The hills and valleys are as scenic, their tribal inhabitants as abject, the industrial interests threatening them as powerful and rapacious.

Earlier this year, sustained protests brought nationwide attention to the 2,640 MW thermal power plant proposed on precious wetlands in Sompeta in the coastal district of Srikakulam.

Proposal to set up an 1.8 lakh tonne per annum asbestos making unit in Andhra

A thermal plant threatens a rich wetlandWhere The Muck Is

The coal-fired ECEPL power project is a grave threat to one of the few coastal swamps in eastern India
Just 5 km from Telineelapuram bird sanctuary.


Will Polavaram be another ecocide zone? Not if we apply the Vedanta logic to it.

The Polavaram dam across the river Godavari has been a dream project for several governments in Andhra Pradesh. Most of them had to let it stay at that

* At least seven thermal power plants have been proposed in and around Srikakulam district
* The companies say they are on wasteland; but many of them are in fact on fertile wetland
* Two protestors were killed on July 14 in Sompeta
* The location, with access to coal, is attracting many groups

The controversial environmental clearance of the Nagarjuna Construction Compan


Call it going back to the roots. Or call it giving the Indian farmer his rightful due.

It didn’t take much for the late Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy to promise free power to farmers. The gambit paid off too, as he returned to power in the 2009 assembly elections.