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Andhra villagers continue protest against power plant


February 29th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 29 (IANS) A year after three villagers died in police firing on a group opposing an upcoming thermal power project, the struggle by people of Kakrapalli in Andhra ... Read more...

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NGO picks holes in upcoming hydro project in Himachal


December 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) An NGO fighting for the cause of people affected by hydropower projects Tuesday said the upcoming World Bank-funded mega project in Himachal Pradesh has several flaws.In ... 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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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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Environment ministry orders action against Lavasa, company ‘welcomes’ this (Lead)


June 10th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Pune/New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The environment ministry Friday ordered action against Lavasa Corporation Limited for illegal constructions on 681 hectares at its upcoming private hillstation near Pune. The company ... Read more...

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Ex-judge’s comment on Jaitapur N-plant unscientific: Ramesh


May 23rd, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday termed "unscientific and disappointing" former Delhi High Court chief justice A.P. Shah's statement that Jaitapur nuclear power project ... Read more...

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Nirma’s cement plant could be shifted: Environment ministry


May 10th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The environment ministry Tuesday told the Supreme Court that Nirma's under-construction cement plant in Gujarat, located in a wetland, will damage the environment in the ... Read more...

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Court notice to Jindal SAW Ltd


March 29th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 28 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has issued notice to Jindal SAW Limited and others in a litigation alleging irregularities of the company to hold a proposed public ... Read more...

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India sets up panel to assess tsunami related risks


March 17th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) India Thursday said it was setting up an expert panel to assess tsunami related risks for existing infrastructure projects including nuclear power in the wake ... Read more...

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Environment ministry warns Nirma to abide by green notice


March 15th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The environment ministry Tuesday cautioned Nirma to abide by the stop work order issued last week, otherwise it will be constrained to take the dereliction ... Read more...

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Stop work on Andhra power plant: Environment ministry


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) A day after two people were killed in police firing during a protest against a power plant under construction in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district, ... Read more...

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Lavasa applies afresh for environmental clearance


February 14th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Lavasa Corporation has applied afresh for environmental clearance to the first phase of its Rs.3,000-crore hill city project near Pune, and this is being considered by a ... Read more...

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Court orders Hiranandanis to appear before it next month


January 18th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 18 (IANS) A local court here Tuesday asked three members of the realty major Hiranandani family to appear before it Feb 22 on a complaint alleging the environmental clearance to ... Read more...

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MoEF to submit Lavasa report in Bombay High Court


January 17th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Jan 17 (ANI): The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) will on Monday submit a report prepared by its Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) on the environmental impact of Lavasa in the ... Read more...

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Lavasa to explain before environment ministry Friday


December 9th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Lavasa Corporation will make a supplementary presentation to the environment ministry here Friday in response to the 'stop work' orders issued for its Lake City project near ... Read more...

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Environmental panel seeks more information on POSCO


November 30th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) An environment ministry panel looking into coastal regulation zone (CRZ) violation by the South Korean steel major POSCO for its $12 billion project in Orissa Tuesday sought ... Read more...

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Jairam not to block BALCO’s Chhattisgarh project


November 24th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said there was no proposal to ban public sector firm Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd's (BALCO) bauxite mining projects in Chhattisgarh."The environment ministry ... Read more...

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Navi Mumbai airport may get the nod this week


November 10th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The union environment and forests ministry is likely to clear the Navi Mumbai airport project this week with the ministry's expert appraisal committee (EAC) giving it a ... Read more...

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We will reply to green ministry on Polavaram project: Rosaiah


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 2 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah Tuesday said the state would send an appropriate reply to the union environment and forests ministry which has sought an explanation for ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu asked for distillery’s impact on ground water


November 1st, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The union environment and forests ministry Monday sought details from the Tamil Nadu government about the impact of a proposed distillery on the ground water in Thanjavur ... Read more...

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Navi Mumbai airport plan tweaked on green concerns


October 23rd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Friday made minor changes in the design of the proposed international airport at Navi Mumbai, keeping in view the objections raised by the environment ministry ... Read more...

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Panel probing POSCO divided, submits two reports (Lead)


October 18th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Uncertainty over the future of South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project in Orissa continued Monday with the environment panel, probing violation of laws, submitting two ... Read more...

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Environment panel submits separate reports on POSCO


October 18th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The environment panel probing violation of laws by South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project in Orissa Monday submitted to the environment ministry two seperate reports ... Read more...

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Environment panel to re-assess Navi Mumbai airport plan


October 15th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The environment ministry's Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) will visit Mumbai next week to hold talks with the Maharashtra government on the Navi Mumbai airport project, Environment Minister ... Read more...

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New airport in Navi Mumbai only: Praful Patel


September 18th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel emphatically said Saturday that the proposed new international airport would come up at the Navi Mumbai site and there was no questions ... Read more...

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Environmental clearance for Lafarge’s Himachal plant revoked


September 13th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 13 (IANS) The National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) has revoked the environment clearance granted to cement maker Lafarge India for its greenfield project in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district. The NEAA judgment ... Read more...

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Centre’s flip-flop on Noida memorial angers apex court


August 20th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The central government came under fire in the Supreme Court Friday for yet another flip-flop on the status of the controversial Noida Park - a dream project ... Read more...

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Panel meets to decide on second airport for Mumbai


August 18th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Members of the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) Wednesday met in the capital to discuss the fate of a second ... Read more...

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Not against second airport in Mumbai, says Ramesh


August 14th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh Saturday said that he is not against a second airport for Mumbai in Panvel, but was concerned about the ecological ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s Noida Park hits green roadblock in court


July 30th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The government Friday told the Supreme Court that it could not grant environmental clearance to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's Noida Park project unless the state government ... Read more...

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Vedanta-run mine in Goa ordered to stop work


May 17th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 17 (IANS) Operations of an iron ore mine run by global mining giant Vedanta Resources in Goa has been suspended with immediate effect by the union environment and forests ministry ... Read more...

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Environment ministry puts on hold Vedanta varsity in Orissa


May 11th, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The environment ministry Tuesday put on hold construction of the Rs.150 billion Vedanta University in Orissa by the Anil Agarwal Foundation following complaints of irregularities. The ministry ... Read more...

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Activists welcome stay on mega-housing project in Goa


April 23rd, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) Activists opposed to mega projects in Goa have welcomed the central environment ministry's order keeping a massive DLF-backed housing project in the state in abeyance following a writ ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh used PMO to sabotage project: Kerala minister


March 20th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh tried to sabotage Kerala's Athirappilly hydro-electric power project by invoking the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), state Electricity Minister A.K. Balan Saturday said ... Read more...

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‘Interested’ official in project appraisal meetings: NGO


July 10th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) An official who was forced to quit an expert appraisal committee of the ministry of environment and forests due to conflict of interest had been present in ... Read more...

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