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Environment clearance of 93 Goa mines suspended (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday suspended the clearance of 93 mines in Goa on account of companies flouting forest laws."The ministry has suspended clearance of all ... Read more...

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Environment clearance of 93 Goa mines suspended


September 12th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday suspended the clearance of 93 mines in Goa on account of companies flouting forest laws, officials said."The ministry has suspended clearance ... Read more...

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Jayanthi Natarajan to arrive in Goa amidst mining controversy


September 5th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan is expected to arrive in Goa next week, even as the state government is at loggerheads with the ... Read more...

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Mining dumps in Goa the next Congress-BJP battleground? (With Image)


September 5th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) Till recently it was considered mining waste - all 700 million tonnes of it. With technology now available to extract low grade ore from the ... Read more...

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Expert team to submit report on Posco by October


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) An expert team reviewing the environmental impact assessment of Posco's proposed $12 billion steel plant in Odisha will submit its report by October, the team said ... Read more...

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MoEF expert team visits Posco plant site in Odisha


August 21st, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) A four-member expert team deputed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) Tuesday visited the site of South Korean steel major Posco's proposed steel plant ... Read more...

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Boost for Odisha’s Dhamra port expansion plan


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) The expansion plan of Odisha's Dhamra port got a boost with authorities Tuesday successfully conducting a public hearing in a village near the port, an official ... Read more...

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SC notice on green nod for Maharashtra power project (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the environment and forests ministry on a plea challenging the Bombay High Court order declining to stay the ... Read more...

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Firm fined Rs.100 crore in Himachal, files review petition


June 1st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 1 (IANS) Just about a month after the Himachal Pradesh High Court directed a private firm to dismantle a thermal power plant in Solan district over green concerns, ... Read more...

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Capacity of hydropower plants on Ganga to be reduced: Natarajan (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) To ensure free flow and clean water in the Ganga, the union environment ministry is formulating a plan to cut down the capacity of major ... Read more...

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Capacity of hydropower plants on Ganga to be reduced: Natarajan


May 29th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) To ensure free flow and clean water in the Ganga, the union environment ministry is formulating a plan to cut down the capacity of major ... Read more...

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Reduce mining in Goa to one-third: Panel


May 21st, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 21 (IANS) Mining in Goa has crossed the social and environmental threshold and further ore extraction should be capped at approximately 20 percent of the current levels, recommends ... Read more...

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Blame game over Himachal power plant ordered to be razed


May 20th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 20 (IANS) A Himachal Pradesh High Court direction to dismantle a private firm's thermal power plant in Solan district over green concerns appears to have given political ... Read more...

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Mundra Port SEZ gets halt order on green clearance


May 9th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 9 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Wednesday ordered the promoters of Mundra Port Special Economic Zone and Alstom Bharat Forge Power Ltd to stop construction activity till green ... Read more...

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89 power projects pending with environment ministry


April 30th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A total of 89 power projects seeking green clearance are pending with the ministry, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan told the Lok Sabha Monday. Replying during ... Read more...

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No green clearance to Jindal mining project in Chhattisgarh


April 20th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Friday cancelled environment clearance to the coal mining project of MP Naveen Jindal's steel and power plant in Chhattisgarh on ... Read more...

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Much-awaited work begins on Durgawati project in Bihar


April 18th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 18 (IANS) After more than three decades, much-awaited work on the Durgawati reservoir project on the Sone river began Wednesday in Bihar's Rohtas district, officials said."Finally, work on ... Read more...

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Green tribunal scraps Posco’s $12bn Odisha project (Second Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Friday suspended environment clearance to South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Odisha, the biggest foreign direct ... Read more...

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Green tribunal scraps Posco’s $12bn Odisha project (Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Friday suspended environment clearance to South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Odisha, the biggest foreign direct ... Read more...

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2G: Witness can’t recall Raja favour for Balwa firm (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) A former aide to jailed former communications minister A. Raja Tuesday told a special court hearing the 2G case here that he did not remember ... Read more...

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‘25 mn tonnes illegal ore extracted in five years in Goa’


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Over 25 million tonnes of illegal iron ore has been extracted by over-zealous mining companies out of Goa over the last five years, a green ... Read more...

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Conditional green nod for Lavasa hill city project (Roundup)


November 9th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) In a major relief to Lavasa Corporation, the environment ministry Wednesday gave conditional clearance to the first phase of the Rs.3,000 crore Lavasa hill city ... Read more...

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Lavasa welcomes central clearance for hill city


November 9th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) The Lavasa Corporation Ltd (LCL) Wednesday welcomed the conditional clearance by the environment ministry to its Rs.3,000-crore hill city coming up near Pune. "The inordinate delay has ... Read more...

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Conditional offer to open Sahagunj unit in phases


October 21st, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Under pressure from the West Bengal government to reopen its Sahagunj unit, the Ruia group-owned Dunlop India limited Friday said it was prepared to do so ... Read more...

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Lavasa township project denied environment clearance


October 14th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The environment ministry Friday denied environment clearance to the first phase of Rs.3,000 crore Lavasa hill city project near Pune, saying the pre-condition of the ... Read more...

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Himachal people object to ministry team’s visit without notice


October 13th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 13 (IANS) People facing displacement with the upcoming greenfield plant of cement maker Lafarge India in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district Thursday objected to the visit of the ministry ... Read more...

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Goa port blames Kamat’s ministry for illegal ore export


October 11th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 11 (IANS) The authorities at Goa's only major port have said it was up to the state government agencies, especially the mines department headed by Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Environment clearance process a farce: Goa PAC


October 6th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 6 (IANS) Environment clearance (EC) certificates issued to mining projects by the union ministry of environment and forests are nothing short of a farce, the Goa assembly's Public ... Read more...

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Coal India awaits environment clearance for 13 projects


August 30th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Thirteen coal mining projects of Coal India Ltd are pending with the environment and forests ministry for approval, Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan told ... Read more...

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Apex court’s final hearing on Sterlite project next year (Lead)


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) As the Supreme Court was told Tuesday that the withdrawal of environment clearance for the joint venture bauxite mining project of the Orissa Mining Corporation ... Read more...

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Lafarge gets reprieve from Himachal court


August 12th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) In a reprieve to cement maker Lafarge India, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday set aside the decision of the National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) that ... Read more...

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CAG reports not gospels, says Congress


August 9th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday said the government auditor's reports on the Adarsh society scam and on the Commonwealth Games are "not gospel"."CAG reports are not ... Read more...

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245 infrastructure projects awaiting green nod


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) About 245 infrastructure projects -- a majority of them in the mining sector -- are pending with the environment ministry, officials said Wednesday.Of the 245 ... Read more...

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Green tribunal stops Himachal hydropower project


July 29th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) In a major setback to the construction of a hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh that will provide drinking water to Delhi, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), ... Read more...

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India needs low carbon economy: PM


July 24th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Advocating that India needs to focus on creating a low carbon economy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said the upcoming National Environmental Appraisal and ... Read more...

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