A major hurdle in the way of setting up of a nuclear power plant at Gorakhpur in Fatehabad is over as the Environment Ministry has finally granted a conditional green clearance to the project.

A nuclear power plant proposed to be set up in Haryana is one step short of getting the green clearance with a high-level panel of the environment ministry giving conditional nod.

The decision to recommend green clearance to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) proposal for setting up a Rs 23,502 crore nuclear power plant in Fatehabad district was taken at a recent meeting of expert appraisal committee on environmental appraisal of nuclear power projects, official sources said.

Letter to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited from Ministry of Environment & Forests regarding environmental clearance of Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojna (Formerly, Haryana Atomic Power Project (4X700 MWe) at Village Gorakhpur, District Fatehabad, Haryana by M/s Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.

The Supreme Court has fixed Rs 770 per square yard as the compensation for the land acquired in Fatehabad district in 2002 for godowns and rice mills at Tohana by the Haryana State Cooperative Supp

Wants conservation reserve for blackbucks on NPCIL colony land

Member of Parliament, environmentalist and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi wants the upcoming nuclear power project at Gorakhpur in Fatehabad to be scrapped. She also wants the 185-odd acres acquired by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) for its residential colony to be declared a conservation reserve for blackbucks inhabiting the area.

Despite being the number one state on several parameters, Haryana lags behind several other states when it comes to the infant mortality rate (IMR) and the maternal mortality rate (MMR).

Out of every 1,000 children born in Haryana, 42 die within a year of their birth while 162 out of 1 lakh mothers die during childbirth.

Animal right activists of the People for Animals and the All-India Jeev Raksha Bishnoi Sabha (AIJRBS) today served an ultimatum on the district administration to initiate action against NPCIL offic

Land for NPCIL colony is blackbuck habitat: Report

In a setback to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) to expedite the setting up of its 4x700MW nuclear power project at Gorakhpur in Fatehabad, the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, has recommended that the 187 acres acquired for developing its residential colony at Badopal should be notifed as “Conservation Reserve” for blackbucks and the NPCIL should look for an alternative site for its colony.

The loan will be used for 21 road and 14 drinking water projects in Haryana

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development has sanctioned a loan of Rs 238.65 crore for 21 road and 14 drinking water projects in Haryana.
Stating this, NABARD (Haryana), Chief General Manager, D V Deshpande, said the loan was approved under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF)scheme.

Health authorities reduce dose of the drug to children falling sick

A day after over 800 schoolchildren were taken ill due to intake of iron and folic acid (IFA) tablets across the state, nearly 100 children fell ill in Sirsa and an equal number of children were taken ill in Fatehabad today.