Ahmedabad: Despite opposition from senior forest officials, the state revenue department has de-reserved a patch of a mangrove forest and is ready to hand over the land to salt makers.

Hindustan Salts Ltd (HSL), a state-owned firm manufacturing common salt, is looking to partner Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), the country's largest power equipment firm, to install what is be

This article is based on a visit to Mundra taluka of Kutch district, Gujarat in January 2011 to understand first hand the plunder of common property resources. It focuses on the Mundra Port and special economic zone developed by the Adani Group and a thermal power plant of OPG Power and their impact on different sections of the local community.

In an article that forms part of the PLoS Medicine series on Big Food, Andrew Cheyne and colleagues compare soda companies' corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaigns - which are designed to bolster the image and popularity of their products and to prevent regulation - with the tobacco industry's CSR campaigning.

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The High Court yesterday issued a rule upon the Government to explain by three weeks as to why it should not be directed to remove a salt industry from the Buriganga river at Lalbagh area in the capital.

A bench of the High Court (HC) Division of the Supreme Court comprising Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Md Delwar Hossain passed the order upon a public interest litigation (PIL) w

CSMCRI To Equip Salt Workers With Technology To Improve Quality, Yield
Vijaysinh Parmar | TNN

Bhavnagar: Small and marginal saltpan workers in Rajula taluka of Amreli district, often known to be debt-ridden and poverty stricken, will now be armed with science and technology to help them earn more and break away these vicious debt traps.

The ongoing wanton destruction of the mangroves in the Puttalam lagoon has resulted in immense environmental damage to the lagoon and the surrounding area. Environmentalists and the residents of the area expressed concern for haphazard clearing of the mngroves by a group of racketeers receiving political patronage.

They Work In Harsh Conditions Without healthcare facilities
Aruna Raghuram | TNN

Ahmedabad: They may be the salt of the earth, but in Kutch they live in deplorable conditions. For one, good health seems unattainable for women salt workers, or agariyas.

Shyam Ranganathan

The Rann is the most remarkable and unique feature of the Kachchh region. 'City of Flamingoes' - the only known breeding grounds of the Flamingo in India had been first reported and discovered in the 1886 by Maharao Khengarji, but it was Dr Salim Ali's work that forms the first major account of this amazing phenomenon.

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