Indore: In a rare discovery, palaeontologists have stumbled upon a nine crore-year-old rare coral fossil similar to that of brain coral in Bagh beds of Narmada valley region.

Seek extension of deadline for Omkareshwar evacuation

Around a thousand Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) activists staged a protest in front of the Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA) here on Monday, against the delay in rehabilitation of evictees of five dams.

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.

While a ministerial committee began hearing grievances of oustees of the Omkareshwar dam in Madhya Pradesh, Narmada Bachao Andolan activists met President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday.

The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to buy 700 Mw power annually from the proposed Chutka nuclear power project.

The progress of the project took a hit when people from nearby villages refused to accept the land acquisition notices sent to them by the government. The protesters are likely to assemble on August 19 to register their strong objection over the project, which, they say, would adversely affect every village that falls under the scheduled area. The project site, according to reports, falls under an earthquake-prone zone, a condition many say could result in a disaster similar to the Fukushima nuclear reactor incident.

A group of researchers in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh has claimed to have found traces of a paleo-river.

A paleo-channel or paleo-river is an inactive river or water stream buried under sediment. Due to geological activities, the nearly 65 million year-old river might have got covered under basaltic lava, said Vishal Verma of the Mangal Panchayatam Parishad. The Parishad is engaged in exploration of the Narmada Valley.

In a illegitimate reversal of the decision dated 6th May 2011 of Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), prohibiting any closure of the gates of the Maheshwar dam or submergence until com

Actual irrigation has been done in 87,000 hectare area from Narmada Valley projects till December 2011 during the current fiscal.

Madhya Pradesh Government on Wednesday extended the tenure of the Union Carbide Toxic Gas Leak Probe Commission by an year, sources said.

A first of its kind scientific initiative in the country is going to be made in Madhya Pradesh for ensuring health security of Narmada River.