Updates on SEZ issues

1. CAG Exposes Landscam in Andhra Pradesh: Government largesse to private enterprises and individuals cost exchequer Rs 1,784 crore. Link: http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/cag-exposes-land-scam-andhra 2. Green tribunal cancels POSCO’s clearance: The South Korean giant will now have to apply for a fresh environmental clearance. Link: http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/green-tribunal-cancels-posco-s-clearance    

Updates on SEZ issues

Link 1. Alumina refinery: Anrak toeing Vedanta line. “They seem to be following the Vedanta way as for its Lanjigarh project. Vedanta has no permission to mine in Niyamgiri hills. Moreover, even if Anrak launches refining, we can't rule out its closure going by Birla Periclase's seawater magnesia project, which was shutdown when it could not source... Continue Reading →

Updates on Nuclear issues

Link: 1.  Home ministry team raids trust run by Udayakumar Tirunelveli: A three member union home ministry team on Thursday raided a trust office at Nagercoil run by S P Udayakumar, who is leading the anti-Kudankulam nuclear plant stir on charges of receiving foreign funding. Link; 2. Primary coolant pumps of first reactor to undergo another... Continue Reading →

Protest by Kerala Fishermen

Fishermen to form human chain along coastal belt  KOCHI: Demanding safety for life and employment, fishermen across the state will form a human chain on April 28 along the coastal belt of the state. The agitation is being organised by the organisations in the fisheries sector, voluntary organisations, NGOs and boat owners. The Latin Catholic... Continue Reading →

Public Statement on Supreme Court order on Inter Linking of Rivers

Public Statement on Supreme Court order on Inter Linking of Rivers PLEASE PUT THE ORDER ON HOLD AND RECONSIDER  A number of citizens have made a public statement, expressing serious concern about the Supreme Court’s Order of Feb 27, 2012 on the Interlinking of Rivers Project. The statement endorsed by more than 60 persons has... Continue Reading →

The (very unpopular) Nigerian finance minister who wants to be President of the World Bank

The (very unpopular) Nigerian finance minister who wants to be President of the World Bank Courtesy: http://africasacountry.com/2012/03/27/the-nigerian-who-would-be-president-of-the-world-bank/ MARCH 27, 2012 BY ELLIOT ROSS 1 COMMENT Yesterday the African Union added their backing to Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s run at becoming World Bank President. She announced her candidacy on Friday, just hours before Obama told everyone he’d picked South Korean-born rapper Jim Kim (now backed... Continue Reading →

Koodankulam Protest update: Protesters Demand revoking of cases against villagers

Dear All, Following talks with the DM of the Thirunelveli, PMANE Convener S P Udaykumar and others have decided to end their fast after the district administration agreed to withdraw cases against villagers and also life Section 144. The agitation at Idinthikarai will continue though. (See the detail demand below.) Hearing the news and after... Continue Reading →

NEW-BUILD NUCLEAR POWER: A HIGH-RISK GAMBLE

Courtesy: http://oneworldgroup.org/2012/03/27/new-build-nuclear-a-high-risk-gamble/ NEW-BUILD NUCLEAR POWER: A HIGH-RISK GAMBLE New report says there are five major areas of risk in putting money into new nuclear plants According to a new report from the Energy Fair group (PDF, bit.ly/zGgbHF), anyone considering investing in new nuclear plants faces five major areas of risk: market risk, cost risk, subsidy risk,... Continue Reading →

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