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SC moved for staying Kudankulam’s 1989 environmental clearance


September 21st, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Friday for staying the environmental clearance given to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in 1989 as this was ... 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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Probe against officials for illegal mining in Goa


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) Stepping up his attack on the central government, Goa's BJP Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said officials from the union ministry for environment and forests would ... Read more...

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40 mining companies in Goa issued notice


April 6th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 6 (IANS) Over 40 mine operating firms have been issued notice by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) for extracting iron ore beyond the limits stipulated in ... 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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Maharashtra promises ‘credible action’ against Lavasa developers


October 20th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The Maharashtra Government Thursday assured the Bombay High Court of initiating "credible action" against the private mega-township Lavasa for environmental violations. The move follows the Union ... 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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Goa mining scam pegged at Rs.1,200 crore


August 27th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) The Goa assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Saturday pegged the quantum of illegal mining in the state at Rs.1,200 crore, a day after the Bombay High ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh launches ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ campaign


May 24th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday launched the 'Haathi Mere Saathi' campaign here as part of an initiative to boost the protection and welfare ... Read more...

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Constructions in Delhi Ridge: court notice to ministries


May 20th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) and the ministry of defence (MoD) on a petition seeking ... Read more...

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Jaitapur will be implemented, declares Jairam Ramesh


April 15th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) The controversial 9,900 MW Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra will be implemented despite all hurdles, union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam ... 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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Coal Minister Jaiswal meets Ramesh to solve vexed mining issues


February 8th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Following the proposal of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to constitute a Group of Ministers (GoM) in a bid to solve the vexed issue of 'go' ... Read more...

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Posco project gets conditional nod


January 31st, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday gave a conditional clearance to South Korean steel giant Posco for the 12 billion dollar steel cum power plant in ... Read more...

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Environment Ministry to submit Lavasa housing project report


January 18th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Jan 18 (ANI): The Ministry of Environment is expected to file its reply on Lavasa housing project before the Bombay High Court today.In the report finalised on Monday, the ministry has ... 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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Maharashtra politicos cheer Adarsh demolition order


January 16th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Welcoming the environment ministry's order to demolish the Adarsh housing society building within three months, politicians in Maharashtra said this was the only option for the scam-hit ... Read more...

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Adarsh building should be demolished: environment ministry


January 16th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The scam-hit Adarsh housing society building in Mumbai should be demolished for violating green norms, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) said Sunday.The environment ministry had ... Read more...

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Vedanta replies to ministry’s showcause notices


September 15th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sept 15 (IANS) Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL), a subsidiary of the London listed Vedanta Resources, Wednesday replied to the showcause notices served by the environment and forest ministry last month. "We ... 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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Goa to frame new mining policy


July 30th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) Faced with increasing civic protests against rampant mining in the state, the Goa government is considering framing a new mining policy. In a written reply in the ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s park project at cost of trees: Apex court told


July 23rd, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court was told Friday that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's ambitious NOIDA park project dedicated to BSP and Dalit icons was being set up on ... Read more...

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Jindal power to plead for its Chhattisgarh project


June 23rd, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 23 (IANS) Jindal Power will urge the environment ministry to restore the terms of referrence (TOR) for its 2,400 MW thermal power project in Chhattisgarh, the company said Wednesday. "From ... Read more...

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Government clears first phase of Maheshwar project


May 7th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 7 (IANS) The central government Friday gave clearance for the first phase of Madhya Pradesh's Maheshwar hydro electric project that is coming up on the Narmada river, an official ... Read more...

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Chouhan urges PM for early clearance of power project


May 6th, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 5 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi Wednesday and urged him to get the Maheshwar hydel power project cleared at ... Read more...

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Ports unable to deal with hazardous waste import: Ramesh


April 28th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Indian ports weren't capable of dealing with hazardous waste, Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday while stressing that the government needed to exercise "greater control" ... Read more...

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‘Ghaziabad authorities responsible for dying forests’


April 20th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
By S.P. Singh Ghaziabad, April 20 (IANS) The only forest area in Ghaziabad, which serves as the city's green lungs, are dying a slow death due to mismanagement by the civic agencies that ... Read more...

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Vedanta University project gets environmental clearance


April 17th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) The Rs.150 billion Vedanta University project in Orissa by the Anil Agarwal foundation has got environmental and coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearances from the central government, a project ... Read more...

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‘Goa waterways cannot handle more iron ore traffic’


April 3rd, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) Goa's waterways do not have the capacity to handle any increase in iron ore traffic, a top port official said Saturday. Chairman of the Goa-based Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh allowed to resume work on dam projects


February 25th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday permitted the Madhya Pradesh government to resume the stalled canal work for the Indira Sagar and Omkareshwar dam projects, saying construction work that ... Read more...

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Imported timber industries in Kutch likely


February 21st, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
By R.K. Misra Gandhinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) A six-member committee set up by the Supreme Court in the face of environmental concerns has agreed in principle that imported timber-based industries should be housed ... Read more...

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Amity Signs MoU with MOEF on Animal Welfare


December 10th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
NOIDA, Dec.10 (ANI): An MoU was signed between Amity Institute of Training and Development (AITD) Noida and the National Institute of Animal Welfare, functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Environment & ... Read more...

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Goa pollution control board’s powers curtailed


October 13th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) Even as 91 out of the 103 open cast mines in Goa are being probed for illegalities and discrepancies in their operations, a missive from the ministry of ... Read more...

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