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Power play at a Thermal Power Plant in Mirzapur

By Debadityo Sinha, Vindhya Bachao. Another 1320 MW thermal power plant is coming up in Mirzapur, in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. The Indian company Welspun’s investment of approx. …

Environmental (in)justice and the role of European companies

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations dedicated to safe, clean and just ship recycling, organised a debate on “Environmental (in)justice and …

The war against environmentalism

By Joan Martinez Alier. The Hindutva nationalist right-wing prime minister Modi in India is rallying against Environmental Justice Organisations (EJOs) financed by foreign money. High on his list are EJOs from …

Supreme Court of India slams the building of megadams

By Nick Meynen and Daniela del Bene. When we wrote “Himalayan dams: goddamned!” last year and reported about the Uttarakhand floods, India’s worst ‘natural’ disaster since the 2004 tsunami (900 deaths, …

Socio-environmental valuation and liabilities. What strategies for environmental justice organisations?

Ejolt report 13: Socio-environmental valuation and liabilities. What strategies for environmental justice organisations? The report can be downloaded here. Abstract This EJOLT report focuses on two central issues: the use of evaluation methods and the …

Medha Patkar and India’s environmental justice party

By Joan Martinez-Alier. Since the 1980s, Medha Patkar has been one of the top environmental activists from India, engaging initially with the Narmada Bachao Andolan against dams (movement to save the …

New Indian Party fights for social and environmental justice … and wins

By Daniela Del Bene A new force is shaking things up in Indian politics. In December, the new Aam Aadmi Party (the ”Common Man Party”) contested the Delhi legislative assembly election …

Is India changing its development paradigm?

“India cannot go through constructing another Sardar Sarovar Dam,” Indian Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said last week while discussing the Land Acquisition Bill with reporters in Delhi. Ramesh …

Jal Satyagraha in the Narmada Valley

By Daniela Del Bene. Satyagraha is the struggle for the Truth, a Gandhian way of fighting injustice with the power of the Truth. Jal means water and the two words indicate …

Himalayan dams: goddamned!

By Nick Meynen and Daniela Del Bene. UPDATE: Wednesday 14 August When top environmental journalist Fred Pearce wrote “Water, the defining crisis of the 21st century” in 2007, water conflict cases in …

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