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Forest clearance panel reconstituted


August 6th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday reconstituted a panel for providing forest clearance to infrastructure projects, a ministry official said.The seven-member Forest Appraisal Committee (FAC) includes three ... 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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Work at SAIL mine in Odisha still stopped


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The Odisha government continued to halt operations at a key iron ore mine of the public sector Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) in the state ... Read more...

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Odisha halts work at SAIL mine


February 14th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 14 (IANS) Odisha has stopped all operations at a key iron ore mine of the public sector Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) in the state as a ... Read more...

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Hindalco to invest $5 billion more, double aluminium capacity


December 6th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Hindalco Industries Limited, the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group, is looking to more than double its aluminium production capacity by 2016 with an ... Read more...

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Coal mining destroying tiger habitat, says report


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Mines are coming up in critical tiger habitat, resulting in fragmentation of large blocks of contiguous forests needed for tigers to roam in, said a ... Read more...

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Green rules diluted to approve projects: NGO


September 22nd, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) An unprecedented number of infrastructure projects were cleared by the environment and forests ministry in the last five years and regulations were diluted for giving ... 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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Lack of funds delay railway projects: Minister


August 12th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The government Friday said lack of funds and bureaucratic hurdles were causing huge price escalations in ongoing railway projects."The main reasons for delay have been ... Read more...

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Apex court questions environment ministry on Niyamgiri (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the ministry of environment and forests to respond to a plea of the Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC) challenging the withdrawal ... Read more...

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NALCO gets green nod for bauxite mining


July 25th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 25 (IANS) State-run National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO) has received the final forest clearance to renew its bauxite mining operation in Orissa's Koraput district, the company said Monday.NALCO ... Read more...

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JSW Energy quarterly profit drops to Rs.190.26 crore


July 21st, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) JSW Energy Thursday reported a decline in its net profit at Rs.190.26 crore for the quarter ended June 30 as against Rs.327.20 crore during the like ... Read more...

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No environment clearance to Vedanta


July 2nd, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The environment ministry Saturday denied granting clearance to Anil Aggrawal led Vedanta Aluminum Ltd.The rebuttal from the ministry came after some reports said that ... Read more...

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National policy on environmental impact assessment soon: Ramesh


June 21st, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 21 (IANS) A national policy on environmental impact assessment of industrial projects coming up in ecologically sensitive areas will be announced in two to three months, Environment and ... Read more...

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Jairam seeks peaceful land acquisition for Posco


June 12th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 12 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday asked the Orissa government to ensure that land is acquired only through peaceful and law-governed means for South Korean ... Read more...

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Jaypee’s Himachal hydro unit to be commissioned May 15


May 11th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 11 (IANS) The commercial operations of Jaypee Group's 1,000 MW hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district will partially start May 15, an official said here Wednesday."The Karcham-Wangtoo ... Read more...

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Forest officer, aide arrested for demanding bribe


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) The demand for an LED television and cash made by a senior forest officer and his assistant as a bribe from a businessman in Haryana's Mewat ... Read more...

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Supreme Court notice to government on Orissa project


April 21st, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notices to the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF), the Orissa government and Sterlite Industries on a petition challenging the ... Read more...

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Green hurdle forces Coal India to downgrade target


April 21st, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Coal India Limited (CIL), which was eyeing a production target of 520 million tonnes this fiscal, has downgraded it to 452 million tonnes due to a ... Read more...

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Jairam asks Orissa to resubmit POSCO report (Lead)


April 14th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday asked the Orissa government to review its submission that that there are no tribal inhabitants or forest dwellers in the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh power firm rapped for delayed projects


March 29th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 29 (IANS) State-run Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Company Limited (CSPGCL) failed to complete four projects in the state in time, resulting in generation losses of Rs.1,245.19 crore, a ... Read more...

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Andhra, Orissa, Chhattisgarh urged to resolve Polavaram row


March 19th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday advised Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Orissa to find a way out of their row over Andhra's proposed Polavaram irrigation ... Read more...

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Vedanta: Apex court moved against denial of forest clearance


March 10th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC), a joint venture with Vedanta's sister concern Sterlite Industries, has moved the Supreme Court against a decision of the Ministry ... Read more...

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Forest clearance for SAIL Chiria iron mines in Jharkhand


February 9th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The environment ministry Wednesday permitted the diversion of forest land for the Steel Authority of India's Chiria iron ore mines in Jharkhand after imposing 13 conditions.The ... Read more...

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Orissa allows six iron ore mines to resume operations


January 24th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IANS) Orissa Monday allowed six iron ore mines to resume operations after their operators submitted documents to show that their mining activities were legal, an official said.The permission to ... Read more...

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Orissa holds up permission to operate 23 mines


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) Orissa has held up permission to operate 23 iron ore mines in its mineral rich Keonjhar district as the operators are yet to submit documents to show that ... Read more...

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Jindal steel’s reply to environment notice by Dec 22


December 15th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The environment ministry Wednesday granted an extension of two weeks to Jindal Steel and Power Limited for replying to its show cause notice for revoking environment clearance ... Read more...

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Early settlers rapidly transformed Kiwi forests with fire


December 14th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new research has indicated that the speed of early forest clearance following human colonisation of the South Island of New Zealand was a lot faster and intense ... Read more...

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Jindal steel plant in Orissa gets green notice


November 26th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The environment ministry Friday issued a show cause notice for revoking environment clearance to Jindal steel and power plant in Angul in Orissa for violating green laws.The ... 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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Coal India’s net profit rises 29 percent


November 23rd, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) World's largest coal miner, Coal India's (CIL) net profit rose by 29.06 percent to Rs.4,020 crore in the first half of the current fiscal (2010-11) over the corresponding ... Read more...

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Environment panel calls for cancelling clearance to POSCO


November 19th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The environment ministry's Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) has recommended cancellation of the forest clearance given to South Korean steel major POSCO for its $12 billion project ... Read more...

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Environment clearance held up for coal requiring projects


November 1st, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday deferred giving the green signal to all thermal power, steel and sponge iron projects awaiting clearance till the status of their environment and ... Read more...

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Power ministry asks for environment clearance for some coal mines


October 26th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) India's power ministry has approached the environment ministry to allow functioning of some of the coal mines which fall under restricted areas and were dedicated to ... Read more...

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New species of giant elephant shrew discovered in Kenya?


September 21st, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): Biologists may have discovered a new species of giant elephant shrew in Kenya."The new animal has grizzled, yellow-brown sides, shoulders, and back; maroon thighs; and a jet-black ... Read more...

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