Sets up two panels to look into pollution and state of drains

A large number of consumers have switched to using Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) to save electricity but in the absence of any monitoring system and with most of the disposal chain being in the

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday reserved its final orders on two applications, one with regard to dumping of waste and debris and encroachment in the Yamuna’s floodplains, and the othe

The High Power Committee on Air and Water Pollution, set up by Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung earlier this month, has asked Secretaries of various Ministries as well as noted environmentalist Suni

In its fight to save Delhi trees, NGT issues contempt of court notice to the Delhi Jal Board

Quick on the heels of contempt of court notices issued to the Engineer-in-Chief of the Public Works Department (PWD) and the Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (APCCF) of the Forest Department last Thursday, the Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday issued contempt of court notice to the Chief Executive Officer of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).

Jharkhand tribal villagers say their consent to operationalise coal block has been forged

In January, the Coal Ministry asked companies to show cause why coal blocks allocated to them should not be taken back for not starting production. Given the threat, companies have scrambled to get clearances in the last few months allegedly with the collusion of officials.

‘HEC has resold land to govt. and builders for fat sum’.

Coerced and threatened over the past year, they are fighting for rights over forestland that is part of coal-block given to Tata Steel

In Latehar district’s Jala village, a hamlet of 250 tribal villagers has refused to make way for coal mining by Tata Steel and Adhunik Power and Natural Resource Limited (APNRL) till their forest rights are settled first.

RJD and Congress ministers had opposed auction policy

With coalition partners the Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) and the Congress stepping up opposition to the government’s policy to auction sand from riverbeds, Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday night announced that the government would restore access and control over the minor minerals to panchayats.

The mine, closed for years, was reopened six months back, says a minerd

A coal miner was killed when a portion of the Bharat Coking Coal Limited’s underground coal mine collapsed in Nirsa, Dhanbad on Monday. Three mine workers remained trapped inside the mine at Basantimata colliery till late Monday evening.