The currently planned expansion of thermal power generation capacity works out to 1.3 times the existing generation capacity. The geographic distribution of this expansion is highly uneven, showing clustering in certain coal-mining states, and further within districts and regions. By backing independent power producers through comprehensive memoranda of understanding, state governments have forsaken the communities that will bear the environmental, health and livelihood impact of these thermal clusters.

The Greenpeace fact finding report states that Singrauli is the ninth highest in the Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) amongst 88 highly polluted industrial blocks in the country.

The environment ministry has told a Group of Ministers (GoM) that the coal ministry’s argument of a possible production shortfall of 39 million tonne is untenable as it has lifted the moratorium fr

This new report released by retired Justice Suresh Hosbet documents the impacts of unbridled coal mining and thermal power plants on the environment and the people of Singrauli promoted as the power capital of the country.

A new environment minister and a sympathetic ministry helping company get clearances for projects stuck in the pipeline

Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has refused to issue forest clearance to the Mahan coal block in the Singrauli field of Madhya Pradesh, meant for the use of Essar and Hindalco power plants. However, this is not the final rejection. Instead, Mr. Ramesh has merely washed his hands of on the issue and passed the buck to a Group of Ministers to take a final decision.

Singrauli will have 3000 MW capacity thermal power project based on super critical technique. This would be the first of its kind in the country.

Seeking to end the intense bitterness, environment minister Jairam Ramesh today walked into coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal

Electricity production has been given top priority in industrial investment in Madhya Pradesh with an objective to develop the State as power state by the year 2013 so that power could be available sufficiently for farming, industries and domestic use. It would help to get rid of power cuts for ever.

Industry Minister Kailash Vijayavargiya said that the maximum MoUs signed in the Khajuraho Summit held in October this year was in mining sector. He said that 53 projects in mining sector will be set up in 16 districts of Madhya Pradesh. For this 42 industrial groups of the country and abroad has signed 49 MoUs with the state government.