Consideration of projects for environmental clearance based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI)- Extension of Moratorium up to 30-09-2011.

The National Tiger Conservation Authority in association with its various partner organisations declared the official tiger estimate in India for 2010. This latest tiger census puts estimated tiger population in the country at 1636.

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This document details the Black Carbon Research Initiative launched by India as part of the National Carbonaceous Aerosols Programme (NCAP). This joint initiative of several government ministries & leading research institutions builds on the existing work and sets out the science programme to respond to the scientific questions surrounding Black carbon.

Letter from Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Environment & Forests to Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on actions to avoid human deaths in Corbett area.

Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society: Final orders and other relevant documents.

MoEF has rejected Vedanta's mining project in Orissa. Read this final decision by MoEF on grant of forest clearance in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts for proposal submitted by Orissa Mining Corporation on mining in Lanjigarh.

The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) considered the report submitted by the four member committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests vide its order dated 29.06.2010 for investigation into a proposal submitted by the Government of Orissa for diversion of 660.749 ha forest land in favour of Orissa Mining Corporation Ltd for bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri hills in Kalahandi and

14 mining leases were visited in five forest divisions (Satna, Balaghat, Bhandara, Kolhapur and Vadodara) spread across three states namely Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. The study included various minerals like Limestone, Bauxite, Ochre, Manganese, Fluorspar and Kyanite. (Out of 14 mining leases 3 were for underground mining and 11 were for opencast mining.)


Presentation by Prof. Madhav Gadgil on Western Ghats (17th August 2010
WGEEP 5th Meeting).

This expert panel report on Vedanta's bauxite mining
project in Orissa submitted to MoEF on August 16, 2010 says that the
company must not given permission for this project as it has illegally
occupied forest land andwill also threaten survival of local tribes. <br>