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.

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’.

Global audit major KPMG has selected Dantewada Education City as one of the 100 urban infrastructure projects in the world.

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has pointed to “operational” shortcomings in the government’s efforts to tackle the decades-old Maoist insurgency through developmental work and urged great

Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh has called for fast tracking construction of rural roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Naxalite-affected districts.

BHUBANESWAR: The Centre is reported to have taken a stand that the Andhra Pradesh Government cannot go ahead with the Polavaram dam without consent from Orissa and Chhattisgarh governments.

Centre had recently granted environment and forest clearances to the Polavaram project despite strong protest from the State Government.

The clearances had, however, come with conditions.

Hyderabad Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday warned Uttrakhand of central intervention if the state government fails to take action against illegal sand mining in the state.

Ramesh slammed the Uttarakhand government for its inaction against the illegal sand mining in the state and said that sending show-cause or closure notices to the state would be Centre


Raipur: While food commissioner to the Supreme Court Harsh Mander found no evidence of starvation deaths in the gutted Dantewada village he visited on Wednesday, he said the tribals there are living in conditions of great destitution, akin to starvation.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed its two Commissioners N.C.