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‘Mining rejects can be used to buffer Goa water bodies’


July 21st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) Goa's Water Resources Department (WRD) is advocating an innovative use of low-grade ore, cast away as mining rejects, to buffer up slopes surrounding water bodies instead ... Read more...

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Protests, shutdown in Visakhapatnam against bauxite mining


December 20th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 20 (IANS) The union environment ministry's experts committee arrived in Visakhaptanam Tuesday for public hearing on bauxite mining amid protests and a two-day shutdown in tribal areas of ... Read more...

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Searching for India office at UN conference venue (Postcard from Durban)


December 6th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 6 (IANS) Indian Environment Secretary T. Chatterjee was lost while searching for the India delegation office at the International Convention Centre here, the venue of UN climate change ... 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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‘Save Himalayas, create separate ministry for region’


September 9th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) A separate ministry should be set up for the Himalayas, which face ecological threats like deforestation and increasing pollution, a group of environmentalists suggested Friday."The ... Read more...

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Water pollution is lurid, punish environment offenders: Parliament panel


September 4th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Describing water pollution in the country as "lurid", a parliament panel has regretted that the criminal prosecution system for environmental offenders has not been ... 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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India’s first green tribunal gets scores of environment cases (Lead)


July 4th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT), a judicial body aimed at expediting environment-related cases and the first in the country, has got scores of cases to ... Read more...

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Court stays land allotment for Andhra power project (Lead, superseding earlier story)


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) In a setback to Andhra Pradesh government, the state high court Thursday stayed a government order allotting land to a thermal power project in Srikakulam district ... Read more...

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Court sets aside land allotment for Andhra power project


June 23rd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Thursday set aside a government order, allotting land to a thermal power project in Srikakulam district of north coastal Andhra.Dealing with ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh distances himself from Jaitapur nuke project


March 20th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Mar. 20 (ANI): Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has claimed that the impact assessment for the controversial Jaitapur nuclear power project in western India has been done by another government agency and ... 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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Eco concerns land mega Himachal projects in jeopardy


December 16th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Dec 16 (IANS) At least four hydropower and cement projects worth Rs.6,000 crore (over $1.3 billion) have got stuck in Himachal Pradesh in less than four months due to ... Read more...

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Environmentalists propose a ‘Himalaya Day’


December 8th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Calling attention towards the ecological threat faced by the Himalayas, a group of eminent environmentalists has written to all MPs and the presiding officers of both ... Read more...

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Apex court wants better work conditions in national tribunals


November 22nd, 2010 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the central government why one standard notification providing for uniform working conditions of all national tribunals was not being issued. The national ... Read more...

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Another Himachal dam project caught in logjam


November 4th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Nov 4 (IANS) Another mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh has been caught in an administrative logjam after the central environment and forests ministry objected to the transfer of ... Read more...

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Dedicated courts for environmental cases set up


October 19th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday launched the National Green Tribunal (NGT), aimed at expediting the hearing of environmental cases in the country.However, it will take some ... Read more...

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Green team visits Himachal hydro plant


October 2nd, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 2 (IANS) A team of the National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) Saturday visited Kinnaur district where the Kashang hydro-power project is coming up and heard grievances of the local people ... 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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Jairam Ramesh says polluter must pay for Mumbai oil spill


August 17th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 17 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said today that the 'polluter must pay' for the environmental and maritime losses arising out of the ... Read more...

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Polluters will have to pay for oil spill: Ramesh


August 17th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Days after an oil spill from the Panamanian ship that rammed into another vessel in Mumbai harbour affected the ecology of the area, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh ... Read more...

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Andhra High Court dismisses petition against power project


July 29th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Thursday dismissed a writ petition against the environmental clearance granted to East Coast Energy Pvt. Limited (ECEPL) for developing a thermal power project ... Read more...

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Green group asks Ramesh not challenge power plant quash order


July 24th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) An environmental group fighting against a proposed thermal power project in the wetlands of Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh has urged the environment and forests ministry not to ... Read more...

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Green team visits Lafarge’s Himachal plant site


June 23rd, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) A team of the National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) Wednesday visited Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district where French cement giant Lafarge's plant is coming up and heard grievances of ... Read more...

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Bhopal verdict very unsatisfactory, says Jairam Ramesh (Lead)


June 8th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Terming the verdict in the Bhopal gas disaster "very unsatisfactory", Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said his ministry will focus on strictly implementing the environment protection law ... Read more...

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Bhopal verdict ‘very unsatisfactory’, says Jairam Ramesh


June 8th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Terming the verdict of Bhopal gas disaster "very unsatisfactory", Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said his ministry will focus on strictly implementing the environment protection law to ... Read more...

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Environment clearance to Goa mining project scrapped


May 31st, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The environment and forests ministry Monday said the clearance given to an iron ore mining project in Goa has been kept in abeyance following an order from ... Read more...

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Now, a regulatory mechanism for wetland conservation


May 23rd, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The central government is planning to set up a legally enforceable regulatory mechanism for conservation of wetlands, a senior official of the environment ministry said Sunday. "There is ... Read more...

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Bill for environment agency in monsoon session


March 16th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The government will table a bill in parliament in the monsoon session for setting up the National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA), Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday. ... Read more...

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UAE observes National Environment Day


February 8th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 7 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has observed its 13th National Environment Day, WAM new agency reported Sunday. Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat) took part in the celebration with its ... Read more...

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Sulphur dioxide level drops in Delhi


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The level of sulphur dioxide (SO2), a major pollutant, has decreased in the national capital, data released by the environment ministry revealed Friday. While the sulphur ... Read more...

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AMU teacher receives Scientist of the Year Award-2009


December 30th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Dec 30 (IANS) Riaz Ahmad, a teacher at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has been conferred the Scientist of the Year Award-2009 by the National Environment Science Academy in New Delhi, ... Read more...

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Disinvest, use money for green assets: Finance Commission chief (With Images)


November 20th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The government should sell off half its public sector undertakings and use the $200 billion it will thus make to build environmental assets, 13th Finance Commission Chairman ... Read more...

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Amity training for IAS officers ends


November 13th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by ANI
NOIDA (UP), Nov.13 (ANI): Amity School of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (ASNRSD) and Amity Institute of Global Warming and Ecological Studies (AIGWES) conducted a week long In-service training for IAS officers ... Read more...

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Green tribunal a defunct organisation: Court


October 16th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Terming the National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) a defunct organisation, the Delhi High Court Friday pointed out it did not have a head despite several orders. Expressing displeasure ... Read more...

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