New Delhi: The environment ministry has ordered demolition of the 31-storey Adarsh housing society building for failing to obtain green clearances needed for construction in a coastal zone like south Mumbai

When US president Barack Obama uncharacteristically took to the floor to join a Koli dance in November, the images were beamed across the world with the tacit affirmation that all was well with the oldest community of Mumbai.

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Senior officials from the Union home ministry arrived in Diu on Thursday to listen to local residents

Fishworkers' associations have come out against the inclusion of the term 'other local communities' in the provision on No Development Zone (NDZ) in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011 issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) as it can be misused.

They feel that the notification leaves a lot to interpretation and can be misused by builders to claim prime coastal

MUMBAI: The city's network of roads is ready to expand thanks to the new coastal regulation zone notification, which the Centre announced last Friday. The civic body has already indentified 69 arterial roads and thoroughfares in the eastern and western suburbs.

If forests belong to the forest-dwellers, then the coastal areas should belong to the fishing community.

The new Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), notified by the Union Ministry for Environment and Forest will benefit slum dwellers, fisher folks and residents of dilapidated buildings falling in the coastal zones of Greater Mumbai.

The Environment Minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh, told a press conference at the weekend that nearly six lakh residents of 146 slum clusters and 620 dilapidated buildings would n

Say the MoEF has not kept its word on provisions of Act
Fish workers warn of agitation

The new notification a challenge to implement, admits Union Minister