Monday, June 7, 2010

Bhopal Gas Tragedy and Corporate Silence on today's verdict by the Supreme Court And Raman, Jairam in mining war...........

RAIPUR: A tussle between the Chhattisgarh government and the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) over an elephant reserve has reached the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). And the dispute is emblematic of the way the richly forested state is hurtling to get the developed tag by shaving off its pristine tree cover.

Since 2004, the Chhattisgarh government has signed 102 memorandum of understandings (MOUs) with industrial houses for production of steel, sponge iron, power, cement and aluminium. The government claims to have brought Rs 1,65,000- crore investment to the state.

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