Mangrove nurseries protect coasts and livelihoods
Mangrove plantations in coastal Odisha are not just protecting people from storms and cyclones, but also opening up new livelihood possibilities. makarandpurohit posted 5 years 8 months ago

Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur are among the most vulnerable districts affected by cyclones and climate change in coastal Odisha. In the last few decades, the coasts of Odisha have witnessed three major devastating storms.

Mangrove Nursery at Naupal ( Source: Regional Centre For Development Cooperation)
Rice-fish culture transforms the lives of cyclone-hit farmers in Odisha
Rice-fish systems allow for the production of fish and other aquatic animals as well as rice from the same rice field area, and generally without causing reductions in rice yields. makarandpurohit posted 6 years ago

Coastal regions of Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts of Odisha have been hit by cyclonic storms for more than two decades.

Integrated Rice Fish Culture Unit Rajnagar (Source: RCDC, Odisha)
India ranked 12th in mismanaging plastic waste
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 11 months ago

8 million tonnes of plastic waste dumped into world's oceans in 2010: Study

Two oceans meeting at Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu
UP Pollution Control Board issues notice to 956 units for polluting Ganga
Policy matters this week: NGT seeks to examine 956 units for causing pollution in Ganga; POSCO allowed to draw water from Mahanadi and Hansua rivers; SC favours TN in Mullaperiyar dam case. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 8 months ago

956 units in UP gets notice for polluting Ganga

Ganga river in Varanasi, UP (Source: Wikipedia)
Channel Mandakini to its original course: GSI
News this week: GSI recommends channeling Mandakini river to its original course; Sohra experiences one of the driest year; HC orders close down of 12 units in Mundra SEZ, Gujarat. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 11 months ago

GSI report suggests channeling Mandakini river

Uttarakhand floods (Source: The Hindu)
Big steel firms illegally mined Rs. 45,000 Cr worth
News this week: Commission finds that big corporates mined Rs. 45000 Cr worth iron ore, Delhi residents protest waste incinerator and POSCO's clearance to be revalidated. ravleen posted 8 years ago

Corporates like Tata Steel, Essel Mining violate green laws in Odisha

Illegal Ironore mining in Odisha (Indialatest.org)
Bihar villagers against asbestos plant
News this week: Bihar villagers oppose asbestos plant, J&K government restricts civilian movement near Kishanganga dam site and dams for Mumbai result in tribal displacement. ravleen posted 8 years ago

10,000 Bihar villagers file petition against asbestos plant

Asbestos inflammation (Source: Adam Cohn, Flickr)
World's biggest solar power plant to come up in Rajasthan
Policy matters this week: At 4000 MW, Rajasthan will soon have the world's biggest solar power plant, NGT slaps a fine on the Environment Ministry and the UN tells POSCO to halt operations in Odisha. ravleen posted 8 years 3 months ago

Rajasthan to have world's biggest solar plant

Powered by the sun (Source: Wikipedia)
Tearing through the water landscape: Evaluating the environmental and social consequences of POSCO project in Odisha, India - Release of a study by ESG
The article is about the environmental damage and destruction of habitat of the villagers in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha due to the POSCO project. content-team posted 10 years 7 months ago

Article courtesy: Environment Support Group

On 2nd May 2011, Indian Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh finally approved the diversion of over 3,000 acres of forest land, of the 4,000 acres demanded, for a steel-power-port complex of the POSCO India project.

Earlier, on 31 January 2011, Ramesh had approved the environmental and coastal regulation zone clearances that the project had secured in 2007, even though all these clearances were obtained by fraud, and thus illegal, as proved by two independent investigative committees that he appointed last year.

Tearing through the water landscape - Evaluating the environmental and social consequences of POSCO project in Odisha - A report by ESG
This report enquires into the circumstances and the basis for the approval of the mega POSCO project in Odisha. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 10 years 7 months ago

Based on evidence from this inquiry, the study presents a critical analysis of the environmental and social impact information of POSCO's steel-power-port components to expose the fact that regulatory agencies have inadequate information on the short term and long term impacts of the project on the basis of the information that the company supplied to them.  It also provides historical evidence

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