The green court refused to set aside the EC after it was convinced that the new Capital would not harm the floodplains and wetlands

Given the potential, State govt. can work wonders in the upcoming capital’

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Principal Bench grilled the counsels of Andhra Pradesh about the proposals to raise the height of the proposed capital area, Amaravati, to protect constructions fr

The 6.84-sq km start-up area, which will be the heart of Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, will be better, greener and more modern than the famed Singapore city-state itself.

Determined to shift the Darbar by June, the State government is going ahead with its plans to construct a temporary capital, despite the fact that cases are pending in the National Green Tribunal (

MHADA finalised Thursday a budget of Rs 4,897.11 crore for 2013-14, with almost 50 per cent of the money or Rs 2,411 crore being allocated for land acquisition and construction of affordable houses.

"We have kept aside nearly Rs 750 crore for land acquisition. The largest potential for land acquisition is in Pune. Last year, we scouted for private land and realised there were not many prospects for acquisition under boards such as Konkan, Amravati and Aurangabad. There were a few proposals in Nashik, but the rates were too high and land titles not clear," said Satish Gavai, vice-president and CEO.

Assessment of landfill gases (LFG) with appropriate methodology for control of green house gas emission as well as possibility for waste to energy conversion are the prime objectives of the study. Generation of LFG from a particular heap of wastes can not be interlinked with the potential of LFG generation.