The Orissa governemnt has been restrained from leasing out forest land and water bodies in the Bhitarkanika Sanctuary. The state government has further been restrained from allowing any aquaculture

India will try to settle the basmati patent issue with the United States through bilateral negotiations before taking it up with the World Trade Orgnisation. Measures to settle the issue bilaterally

There is likely to be a quantum jump in external assistance to Indian environmental protection projects in the current fiscal. As a result, the outlay for schemes to be covered under external aid

The Supreme Court has ordered a solid waste management commission in class I cities to examine the possibility of recycling urban waste to provide cheap fuel to the poorer sections of the urban

The Ministry of environment and forests has set a rigid time frame for installation of facilities in hospitals for scientific treatment of the bio-medical wastes. Failure to keep to the schedule as

Scientists are against a government move to bring about wide-ranging restrictions in the use of animals in pharmaceutical research. They fear if the rules by the Control and Supervision of

The Supreme Court has criticised the Madras High Court and the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board for not appreciating the significance of the case against Sakthi Sugar Ltd and other units that

Multinational life science company Monsanto has said the dreaded "terminator gene", believed to make grains sterile rendering them unfit for use as seed, does not exist as yet. Of late fears have

The Government has decided to ban use of bags made of recycled plastic. A notification to this effect is on the cards. Detailed guidelines on the management of plastic wastes will also be issued

The Government plans to ban excavation of top soil within a 50-km radius of coal and lignite based thermal power plants to check environmental damage owing to dumping of fly ash for landfills. The