Bengaluru: The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has rejected the Karnataka government’s proposed run-of-the-river Shivanasamudram hydro-electric power project, citing technicalities on im

Karnataka’s objections to the K.

KSPCB says plans already pending with State govt.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of K. S. Ravi Vs. State of Karnataka & Others dated 04/09/2018 regarding restraining construction activities at Kaikondrahalli Vilalge, BBMP Ward No. 150 (Bellandur Ward), Mahadevpura Zone, Bengaluru. The grievance of the applicant is that the project called ‘SJR Watermark Project’ on the bank of Kaikondrahalli Lake in Bengaluru was within less than 10 meters from the edge of the lake as against the requirement of distance of 30 meters which is a buffer/no development/no construction Zone.

Bengaluru: A month after Wipro chairman Azim Premji met chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and offered to work towards fighting air pollution in the state, the government is chalking out a plan with spe

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of B. Raghupathy Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/08/2018 regarding M/s. New Ark Project proceeding with a project without mandatory requirement of environmental clearance. The project consists of high-rise residential apartments and a commercial complex. The project involves extraction of ground water, generation of waste, generation of effluents, pollution of water streams, adverse population density and increased vehicular emissions. The project is in the catchment area of Bellandur and/or Varthur Lakes.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sarvabhoum Bagali Vs. State of Karnataka & Others dated 20/08/2018. The grievance in this application is the order of State of Karnataka dated 18.11.2016 under the provisions of Karnataka Minor Mineral Concession Rule, 1994 permitting use of JCB for sand mining and permitting instream sand mining at the base of the river is in conflict with the Sustainable Sand Mining Management Guidelines, 2016 issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).

The worsening air pollution at Anand Rao Circle following increase in high-rise buildings, prompted the board to install the first air quality monitoring station there in 1983.

Dr T V Ramachandra, lead scientist at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), who had warned the government in 2015 of the dangers of supplying poorly treated water, to Kolar insists that it is pol

In February, artist Avril Stormy Unger spent 10 hours each day for five days on Old Madras Road, sitting with wilted flowers and an anti-pollution mask, on an over-sized chair, next to an air quali

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