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The smokescreen of lies: myths and facts about CNG

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT CNG The Supreme Court of India ruled on July 28, 1998 that all eight-year-old buses and pre-1990 three-wheelers and taxis would have to be converted to compressed natural gas (CNG) by March 31, 2000. For the rest of the buses, three-wheelers and taxis, the deadline was fixed as March 31, 2001. This order, however, is getting to be the most difficult to implement. Resistance from the diesel lobby and lack of support from the government nearly sabotaged the initiative. Read more

MoEF decision on grant of forest clearance in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts of Orissa for the proposal submitted by the Orissa Mining Corporation Ltd. (OMC) for Bauxite mining in Lanjigarh Bauxite mines

 Brief Background: On February 28th, 2005, a proposal was forwarded by the State Government of Orissa for the diversion of 660.749 ha of forest land for mining of bauxite ore in favour of the Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC) in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts. Read more