Four new states joined the list in 2017-18; joblessness rate rose fastest in Gujarat: NSSO

Unemployment in 11 states exceeds national average, shows NSSO report

Majority of victims in the 15-34 age group

Under the UPA government, a working group was formed to look into the revision of pollution categories

At present only courts have the authority to impose penalty on the basis of complaints filed by authorised officers; it has hardly ever led to action

CBI investigation into alleged irregularities in granting mining permits in Saranda could limit the space for political discretion in giving green clearances

According to the guidelines, if a PSU wants to enter into a joint venture, it will have to select its partner through competitive bidding process

The decision will now lie with the district-level forest administrator, the divisional forest officer (DFO), to give away forest land to miners in such cases

The 3,000-Mw project got the panel's nod by allowing the NHPC to reduce the dam height by only 10 metres - a proposal which had been rejected only a month ago by environment ministry

Environment ministry bars expert appraisal panels from asking for additional studies midway through appraisal; eases land acquisition norms

Environment ministry relaxes rules in and around wildlife sanctuaries and national parks for project developers