The case was originally filed in 2004

Janki Bai Sahu, a survivor of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, who filed a case in a US court on behalf of herself and her family and sought damages from Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), has had her appeal petition dismissed on several grounds, including the statute of limitations.

Will press for demands; land against land, adequate compensation and sufficient time for resettlement

Thousands of villages from the five Narmada dam affected villages will launch a five-day Satyagraha in Bhopal under the aegis of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) to take on state authorities from June 28.

Upcoming project in MP to displace local tribal population; proposed site in highly seismic zone near Kanha National Park

Locals of Mandla district will once again raise their voices against 1400 MW NPCIL (Nuclear Power Corporation India Limited) Chutka project which is coming up in highly seismic zone, near Kanha national park and adjacent to one of the least polluted river Narmada. State government officials have already issued land acquisition notices to local people, almost all of them are tribal, and have slapped a NEERI (National Environmental Engineering Research Institute) report which is Greek to them.

Yet the state authorities have to work harder to implement it to make the state slum-free by upgrading or creating new housing infrastructure in slum areas

The Madhya Pradesh government has claimed that sixteen cities of the state have joined Rajiv Awas Yojana, also known as RAY. Yet the state authorities have to work harder to implement it to make the state slum-free by upgrading or creating new housing infrastructure in slum areas. The RAY authorised the government to extend financial assistance and assign property rights to slum-dwellers for shelter and basic civic and social services.

Input cost for soya crop has gone up to Rs 7,000 a quintal against its market price of Rs 3,200 a quintal

In an attempt to achieve 20 per cent return on farming activities, farmers in Madhya Pradesh are planning to chalk out a self-regulatory mechanism. A marathon meeting in this regards is planned in November, in which ways to reduce farm input cost will be discussed. According to the Bhartiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), for the factors which adversely affect farming, the Sangh would go to the state government.

The high court at Jabalpur on Friday removed a stay of more than seven years on a lower court’s order of summons to Dow Chemicals in the US on the Bhopal gas disaster of November 1984.

The gas, kiling thousands, leaked from the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal. Dow later acquired Union Carbide. In January 2005, the chief judicial magistrate in Bhopal had issued an order of summons on Dow Chemical Company in the US, to produce Carbide officials. On an appeal filed by Dow’s Indian subsidiary, the order was stayed by the HC in March of that year. On Friday, that stay was removed and an order issued to summon Dow in the US (Carbide was merged into it in 2001).

Members of the Narmada Bachao Andolan has they said will file a petition seeking review of the recent order of the Green Tribunal directing the generation of 40-Mw electricity in the controversial Shri Maheshwar Hydel Power Project and permitting the filling of Maheshwar dam reservoir up to 154 meters.

Meanwhile, Bahtrat Heavy Electicals limited (BHEL) has stopped further supply of hydro-turbines to SMHPCL for its “non-payment” against three hydro-turbines of 40-Mw capacity each.

The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to buy 700 Mw power annually from the proposed Chutka nuclear power project.

The progress of the project took a hit when people from nearby villages refused to accept the land acquisition notices sent to them by the government. The protesters are likely to assemble on August 19 to register their strong objection over the project, which, they say, would adversely affect every village that falls under the scheduled area. The project site, according to reports, falls under an earthquake-prone zone, a condition many say could result in a disaster similar to the Fukushima nuclear reactor incident.

In the face of intense protest from tribal villages of the Mandla district, the Madhya Pradesh government on Monday decided to buy 700 megawatts (Mw) of power from the proposed Chutka nuclear power project.

The villagers, however, refused to accept land acquisition notices and said they would assemble on August 19 to protest against the project. Villagers have intensified their protest against the project as they have not yet been informed about its radiation risk.

The Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday presented a Rs 1,798-crore first adjunct Budget amid unprecedented ruckus in the Assembly.