PRESS: CORE seeks clarification from IB, warns of legal action

The Centre for Organisation Research & Education issued a press statement yesterday on 16th June 2014 regarding the reported contents of a “classified” document claimed by a few national media houses as originating with the Intelligence Bureau (IB) of India. In this apparently deliberately leaked report of 3rd June 2014, the organisation was said to be explicitly mentioned as involved in activities detrimental to national development and receiving funds from a Dutch funder. CORDAID to train local activists in campaigning against government and private corporation plans to start oil exploration in some areas of Manipur in the North East region of India.

CORE has categorically denied all the allegations reportedly raised in the IB’s report to the Ministry of Home Affairs of India as unfounded and based on conjectures with no evidence whatsoever.

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CORE to identify two model Green Villages in Tamenglong and Tipaimukh areas of Manipur

CORE, a founder member organisation of the Coalition on Environment and Natural Resources (CENRs), is responsible for identifying and establishing two model green villages in Tamenglong and Tipaimukh areas respectively. CORE has, as its strategic intervention approach, divided the activities in three phases. The first phase includes:

1. Field education and awareness trip to see a model Green Village in NER/India

2. Energy Management: Alternative energy like biomass, wind energy, hydro energy, solar energy, etc

3. Networking and advocacy

View of a Naga village in the North East region of India

View of a Naga village in the North East region of India

CORE will hold two (2) consultations at the village level in Jiribam (Imphal East District) on 22nd and 23rd October, 2013.

First Consultation

Date and Venue: 22nd October 2013, Peoples’ Endeavour for Social Change (PESCH), Jiribam, Manipur

Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Targeted Organisations for consultation:

1. Joint Action Committee on Hydrocarbon, Tamenglong

2. Village Authority members from affected villages of Tamenglong

Total number of participants: 20 (Twenty)

Second Concultation

Date and Venue: 23rd October 2013, Tribal Community Hall, Kalinagar, Jiribam, Manipur

Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Targeted Organisations for consultation:

1. Joint Action Committee on oil exploration and drilling, Jiribam and Tipaimukh

2. Village Authority members from affected villages of Jiribam and Vangai area of Tipaimukh

3. All Jiribam Tribal Union (AJTU)

Total number of participants: 20 (Twenty)