Jindal officers threatened the SP, not us: Ramesh Agrawal

Court has rejected bail to social activists Ramesh Agrawal and Harihar Patel today and have sent them in judicial custody till 3rd June. Just before going to the court Rameshji had sent us this report. They have been charged with misbehaving with Jindal employees in a public hearing. But he says there was no Jindal employee in the hearing and instead they had raised the issue of misbehavior by Jindal employees towards SP Raigarh Dhruv Gupta ( 09479192300) from few days back. He says all of this can be seen in the video recording. Current SP Rahul Sharma (09425507181) says the recording proves the charges against the activists.

Posted on: May 28, 2011. Tags: Ramesh Agarwal

Activists arrested for opposing "illegal" Jindal public hearing

Social activist Ramesh Agrawal from Raigarh in Chhattisgarh sent this report at 5.48 am on 28th May 2011 before getting arrested. Later we came to know that though police did reach the house of other activist Rajesh Tripathi but he managed to give a slip to police but we are releasing the message from Ramesh Agrawal unedited where he says Rajesh Tripathi was also arrested. They are arrested on a case by Jindal from 8 May 2010 where these activists protested against irregularity in public hearing in Tamnar ( IPC 500 to 505). SP Raigarh Rahul Sharma can be contacted at 09425507181 . Some details of the case can be found here http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chhattisgarh-net/message/15937

Posted on: May 28, 2011. Tags: Ramesh Agarwal

Lavasa and Jindal : Double standard of Environment ministry

Ramesh Agrawal from Jan Chetna says that Environment ministry has given a show cause notice to a housing scheme in Lavasa Pune because the work of that project had started without environment clearance. Jindal has started a 300 MW power plant in Tamnar in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh in the same fashion without any environment clearanace. But on 9th November the ministry has given go ahead to the Jindals. It is beyond normal comprehension that how come a ministry punishes one person for a crime while rewarding the other for the same

Posted on: Dec 02, 2010. Tags: Ramesh Agarwal

Chhattisgarh govt forced to file a case against Jindals

Ramesh Agrawal from Raigarh has sent a message that finally government of Chhattisgarh was forced to file a case against Jindals who were building a 2400 megawatt power plant in Tamnar without any clearance/permissions. First government arranged a fraud public hearing but when Ministry of Environment and Forest declared the public hearing null and void and have asked government to file a
complaint they had no other way

Posted on: Jul 17, 2010. Tags: CHHATTISGARH RAMESH AGARWAL

Live report from public hearing in Dharmajaigarh

Ramesh Agarwal reports live from the public hearing organized by Hind Multiservices for the construction of two new plants. Due to the lack of awareness generated by the authorities only 32 people have turned up to offer their views and complaints, most of them being social activists and very few villagers if any at all making it just a formality.

Posted on: Jul 03, 2010. Tags: Ramesh Agarwal