The controversial Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on April 22 amid vehement protests from opposition parties. The BRAI bill is contentious because it proposes to create a new regulatory body which will be a single-window clearance system for genetically modified crops in the country.
In the backdrop of a persistent power crisis and raging coal scam, Greenpeace released its assessment report on Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) titled “Powering Ahead with Renewables: Leaders and Laggards”, which ranks performance of all the states on renewable energy supply and calls for revision of RPO mechanism based on equity principle.
The report, “Fertilizer, Fuel and Food: win-win options for Bihar” captures the findings of research conducted by Greenpeace along with local organizations in five districts of Bihar namely Khagaria, Madhepura, Muzaffarpur, Nalanda and Patna in 2012.
Rejecting Union Agricultural Minister, Sharad Pawar’s stance on genetically modified (GM) crops being the answer to India’s food security, 17 Greenpeace activists unfurled a massive banner with the message, ‘Say no to GM, yes to food Security’ at the Food Corporation of India’s (FCI) godown in Delhi on Feb 20.
An infographic on Genetically Modified food. Genetically Modified crops commercialised for nearly 20 years. Industry data indicates a rejection by majority of the countries to adopt this controversial technology. Ninety one percent of global GM production is in USA, Brazil, Argentina, India and Canada.
This report exposes the environmental damage and human rights violations against tribal and other forest dwellers in the forests of Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh, that are under threat from the Indian government’s massive coal expansion programme.
In this new report Greenpeace outlines the roadmap for complete diesel elimination from the Indian telecom sector by the year 2020 through progressive action of massive renewable energy deployment and enhanced energy efficiency measures in its telecom network infrastructure.