Posts Tagged ‘NTPC’

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

A Call for Help From the Sundarbans

The following is a report on the recent oil spill in the Sundarbans region by Bangladeshi activist & mountaineer Wasfia Nazreen. Raised in Khluna a stone’s throw from the affected area, she has witnessed industrialization affect her homeland in unforeseeable ways. She is a founder of Bangladesh on Seven Summit and is National Geographic’s Read More…

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Which will win? Sundarban or harmful projects?

RECENTLY, Bangladesh hosted a three day international conference on tiger conservation in Dhaka. Delegates from 13 tiger range countries attended the conference that began on September 14. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her inaugural speech, stated that her “government will do everything for conservation of the tigers.” These words Read More…

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Artists, musicians, writers protest government plans for massive coal plant in the Sundarbans

Over the weekend, Bangladeshi artists performed plays, sang songs, and recited poetry all in a bid to protect the Sundarbans—the world’s biggest mangrove forest—from the threat of a massive coal plant. Construction is already under way on the hugely controversial Rampal coal plant, a 1,320 megawatt plant set Read More…

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

NFF & DMF of India issued letter to Indian Govt to stop collaboration in Rampal Project

In solidarity of the on going struggle against NTPC & BPDB’s joint venture- Rampal Coal Power Plant near Sundarbans in Bangladesh, National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) & Dakshinbanga Matsyajibi Forum, (DMF) of India had issued a letter to Prime Minister, Minister of State (independent charge) of Ministry of Power & Read More…

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Bad deals make Bangladesh vulnerable

THE government of Bangladesh seems determined to carry out the big projects and stick to the decisions that were criticised and opposed by a significant number of people from different sections of the society, including independent experts. The government is not only ignoring expert opinion and popular protest against Read More…

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

সুন্দরবনকে ধ্বংস করে রামপাল বিদ্যুৎ প্লান্ট নয়

উন্নয়নের নামে জাতীয় ও জনস্বার্থ জলাঞ্জলি দেয়া বাংলাদেশে নতুন কিছু নয়, যেমনটি ঘটছে বর্তমানে বিদ্যুৎ খাতে। বিদ্যুত সংকট দেশের একটি জরুরী ইস্যূ এবং এ সমস্যার আশু সমাধান সবার কাম্য। বিদ্যুতের ক্রমবর্ধমান চাহিদার বাস্তবতায় সরকার গত চার বছরে বিদ্যুৎ উৎপাদন অনেক বাড়িয়েছে। সেই বাড়তি উৎপাদনের ফলে এক সময়ের তীব্র বিদ্যুৎ Read More…

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Rampal Coal-Fired Power Plant: Who gains, who loses?

WHO does not know that Bangladesh needs more electricity for its economy to grow? Who does not know that every economic opportunity comes with an environmental cost, be it high or low, visible or less visible? But does this knowledge really leave us with no choice when Bangladesh signs Read More…

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