Bowing to pressure from environmental groups and Opposition parties, the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh has decided to go slow on the controversial 2,000 MW nuclear power plant proposed at Kovvada in Srikakulam district.

Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has made it clear that his government would consider giving its nod for the mega plant only after satisfying itself about the safety o

Emphasising the need for adequate compensation for farmers whose land is acquired for development projects, BJP leaders on Tuesday addressed a gathering on the requirement for coming up with alternative methods to grant benefits to the agriculturists.

Seeking suggestions on alternate methods of compensating farmers, Arun Jaitley Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, said farmers face injustice a

The Maharashtra government, in a bid to pacify locals opposing the proposed 9,900 Mw Jaitapur nuclear power project in Ratnagiri district, has cleared payment of Rs 10 lakh per acre to project affected persons (PAPs).

This is to be paid by the developer, Nuclear Power Corporation (NPC). Earlier, NPC had proposed a compensation of Rs 5 lakh per acre.

Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh isn't bothered how industry looks at him. He's here to enforce green laws.

Industries minister Narayan Rane today said that the decision on providing a compensation package of Rs10 lakh per acre for the Jaitapur nuclear power project will be taken soon.

"The collector's report has already been received and I will talk to the chief minister Prithviraj Chavan next week," Rane said.

He ruled out increase in the amount of compensation.

New Delhi Jairam Ramesh-led ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has tied up with Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to set up a National Centre for Marine Biodiversity in Jamnagar, the first research institute in the public private partnership (PPP) mode.

To dispel fears of villagers opposed to the nuclear power project in Jaitapur, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) will distribute a comic book that will also focus on the benefits they would reap from nuclear energy.

The comic, Ek Tha Budhiya: Kahani Ek Khushal Gaon Ki (The Story of a Prosperous Village), narrates the story of Jagdishpur, a village that had been underdeveloped for y

Lamenting the lack of public debate in India, the former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, A.P.

The Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, and Atomic Energy Commission Chairman, Srikumar Banerjee, on Friday denied suggestions that the design of the nuclear power reactors proposed to be installed at Jaitapur was untested.

In an interactive session at the National Physical Laboratory here, he contended that the reactors were based on an evolutionary design.
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MUMBAI: The central hall at St Xavier's College had a packed audience on Thursday, the first day of the 'people's tribunal on the safety, viability and cost efficiency of nuclear energy'.

Environmental activists, researchers, project-affected persons and retired navy personnel deposed before the tribunal headed by A P Shah, former chief justice of the Delhi high court, and S D Pandit, former ju