TRAGEDY: People gather at the accident site in Korba, some 200 km from Raipur, Chhattisgarh, on Wednesday.

KORBA (CHHATTISGARH): At least 20 labourers were killed and nearly 70 are feared trapped under debris after a chimney at an under-construction thermal power plant of the Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO) caved in here on Wednesday.

At least 25 people were crushed to death when an under-construction chimney at a new power plant being constructed at Bharat Aluminium Company (Balco) in Korba, 230 km from here, collapsed on Wednesday afternoon. Another 40 people are feared trapped in the debris.

Three persons died of dengue while six others have contracted the disease in Chhattisgarh

This study is an analysis of the social impacts and community engagement process for an IFC-supported project in Chhattisgarh, India. It also provides an assessment of the application of IFC Performance Standard 7 (Indigenous Peoples) and related IFC standards and requirements

Resettlement row over Sipat project continues

If it wasn't for frenetic industrial activity underway in the backwaters of Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh's dreams would sound utopian. But the clanging of metal and bright sparks coming out from a welder's torch at the third unit of the 1,620-mw Lanco Amarkantak power plant under construction just off the Korba-Champa highway are a clear pointer to changing times.

The 88 industrial clusters identified by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) will be re-verified for the amount of pollution they generate, on the basis of which they will be re-rated.

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NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Thursday recommended a moratorium on new units at 43 highly polluted industrial areas in the country.

Mumbai: The beleaguered Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC), which has seen its scrip fall sharply in September, is facing the dark shadow of Lehman Brothers over its power project in Chattisgarh. GMDC has a joint venture with KSK Energy to set up a 1800 MW coal-based power project at Korba. Almost 30% of equity in the Hyderabadbased KSK is held by the fallen US financial giant.

Residents of around 25 villages recently stopped the public hearing for a proposed methane extraction project. The 500-odd people from Gharghonda tehsil in Raigarh, armed with the Centre for