In the entire mineral rich region of Orissa, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, where even non-Naxal areas (Posco, Kathikund, Kalinganagar, Narayanpatna, Potka) are seeing brutal police repression, mining seems to be the motivating factor for a ground clearing of the adivasis – if necessary by war, as in Dantewada.

KOLKATA: The gap between male and female child mortality rates has reduced considerably in Bengal, propelling the state to the list of the best five Indian states in terms of this key developmental

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Nitin Singhvi Vs The Commissioner, Nagar Palika Nigam, Raipur & Others dated 19th January, 2018 regarding solid waste management in the city of Raipur, Chhattisgarh. It has been observed that the solid waste management rules have not been complied with by the Municipal Corporation Raipur.

According to data provided by the 12 state governments to the Centre, only Rs 2,260 crore of the DMF amount was spent till the end of 2017.

RAIPUR: Faced with massive tribal protests, Chhattisgarh government was forced to relent and the cabinet Thursday decided to initiate the process for withdrawal of its controversial amendment to La

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Pradeep Kumar Sinha dated 05/01/2018 regarding illegal mining of sand at the bank of river Narangi, Kondagaon, Chhattisgarh. Fact of illegal mining is not disputed. The Court said the equipment used for sand mining in the present case is a JCB which when used h as a capacity to do environmental deg radation to the highest extent.

New Delhi: Almost a third of the distressed power plants unable to repay loans worth crores are in Chhattisgarh, according to data from the Ministry of Power.

To chalk out the future course of action in view of the disputes regarding the use of Mahanadi river water, a well-rounded strategy that includes both the people and policymakers is needed. The strategy must allow for dialogue by rebuilding trust and should look at arbitration and negotiation as methods of conflict resolution.

In low-middle income countries and other areas of poverty, menstrual hygiene management (MHM) can be problematic for women and girls. Issues include lack of knowledge about menstruation and MHM, and stigma around menstruation, also access to affordable and absorbent materials; privacy to change; adequate washing, cleaning and drying facilities; as well as appropriate and accessible disposal facilities. In order to effect change and tackle these issues, particularly in patriarchal societies, males may need to become advocates for MHM alongside women.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Prasoon Kumar Vs Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board & Others dated 28/11/2017 regarding the closure directions issued by the closure directions issued by Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board against the chemical industry of Prasoon Kumar under Section 33 (A) of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.

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