BILASPUR: Residents of many villages in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, besides UP, have been protesting against Kanhar dam being built in Amwar village of Dudhi tehsil of Sonbhadra district of UP.

On paper, any district would be envious of Sonbhadra, the district which has footprints of all of the world's five economic powerhouses.

LUCKNOW: At a primary school in Saraidand village of Sonbhadra district, dozens of students rush to queue up before a tap to quench their thirst from pure RO water. This is a new phenomenon.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Om Dutt Singh & Ors. Vs. State of U.P. & Ors. dated 12/03/2015 regarding Kanhar Dam in Uttar Pradesh.

The counsel appearing for MoEF submits that the original letter of 1980 granting Forest Clearance to the Project Proponent is not available in the records of the MoEF. Similar stand is taken by the Project Proponent. However, both of them submit that the preceding and subsequent transactions establish that clearance was granted.

It seems that protection of environment and forests is no more the agenda of MOEFCC. The same path is being followed by the State government of U.P. which in spite of saving its natural resources, is deeply responsible for violation of Article 48 A of the Indian constitution which casts a duty on the State Government to protect and improve environment and safeguard forests and wildlife of the country.

The National Green Tribunal has sought a report from the union environment ministry in the case of the controversial Kanhar dam in Uttar Pradesh within one week, failing which a Rs 25,000 fine woul

Illegal mining in Sonebhadra district has been done in the knowledge of Mining Minister Gyatri Prajapati and well strong syndicate comprising of public representatives, media persons, transporters

The National Green Tribunal will take up the final hearing in the case of the controversial Kanhar dam in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday.

The Allahabad High Court has asked the District Magistrate and Chief Medical Officer of Sonbhadra to form a committee to look into the issue of arsenic contamination of drinking water in several vi