NMDC, whose presence in Bailadila predates the Naxal problem, now pours money into security and faces issues of despatching the ore

India’s finest iron ore deposits rise abruptly from the forest floor — 32 km of undulating massiveness, four km wide and over 1,260 metres above sea level at its highest point. From the densely wooded plains of Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, its swelling shape resembles an ox’s hump, prompting the tribes who have lived under its shadow for centuries to name it ‘Bailadila’.

The Government's own data shows that its flagship scheme of providing work for at least 100 days in a year for each rural household under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

I received a press handout issued by southern Bastar division of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) on 24 April in the evening. The news about district collector Alex Paul Menon being “kidnapped” had already become an issue of deep concern. The Maoist press release concludes with a set of issues that must be attended to immediately. (Letters)

Chhattisgarh: The Centre approves the diversion of forest land for the Tatas' proposed steel plant in Bastar.

The name may have stuck, but it’s the Chhattisgarh part of the densely forested Naxal hotbed that is really ‘Abujhmaad’.

Country's top iron ore producer NMDC plans to invest Rs 3,513 crore on its upcoming 3 million tonne per annum capacity steel plant at Nagarnar in Chhattisgarh.

According to the Budget documents, the state-owned firm has kept a capital expenditure target of Rs 4,655 crore in the next fiscal and over 75% of the amount (Rs 3,513 crore) will be spend on the Chhattisgarh plant, which would mark NMDC's entry into steel manufacturing.

The UPA government has decided to allow cash payment of wages to workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in a desperate bid to increase demand for jobs that had gon

Bastar Adivasis Get A Pittance; Reds, Officials Make Money In Tandem
Raipur: In inky blue darkness, Bargu and Sunita stir their children out of slumber and drag them to the forest.

Due to frequent newspaper reports about violence in Bastar region due to conflicts between leftist extremists and state agencies, there was a palpable fear in the air. Some of the older shodhyatris were deterred by the incidents which happened only a few days before the commencement of the yatra.

Providing a much-needed fillip to Tata Steel, a high-powered committee of the environment and forests ministry has recommended granting environmental clearance to the company