With the work on six-laning of the 291-km stretch between Jalandhar and Panipat on the National Highway-1 hanging fire even as the project started a decade back, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has served a notice on the company
After Tamil Nadu shut a copper smelter run by Vedanta Resources following deadly protests, the company faces another challenge 1,000 miles away, where axe-toting tribesmen and environmentalists have joined forces to demand the closure of an alumina refinery.
The true cost of hydro power… is not money but time,” writes editor and author Prem Shankar Jha in his latest book, Dawn of the Solar Age. Environmentalists and human rights activists protest hydro projects across the country, and as Jha points out, wind, solar PV, and solar thermal power today provide viable alternatives.
Piyush Goyal is the Union Minister for Railways and Coal, holding the additional charge of Finance and Corporate Affairs. He is widely viewed as one of the most important policy minds in the government.
Protests against Vedanta’s Sesa Sterlite Copper Smelter Plant’s expansion plans and persistent pollution of air and water sources must be examined against another impending blow to environmental governance on a nationwide scale.
Pakistan and Russia have finalised a memorandum of understanding for conducting a feasibility study for a planned undersea gas pipeline project, which could eventually involve Iran and India as well.
With the paddy season round the corner when the demand for electricity soars, a power crisis is looming in Punjab as the Rajpura thermal plant is likely to suspend operations of its 700 megawatt unit due to coal shortage after having shut the other unit of same capacity.
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami on Monday informed the state assembly that the state had decided to permanently close down the Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi.
The Madurai branch of Madras high court on Friday asked the Tamil Nadu government to explain the circumstances that forced the police to open fire on May 22, resulting in the death of 13 people during a protest in Thoothukudi, against Sterlite Industries.
The world’s largest economies stood on the brink of all-out trade war as the EU, Canada and Mexico drew up retaliatory measures to Washington’s stinging steel and aluminium tariffs that came into effect on Friday.