As the draft report on the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Vizhinjam port project faces a public hearing on Saturday, environmentalists are not happy with the manner in which the report has projected the impact of the port on Vizhinjam.

In fact, non-governmental organisation Coastal Watch has gone to the extent of saying that the draft EIA report “reads like a campaign material rather than an objective environmental impact assessment of the project”.

Mumbai: The state revenue and forest department on Thursday said it would elevate mangroves on government land in and around Mumbai from ‘protected forests’ to ‘reserved forests’ under section 4 of

This detailed inventory of coasts of India published by Space Applications Centre, ISRO, includes studies on coastal land use mapping, inventory of vital coastal habitats, impact of sea level rise and development of coastal zone information system.

There is incontrovertible evidence that the Adani project – port and SEZ – at Mundra in Gujarat has violated and not complied with environmental clearance conditions says this report of a committee set up by MoEF to inspect the project. The five-member committe was headed by environmentalist Sunita Narain.

The Environment Impact Assessment Notification (EIA), 2006 and its amendments thereafter require all new projects or activities and / or expansion and modernization of existing projects or activities listed in the schedule to the said Notification with capacity beyond threshold limits prescribed thereunder, to obtain prior Environment Clearance

The scam-tainted Adarsh Housing Society on Friday sought the Bombay High Court to transfer its petition challenging the demolition order passed against it by the Union Ministry of Environment and F

Adyar Creek’s gain is Foreshore Estate’s loss in this green move that seems to have gone terribly wrong.

The Public Works Department is now dumping construction debris, ordered to be removed by the National Green Tribunal from the Adyar Creek estuary, in Foreshore Estate, on the beach near Srinivasapuram. Truckloads of debris from the creek is now being dumped on the beach to level it so that the Ganesha idols could be immersed, said a contractor, who has been given the licence to clear the debris from the estuary.

The Adarsh housing society does not have any clearance from the Central environment ministry, and the construction of the building is therefore illegal, the director of the ministry told the Adarsh commission looking into the controversy on Thursday.

The statement has brought the issue of environmental violations in the society to prominence, barely two weeks after the issue of ownership of the land reached a degree of closure with the commission’s report holding that it belongs to the state government.

MUMBAI: The state government seems to have finally hit upon the idea of trading in scarce land as equity for slum redevelopment in areas governed by coastal regulation zone (CRZ) norms.

In a major setback to OPG Power Gujarat, the National Green Tribunal has directed it to stop work at its 300 Mw thermal power plant at Bhadreshwar, Gujarat.

The ongoing construction work was challenged before the Tribunal by fisherfolk, saltpan workers and local villagers. The Tribunal said till all approvals were obtained by the project proponent, no construction activity should take place, said Ritwik Dutta, legal counsel for the appellants.

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