Residents from 11 villages gathered at Amilia village today to issue a declaration that they would not allow their forests to be converted into coal mines and demanded that they be given rights und

The Centre has decided to order an inquiry into the diversion of tribal forest land for coal mining in Mahan region of Madhya Pradesh where mass forgery of villagers’ signatures to attain approvals

Wary of spilling of fly ash from thermal power plants to nearby water bodies and farm lands, the Orissa State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has asked all thermal power plants to follow at least f

The Supreme Court has admitted the Narendra Modi government’s plea seeking to levy a green cess on every unit of conventional electricity generated in the state in a bid to generate funds to promot

India's top copper smelter faces another hurdle in reopening from a two-month shutdown after a local authority lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court seeking to keep it closed, a lawyer told Reute

The company's order for forest clearance to transport around 1.6 lakh tonnes of bauxite mined from Kolhapur district

The National Green Tribunal has dismissed Hindalco's plea challenging the Maharashtra government's refusal to grant it three more months, after expiry of its forest clearance, to transport around 1.6 lakh tonnes of bauxite mined from Kolhapur district. A bench headed by Justice V R Kingaonkar also declined to direct the state government to forward the company's proposal, for more time, to the Centre for grant of approval.

UltraTech Cement company on Friday said that it has temporarily shut down its Awarpur cement plant in Maharashtra, due to workers’ unrest, which has 3.6-million tonne production capacity.

Villagers from Mali Parbat are willing to compensate state for its loss in royalty from bauxite mines

Villagers protesting against Hindalco’s plan to mine bauxite at Mali Parbat in the Koraput district in Odisha have come up with a unique proposal that offers to compensate the state for its loss in revenue from royalty. Forty one villages from the district, two thirds of whose largely tribal population live below poverty line, have proposed to soon pass panchayat resolutions promising to pay . 35 crore, or what they estimate will be the royalty Hindalco is likely to pay the state over 15 years of the project’s life. Hindalco estimates that its industrial activity in the backward region will earn the state three to four times as much.

Sharing the concerns of the Dongria Kondh tribe of Niyamgiri in Kalahandi district whose protests had put a halt to Vedanta’s bauxite mining plan two years ago, over hundreds of tribals, under the

PPT and Bhushan Steel among offenders, closure direction on Hindalco CPP

The State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) has issued showcause notices on eight industries in 2012-13 for causing pollution and violating the norms of the board. Three other industries- Hindalco Industries' captive power plant at Hirakud (Sambalpur), Singhal Enterprises Pvt Ltd-Hirma (Jharsuguda) and Shyam Metaliks & Energy Ltd-Lapanga (Sambalpur) have been served closure directions.