BANKURA: Power generation at the Mejia Thermal Power Station (MTPS) may be hampered following disruption in ash evacuation by the villagers who have stopped transportation of ash from the ash ponds since yesterday alleging environmental pollution. Villagers have demanded immediate rehabilitation before evacuation of ash.

DURGAPUR, Sept. 15: The Trinamul Congress today launched an indefinite blockade at the Damodar Valley Corporation

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GALSI (Burdwan), July 24: Indiscriminate felling of trees along the Damodar riverbank has caused extensive erosion in certain villages in Galsi block in Burdwan in the last week. More than a thousand bighas of cultivable land have been washed away and hundreds of houses along the riverbank are under severe threat of being wiped out.
However, the divisional forest authority has made it clear that no permission for tree felling was granted to any individual or a group in the area.

Ranchi, July 21: The progress in the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana in the state has been miserable and the implementing agencies

The Union Minister of State for Power, Mr Jairam Ramesh, on Friday said that the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is planning to tap the capital market either through a special purpose vehicle (SPV) or a wholly owned subsidiary. Addressing a press conference here, Mr Jairam Ramesh said that the statutory organisation, which itself is not eligible to reap the benefits of the capital market, has appointed KPMG to recommend the measures to restructure the organisation. "The restructuring is expected in end-2008,' the Minister added.

Surface and groundwater pollution in the mining and industrial area is a growing concern. Jharia Coalfield is one of the biggest coalfield and highly industrialized area in India. A study was undertaken in some of the coal mining and industrial areas in this coalfield to assess the quality of surface and groundwater.

Next phase of India s clean coal initiative in the pipeline

How has the river that flows through one of the most industrialised regions in India fared since it was first written about in 1993? Down to Earth revisits the coal dust and slurry-ridden Damodar basin to see if anything has changed - for better or worse

THE GERMAN minister for environment, nature protection and reactor safety, Klaus Topfer, is among those who blame the West for a major role in polluting the earth. Or, so he was at pains to establish