The power ministry will have to defer planned initial bids for the upcoming ultra-mega power project (UMPP) in Tamil Nadu, as it does not meet all requirements under the new norms for prevention of

The Ministry of Environment and Forests constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Shri J.M. Mauskar, Special Secretary to Government of India vide Office Order No.J-11013/30/2009-IA.II (I) (Pt.) dated 14th December, 2009 to examine the issues relating to monitoring of projects.

Report of the Committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests to holistically address the issue of poaching in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Union ministry ‘abdicated its responsibility regarding environmental clearance of such buildings’: CAG

PANJIM: State Environment Minister Aleixo Sequeira is confident of settling issue of sand mining which is plaguing Goa, during his upcoming meeting with Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, scheduled on July 11.

Talking to Herald, the minister said that the issue will be resolved soon as Union Ministry has shown some positive response to our proposal.

EIA authority says no to prior environmental clearance
Margao: Mumbai-based Ms K Rajeha Universal

MUMBAI: Environmentalists have urged union minister for environment Jairam Ramesh to ban sand mining across Maharashtra as a first to stop illegal sand mining and save the state's creeks and coastline.

Thiruvananthapuram: Union environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday said the proposed international cricket stadium in Kochi and the hydel power project in Athirappally cannot be given environment clearance.

Nearly two months after the Union Environment Ministry refused to give a go-ahead to the coastal road plan of the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation and asked the state government to seek a legal opinion on the current Coastal Regulatory Zone notification, the MSRDC has no clarity if the project would see the light of the day.

The MSRDC had sought legal opinion from the Advocate Gen

MARGAO, Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority on Thursday directed Project Director of Rural Development Agency, South, to halt all type of construction and related works on the retaining wall on the banks of a rivulet, a tributary of River Sal at Dongorim-Navelim.
In his order, GCZMA Member Secretary Michael D