Criticising the Narmada Control Authority’s decision to further raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat when thousands of affected people are yet to be rehabilitated, Narmada Bachao A

Order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court (W.P. No.7941/2011 With W.P. No.4205/2013) in the matter between Medha Patkar Vs Union of India regarding providing relief to farmers whose crops have been destroyed due to delay in development of command area of the Omkareshwar project. The Court has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forest to depute a team for inspection and survey of the site in the first week of July, 2014, before the Monsoon progresses further.

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Gujarat exalted over NCA decision; activists worried

Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh high court on Tuesday directed the state government to constitute a high-level committee under chief secretary to discuss and resolve issues pertaining to Indira Saga

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said EC granted to its project raises substantial questions relating to environment

The National Green Tribunal today dismissed the appeal of Adani-Pench Power Ltd for review of its verdict rejecting the company's contention that a challenge to the environment clearance granted to its thermal power project in Madhya Pradesh was time barred.

Medha Patkar says it has no arrangement for “alternative livelihood”

The process of rehabilitation of those who have lost their land and livelihood in land acquisition in the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013 is “severely flawed” as it has no arrangement for “alternative livelihood” and is only limited to monetary compensation, said social activist Medha Patkar here on Monday.

Industry says legislation will increase cost and timeframe for setting up new enterprises

The Lok Sabha on Thursday adopted with an overwhelming majority a more consultative process of acquiring land — but also more rigorous and time-consuming — to replace an antediluvian law dating back to 1894. The Bill was passed with 216 votes in favour and 19 against it.

Warning comes after the approval by a sub group of the Narmada Control authority to a proposal to raise height of the dam from 122 meters to 138.68 meters

Medha Patkar has warned of a situation similar to Uttarakhand in the Narmada Valley in Madhya Pradesh if the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam is increased.

Social activist Medha Patkar met residents affected by the Chennai airport expansion project in Manapakkam here on Wednesday.

Medha Patkar is fasting for the rights of the poor whose homes in Mumbai’s Golibar are being razed. People’s lives are at stake. Is anyone paying attention, asks Sunaina Kumar.

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