Hardly a fortnight after the Madhya Pradesh government scuttled the Jal Satyagraha against submergence by dams, it has again come down hard on activists in Sidhi protesting against diversion of for

Government auditor highlights "deficiencies" in permitting diversion of forest land in Madhya Pradesh.

The CAG has pulled up the Environment Ministry for extending “undue favours” to Reliance Power-owned Sasan Power Limited in Madhya Pradesh and highlighted “deficiencies” in permitting diversion of forest land in the State.

Residents from 11 villages gathered at Amilia village today to issue a declaration that they would not allow their forests to be converted into coal mines and demanded that they be given rights und

Reliance Power today said the first 660 MW unit of its Sasan ultra mega power project, in Madhya Pradesh, has been commissioned.

“The first 660 MW unit at the Sasan Ultra Mega Power Plant has been successfully synchronised on March 9, 2013,” a company statement said.
The first unit would start commercial operations or selling of electricity from the plant in the next fortnight. This is Reliance Power's first UMPP with an estimated investment of over Rs 20,000 crore. The project was awarded to the company in 2007.

Will draw power from the grid to provide start-up power for the first 660 MW unit

Reliance Power today said its 4,000 MW Sasan ultra mega power project in Madhya Pradesh has been connected to the national grid. "The 400 Kv switchyard at the Sasan Ultra Mega Power Plant has been commissioned and with this the Sasan UMPP is now connected to the national grid," Anil Ambani-promoted Reliance Power said in a statement.

RPower awarded three captive coal mines for its 4,000-Mw Sasan UMPP -Moher, Moher Amlohri extension and Chhatrasal

Reliance Power Ltd on Monday announced it had commenced coal production at two of its Sasan power project’s captive coal mines—Moher and Moher Amlohri extension. The company did not divulge any details on the amount of initial coal production. The announcement comes on the same day when the government decided to ask the companies holding 58 blocks to present their case before an inter-ministerial group later this week.

Union Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh will be touring 12 backward districts in Madhya Pradesh over the next four months to review the working of the flagship schemes of the Central government.

Speaking at a State-level party program here, Mr. Ramesh assured leader of Opposition in the State Assembly Ajay Singh that he would personally tour districts such as Jhabua and Sidhi among others to review the working of the flagship schemes.

An administrative sanction can be accorded for diverting maximum two hectare forest lands for non-forestry works in seven more districts apart from Left Wing Extremism affected Balaghat district selected by Planning Commission.

Besides Balaghat district, the Planning Commission has empowered the State Government to sanction diversion of forest lands maximum two hectare forest lands for the deve

An Integrated Project for Land and Eco System Management to Combat Forest Degradation and Deforestation in Madhya Pradesh is being implemented in Madhya Pradesh for checking land and forest degradation. The five-year project will be implemented in Betul, Chhindwara, Umaria and Sidhi districts.

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a human rights organization with a General Consultative status with the United Nations

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