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

The Damodar is the most polluted river in the country today, thanks to the several industries that have sprouted on its mineral-rich banks. Experts say the only way to save the Damodar valley is for these highly polluting industries to make massive invest

A group of scientists and technical experts is working overnight on the country

A target has been set in Madhya Pradesh to supply 24-hour power to the rural areas by the year 2013. The state government has signed MoUs with 28 private companies for generation of 40 thousand megawatt power with a view to meeting this target.

The Koderma Thermal Power Project (KTPP), which was supposed to contribute to the power supply for the Common Wealth Games has failed to take off on account of land acquisition problems. Set up to supply 500 MW of power to Delhi, the projects