The Madhya Pradesh government will be organising the “Lake Festival” in the state capital from February 14 to 16 to boost tourism and in sharp contrast with this event is a recent order of the Nati

Madhya Pradesh forest minister Sartaj Singh’s written reply in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly that the other day that about 51 chitals (spotted deer) had died within a short period after consuming lan

Five non-government organisations working among the survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster on Thursday stated that high levels of Dioxins and Furans were released from the Ramky waste incinerator at Pithampur near Indore during four trial runs between July 2010 and June 2012 and charged the Madhya Pradesh government of being silent spectator to the deliberate and repeated “poisoning of people”.

Releasing the documents obtained through the Right to Information Act, the representatives of the NGOs said that because of the high organochlorine content of the Union Carbide waste, they were likely to emit higher volumes of Dioxins and Furans on incineration. This has been corroborated through documents obtained.

Representatives of five organisations working among the survivors of the Union Carbide gas disaster on Tuesday criticised the working of National Institute for Research in Environmental Health (NIREH) and said the performance of this organisation has been woefully short of meeting the target of benefiting the victims of the 1984 gas disaster.

Addressing a press conference here, representatives of five NGOs working for the gas victims said that NIREH was established as the 31st centre of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on October 11, 2010 with the primary objective of carrying out research to benefit the survivors of the disaster.

A committee constituted by the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF), on the directive of the National Green Tribunal, has submitted its investigation report which categorically states t

What comes as a major bonanza for farmers in Madhya Pradesh is the state cabinet decision on Tuesday to extend additional subsidy of Rs. 275 crore to the farm sector to offset the impact of the latest hike in electricity tariff by the Electricity Regulatory Authority.

Briefing about the cabinet decision at Mantralaya here, state minister Narottam Mishra told media persons that till now the state government was providing a subsidy of Rs. 1925 crore to farmers. With the additional subsidy approved by the cabinet, the total subsidy to the farm sector now goes up to `2200 crore.

When the country’s attention has got focused on the issue of coal block allocation, those closely associated with the coal mining sector here are especially pointing to the amendment in the Coal Mines (nationalisation) Act, 1973, which allowed private sector participation in captive coal mining for power generation and a 2011 review of the coal mining policy that permitted the state government companies or undertakings to do mining of both cooking and non-cooking coal reserves.

Serious reservations are being expressed by forest and wildlife experts about the Supreme Court’s directive on Tuesday that there should be no tourism activity in the core areas of the tiger reserves.

Responding to the order, renowned conservationist and editor of Sanctuary Asia Bittu Sahgal told this newspaper: “By banning tourism in the core areas, the eyes and ears of nongovernmental agencies have been walled out of forests where tree-cutting, illegal mining, road building, poaching and worse are rampant."

Thousands of people affected by the Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Indira Sagar, Upper Beda and Man dams responded to a call by the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) and joined a protest march at Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday to raise their voice against the state government decision to raise the water level in Omkares-hwar Dam up to 193 metres.

After the protest march, the people affected by the dams announced that they would start a “Jal Satyagrah” from July 16 against what they described as a “conspiracy” by the state government and the private company involved in the project to uproot the dam affected people without their rehabilitation or proper resettlement.

There is stiff resistance to the latest US federal court order that neither Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) nor its former chairman Warren Anderson were liable for any pollution-linked claims by the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster and the non-government organisations working here for the cause of the gas victims are determined to go in appeal against this order.

Reacting to the US district Court Judge John F. Keenan’s dismissal of the case on June 26, Rachna Dhingra of Bhopal Group for Information and Action said that is the fourth instance of dismissal.