Historical

DISASTER written on the wall

As a debate rages over the Rampal power plant and its impact on the Sundarbans, a substantive amount of information is available for us to reach some conclusion. The plant may have a far-reaching impact on the world's unique mangrove forest.

Concern Over Sundarbans: Govt to reply to Unesco in a week

The government will respond within a week to Unesco's concern over the Rampal power plant close to the Sundarbans and recommendation for cancellation of the project.

Rampal Plant: Construction to continue

The construction work on Rampal power plant will not be suspended despite the advice of Unesco, State Minister for Power

Construction starts late this month

Amid public criticism against the 1320 megawatt Rampal Coal Power Project, the Indo-Bangla friendship power company has nearly completed its financial arrangement to start the construction work from late September.

Risk of losing Sundarbans

Sundarbans, a magnificent and unique ecosystem of the world, faces an existential question today with a coal power plant to

Shift it 10km away

Sundarbans, a magnificent and unique ecosystem of the world, faces an existential question today with a coal power plant

September 6, 2016
September 6, 2016

Rampal power plant: EIA grossly faulty

The Sundarbans, a magnificent and unique ecosystem of the world, faces an existential crisis today with the coal-fired power

September 5, 2016
September 5, 2016

Construction starts late this month

Amid public criticism against the 1320 megawatt Rampal Coal Power Project, the Indo-Bangla friendship power company has nearly completed its financial arrangement to start the construction work from late September.

September 5, 2016
September 5, 2016

Answers to some controversies

The soon to be built $1.49 billion Rampal coal-fired power plant has generated concern and controversy among the citizens, environmental experts, and government officials in the country and abroad. The main concern being the potential of irreversible damage to the unique eco-system of the world's largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.

September 3, 2016
September 3, 2016

Risk of losing Sundarbans

Sundarbans, a magnificent and unique ecosystem of the world, faces an existential question today with a coal power plant to

September 1, 2016
September 1, 2016

Shift it 10km away

Sundarbans, a magnificent and unique ecosystem of the world, faces an existential question today with a coal power plant

August 31, 2016
August 31, 2016

Coal-fired power plants and related stories

Those claiming that Rampal will generate employment are not wrong. Not at all. But, we must ask: at what personal cost? Who will bear the cost of their health? Who will be held personally responsible?

August 30, 2016
August 30, 2016

RAMPAL PROJECT: Environment before development

The Rampal Power Plant is a proposed 1,320-megawatt coal-fired power plant promoted by the Bangladesh-India Friendship

August 28, 2016
August 28, 2016

Sundarbans to stay safe

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday reaffirmed her government's commitment to go ahead with the Rampal power project near the Sundarbans despite strong opposition from campaigners and the BNP that backed the campaign of late.

July 14, 2016
July 14, 2016

Scrap Rampal power deal

Green activists and left political parties demanded that the government scrap the agreement of installing a power plant in Rampal as it is likely to destroy the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest.

February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

Indian firm wins contract to build Rampal power plant

India's state-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd or BHEL has won a deal to build the much-debated Rampal coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh.