Though the government is promoting micro hydel power plants near Kukke Subrahmanya with subsidies for those that are above 25 mega watts and waiving the requirement of environmental clearance, they

BHOPAL: A village panchayat in Chhindwara district has challenged Union environment ministry over its letter to National Biodiversity Board (NBA) wherein it refused to treat coal as a bio-resource.

The high court has amended its decision not to hear ‘green’ cases and has clarified that it will continue to hear cases already pending before it, while new cases will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

It was decided earlier that the high court will not hear 45 types of cases related to environmental issues, but would refer them to the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) regional bench in Chennai.

In a significant ruling, the High Court on Friday dismissed a petition by Mahyco Monsanto and others seeking to quash criminal proceedings against them, University of Agriculture Sciences (UAS), Dh

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bio Diversity Management Committee Vs. Western Coal Fields Ltd. & Others dated 08/10/2013 on wheather coal falls under the definition of “Biological Resources” as defined under the Bio Diversity Act, 2002.

MoEF, National Biodiversity Authority given more time on coal.

National Green Tribunal (NGT), Bhopal on Wednesday refused to stay proceedings of chief judicial magistrate's (CJM) court against Som Group of companies for alleged violations of Bio-diversity Act

Environment conservation has taken a backseat in the district, with the Kochi Corporation and municipalities not preparing People’s Biodiversity Registers (PBR) yet.

By suggesting that even coal extraction falls within provisions of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and its specifi c provision of access and benefi t-sharing, the Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board has raised important questions relating to the interpretation of the law. While the principle of profit sharing from commercial use of biological sources is justifi able, the authors argue that the principle of the conservation ethic should not be lost.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Thursday said that it has jurisdiction to hear the petition filed by NGOs Goa Foundation and Peaceful Society, on the implementation of the Gadgil panel report on