tribal or adivasi...

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1 September 2010

[PDF] Contesting Women’s Rights Within the Political Economy of Mining in India

Author: Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Children & Samata

...The current report tries to present what the mining industry and mining economy mean to the...women who are...affected by mining and its subsidiary activities. It gives a glimpse into the struggles of such women campaigning against this exploitation...

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