The order was passed after the state government stated in an affidavit that out of 25 gram panchayats in the area, 13 have a forest area of 3,668.81 hectares and 22 gram panchayats are ready to dec

The Fly Ash Council, chaired by Chief Secretary Sumit Mallick, told Mahagenco to work out the commercials of providing fly ash for free.

With temperatures already having crossed 40 degree Celsius in some places in Maharashtra, health authorities have circulated a list of standard responses to heat-related medical emergencies to all

“Turmeric powder, flowers of marigold and flame of the forest, raw waste of beetroot and spinach and kattha used in paan are used as ingredients to obtain colour pigments."

The PIL seeks quashing of environmental clearance given by MoEF in November 2010 besides setting aside consent granted by Ministry of Civil Aviation for construction of phase-I of the project.

“The local authorities are responsible for ensuring that the municipal waste is segregated and reaches the assigned place for composting or landfill,” reads the petition.

Dayanand has also written to the Mumbai suburban collector, the MPCB and the Environment Secretary regarding the dumping of mud in the Mithi river.

Special state-level committee to submit comprehensive report to Union government in September 2018

The data was brought out by a Right to Information query filed by activist Chetan Kothari.

Harsh Shah, an animal welfare officer nominated by the Environment Ministry validates these claims.