The Government of India is mulling extending the validity of key statutory approvals like environment and forestry clearances by three years in respect of mining leases headed for expiry by March 31, 2020. The step, if implemented, will ensure hassle-free auctions of the mines besides facilitating seamless change in ownership.
Environmentalists have raised concerns over the recent Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification issued by the Union environment ministry, stating that it has now allowed construction within 50 metres of the high tide line.
The National Clean Air Programme launched by the centre proposes a “tentative national target” of 20%-30% reduction in PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations by 2024, with 2017 as the base year for comparison. It will be rolled out in 102 cities that are considered to have air quality worse than the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
In yet another push for easing the environmental clearance regime, the government has now standardised the conditions for infrastructure, construction projects such as airports, ports, ropeways and townships.
In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 6 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Environment (Protection) Rules. 1986. These rules may be called the Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2018.
Directorate of Energy, Government of Himachal Pradesh undertook the task of conducting Cumulative Environmental Impact Assessment (CEIA) Study for Beas river basin in Himachal Pradesh with an objective to assess the cumulative impacts of hydropower development in the basin.
This is a compilation of the Notifications issued by the Ministry pertaining to EIA from September, 2006 to December, 2018. Some of the notifications are sub-judice. Therefore, all such notification shall be eventually read with directions/orders of Hon’ble Courts/Tribunal.
The Union Cabinet has approved Submission of India's second Biennial Update Report (BUR) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change towards fulfilment of the reporting obligation under the Convention. The scope of BUR is to provide an update to India's first BUR to UNFCCC.