Bio farming has altered the direction and way of 2,000-year-old traditional agricultural practices of farmers residing in villages such as Bhusaras, Hiranaar and Surnaar of Dantewada district of Ba

The 400-year-old picturesque Dalpat Sagar Wetlands, Jagdalpur, are facing an extreme threat of water pollution, which has already impacted the aqua life, leading to death of hundreds of fishes.

Maan Sai Darro and Narayan Markan — chiefs of 84 villages each in Bastar in Chhattisgarh — on Saturday travelled to the Capital to plead with the Centre to reinstate the Justice M.B.

Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh has hit out at state-run miner NMDC for allegedly “ignoring” the needs of the tribals in the state’s naxal-hit Bastar district by denying them promised emplo

Beneficial insects are one of the important economic components of forest ecosystem. Their exploitation had been historically linked with tribal economy especially in the Bastar Plateau and Northern Hills Sarguja Region, in which the whole of Chhattisgarh forms a part. Therefore, exploiting insects producing lac, silk and honey are important in terms reality and/or potentiality of their products. Besides, culturing of these insects is attractive in terms economic returns as well as suitable for the land and culture of people of region.

Munat informed the House that the plant would be requiring 6000 cubic meter of water per day during the construction stage and 147120 cubic meter per day for operating the plant. The minister said pipe lines would be laid from Indrawati and Sabri rivers to the plant site for ensuring water supply

The National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) would get water for its Nagarnar steel plant from Indrawati and Sabri rivers. The Minister for Industry in Chhattisgarh, Rajesh Munat informed in the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly (CLA) on Wednesday that the state government would meet NMDC plant’s water requirement from Indrawati and Sabri rivers flowing in Bastar region where the mining major is setting up a steel plant.

Is the deliberate targeting of the support base of the Maoists good counter-insurgency policy? (Editorial)

The paper presents studies regarding the pollution of the groundwater in Jagadalpur. The water quality parameters viz pH, electrical conductivity(EC),Turbidity, Total dissolved salt (TDS), Sodium(Na), potassium(K), calcium(Ca), chloride(Cl), sulphate(SO4 -2), Carbonate(CO3), Bicarbonate (HCO3),fluoride (F- ),Total hardness(TH),dissolved oxygen(DO), iron(Fe) were analysed. The result shows that the ground water from some sampling sites is within permissible limit according WHO.

Tata steel has got another breather as the Chhattisgarh government has renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it had signed for setting up a mega steel plant in Bastar region for the third time.

The steel major is setting up a 5.5 Million Tonne Per Annum (MTPA) Greenfield integrated steel plant in Lohandiguda area of Bastar district. The company has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chhattisgarh Government in on June 6, 2005. The MoU was valid for three years.

Farmers allege compensation not enough

A group of men is sitting under a grove, playing a game of cards at noon. Around them, thousands of acres of land, mostly arable, lie dotted with small hamlets. There are no roads, just dust tracks that wind around low limestone stocks and through dusty fields. This is Lohandiguda, where one of the world’s largest steel companies wants to build a five-million-tonnes-per-annum integrated steel plant. But the proposed Rs 19,500-crore Tata Steel project in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district has made little headway since the steelmaker signed a memorandum of understanding with the state government in June 2005.

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