The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Committee in its latest estimates have projected that during the current financial year, agriculture could experience minus two % growth.

On August 17, 2009, a number of persons and organisations sent a letter to TERI and chairperson and members of jury panel that decides the award, saying that NHPC does not deserve the TERI 2009 award for environment excellence that was given to NHPC by the President of India on June 5, 2009.


The Kaleghagh Dam is located at the Simdega district of Jharkhand. The dam was constructed in 1980 as a minor irrigation project of the irrigation department with the aim of irrigating land of the Simdega block, where three villages-Bernibera, Bara Barpani and Bhudhratoli were completely submerged for the dam. Intrestingly, the project failed to achieve its objective.

As the government started the process of finalizing the eight missions under India


The officially appointed Environmental Expert Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. Devendra Pandey, Director, Forest Survey of India to review the studies, planning and implementation of environmental safeguards for Sardar Sarovar and Indira Sagar Projects has submitted its Interim Report to the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF).

On water issues, the performance of the United Progressive Alliance over the last five years and that of the NDA earlier have been quite poor. And yet, there was little possibility of holding them accountable for that track record in the just concluded elections.

The city of Delhi gets a lot of rain every year, more than sufficient for its needs, but it does not use that rainwater. The city gets huge quantity of water from dams and rivers from long distances, equal to one of the highest quantity of water in the nation when compared on per capita basis.

In view of the observation of Carrying Capacity Study of Teesta Basin as ecologically sensitive North Sikkim, Ministry of Environment and Forests have decided that projects above Chungthang area should not be considered for construction of dams and large scale developmental activities.