In the scorching summer of drought-hit Marathwada, it’s a fight just for two buckets of water. At the Khuntefal village in Maharashtra’s Beed district, about 2000 people rely solely on water tankers that come once in four days. The water they receive is dirty and frothy, but they have no other choice.
If the apex court decides in favour of the Odisha Mining Corporation, it will set a bad precedent, and may intensify state and corporate efforts to acquire tribal land for mining and other purposes.
Despite dense forests, protected parks & villagers’ refusals, project could get nod today
Piling up non-performing assets serve as a lesson for banks to do social and environmental impact assessments of projects more rigorously
Source: Banks at a loss
Peeved over the Odisha government’s fresh bid to go for bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hills despite rejection by the Gram Sabhas, the Niyamgiri Suraksha Sangram Samiti has threatened to launch a big st
Move comes despite RSS affiliated organisation opposing such regulations
Pleads to Supreme Court for fresh orders
If NREGA is to have a strong impact, it must be extended to more needy villages on a larger scale, and prompt payment of wages must be ensured to help alleviate some of the issues faced by residents.
Konatam Venkateswara Rao, a farmer from Maddulaparava in Reddigudem mandal of Krishna district, could not cultivate any crop in his three-acre farmland last year as he did not have water to irrigate t
India’s second-largest agricultural economy is facing a farm crisis.