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India Intel: Greenpeace Is Threat To Economic Security

From the Indian Express:

Greenpeace is a threat to national economic security

Written by Priyadarshi Siddhanta, Amitav Ranjan | June 11, 2014

(New Delhi) – An Intelligence Bureau [IB] report on foreign-funded NGOs “negatively impacting economic development” in India has called Greenpeace “a threat to national economic security”, citing activities ranging from protests against nuclear and coal plants and funding of “sympathetic” research, to allegedly helping out an Aam Aadmi Party candidate in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

The allegations are part of the Intelligence Bureau’s report, dated June 3, submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office. As reported first by The Indian Express, the IB claims the negative impact of the NGOs’ role on GDP growth to be “2-3 per cent per annum”.

The report, signed by IB Joint Director S A Rizvi, accuses Greenpeace of contravening laws to “change the dynamics of India’s energy mix”. The bureau says Greenpeace’s ‘superior network’ of numerous pan-India organisations has helped conduct anti-nuclear agitations and mounted “massive efforts to take down India’s coal fired power plants and coal mining activity”…

Throughout, the IB report sees Greenpeace as the prime mover of mass-based movements against development projects. “It is assessed to be posing a potential threat to national economic security… growing exponentially in terms of reach, impact, volunteers and media influence,” it notes. The efforts are focused on “ways to create obstacles in India’s energy plans” and to “pressure India to use only renewable energy”.

The report also accuses Greenpeace, “actively aided and led by foreign activists visiting India”, of violating the provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act of 2010 (FCRA), and financing “sympathetic studies” at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and at IIT-Delhi.

While FCRA provisions [bar] organisations getting foreign funding from political activity, former Greenpeace consultant Pankaj Singh stood as an Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Sidhi Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh in the recent general elections. Mahan coal mines, against which Greenpeace has been protesting, fall under this constituency. The IB report says that Singh’s organisation Mahan Sangharsh Samiti, which is leading the agitation in Singrauli district against both public and private sector coal mines, received regular funding from Greenpeace…

The IB report claims Greenpeace’s “funding of research bodies” is a “massive effort” that has not attained high visibility so far. “To encourage Indian-ness of its anti-coal approach, Greenpeace has financed Tata Institute of Social Sciences to study health, pollution and other aspects at Mahan and plans to use this case to ban all coal blocks,” it says…

On the issue of coal, the IB report further says that since 2010-11, Greenpeace has gradually expanded its activities to oppose coal-fired power plants and associated mining. In March 2013, the IB notes, Greenpeace and the Urban Emissions Conservation Action Trust published a “questionable technical report which claimed 1,00,000 [sic] deaths in FY 12 due to health problems arising from 111 existing coal-fired power plants in India”.

Greenpeace refused to answer questions regarding funding of “sympathetic studies” …

All of which is hardly surprising. (The founder of Greenpeace has admitted as much, and more.)

And you can be damn sure Greenpeace is doing the same thing everywhere else around the world. But we will never hear about it from our news media.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, June 13th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “India Intel: Greenpeace Is Threat To Economic Security”

  1. canary

    Any person, town, can buy UN Agenda 21 software cheap for the one world order in going green. Membership is cheap. Hundreds of thousands of regs and codes already made to enforce on people.

    My town threw away all the building codes and replaced with software with a few clicks and the building codes are so massive no one could follow them.

    And that’s where the corruption comes in because they break the rules for who they choose and put others out of business.

  2. BillK

    SOMEONE should say it.


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