Concern over the survival of Olive Ridleys persist WHEN the Olive Ridley turtles did not turn up on the islands off Gahirmatha beach in Orissa last year for mass nesting, the Dhamra port under construction less than 15 km away, was blamed. The turtles were back in droves this March and jostled to find suitable nesting ground. Preliminary estimates of the forest department said

The Golden Peacock Awards Jury conferred the award to Tata Steel at the 4th Global Conference on Social Responsibility in Vilamoura, Portugal

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The Dhamra Port project in Orissa has attracted considerable attention due to its proximity to vulnerable Olive Ridley turtle nesting grounds. The question is - can large infrastructure projects like this be environmentally sustainable? In a breakthrough workshop held by IUCN, developers and environmentalists have joined together to tackle this complex and controversial issue.

Lakshman Oraon and his wife Sarla are no ordinary farmers. On less than an acre of land, they grow paddy, tomatoes, potatoes and onions. Their crop of paddy has just been harvested and you can see the dry remnants sticking out of the soil. But they are getting ready for a second major crop. It could be wheat with mustard and pulses in the margins.

On 2 January 2006, the police in Kalinganagar, Orissa opened fire against a group of tribal people protesting against Tatas constructing a steel plant on their lands and not paying them adequate compensation. This tragedy killing 12 persons on the spot shocked the whole nation.

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The site of the proposed Dhamra port project is located on the eastern Indian coast of Orissa, north of the River Dhamra and is about 13 km away from the Nasi group of islands, the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary and the Bhitarkanika National Park. How diligent are the

Here the author presents his experience and observations of the debate over the construction of the port at Dhamra, and IUCN

The Dhamra Port Company Limited (DPCL) in Orissa, India, has requested the advice of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to mitigate the impact of the port's development on the Olive Ridley Turtles. In fulfilling that role, IUCN has been receiving enquiries and questions about its overall involvement in the project. This brief clarifies the nature and extent of IUCN's role.

Mumbai, August 26 NGO says Tata's project to develop Dhamra port on Orrisa coast will affect breeding of Olive Ridley turtles
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday allowed environment NGO Greenpeace to hold silent and peaceful demonstration near the venue of Tata Steel's Annual General Meeting in the city on August 28.

Justice V M Kanade, however, restrained the NGO from assembling at residences of the company's directors or at Bombay House, headquarters of Tata Group.