Coal India (CIL) is planning to move court against the Madhya Pradesh government decision defining coal as a biological resource and warning of imposing a benefit-sharing levy on state-run coal com

R-Power, Essar could be hit as state mulls benefit-sharing levy for ecology loss

In yet another case of a state government asserting its right on natural resources, Madhya Pradesh is set to issue notices imposing a new environmental benefit-sharing levy on mining companies operating in the state. This could spell more trouble for captive coal mine operators, already grappling with issues of green clearances.

Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board on Wednesday registered a compliant against Som Group of Companies, who are in liquor business for prosecution with chief judicial magistrate, Bhopal.

INDORE: Green Tribunal, Bhopal, has issued notices to Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), Coal India, National Biodiversity Committee, Union ministry of environment and forest and MP state biodiversi

The National Biodiversity Authority has come under attack for its failure to take a stand and determine the exact percentage of equitable benefit sharing with regard to coal producers and other com

A big debate has started over the definition of “biological resources” as Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) has responded to the notice by Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board that they were ext

A chargesheet has been filed against Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), a subsidiary of Monsanto, the US agri business firm, for violating the bio-piracy laws in developing Bt Brinjal varie

The second Indian Biodiversity Congress (IBC 2012) held at Bangalore earlier this month has called for a ban on field trials of Genetically Modified (GM) crops in India and a 10-year moratorium on Bt food crops.

The three-day event, which witnessed a large turnout of scientists, conservationists, environmentalists, civil society groups and local communities from across the country, stressed the need to bring the regulation of biotechnological processes and products under the purview of the Biodiversity Act. For the purpose, the Department of Biotechnology should be brought within the Ministry of Environment and Forests, it suggested.

PANJIM: The Goa State Biodiversity Board, in its first substantial meeting in many years and first since the board was reconstituted, has taken a strong stand that no project in Goa will go ahead without the consent of the Board.

According to sources present at the Board meeting, the members of the board were of the unanimous view that no project should be granted permission and neither can any other environment regulatory bodies such as the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority or the Goa State Pollution Control Board issue their respective permissions without the permission of the biodiversity board.

A Division Bench of High Court of Karnataka headed by Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen said on Tuesday that dharnas must be organised against the United States of America for its ‘continued intransigence in complying with global biodiversity norms.’

“This might perhaps be the best solution to the problems of global biodiversity conservation,” the Division Bench noted during the hearing of a public interest litigation filed by the Environment Support Group (ESG) alleging large-scale violation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, various related laws and the convention on Biological Diversity, 1992.

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