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

PANJIM, A division bench of Bombay High Court at Goa comprising Justice S C Dharmadhikari and F M Reis stayed till further notice on Tuesday a Rs 25 lakh proposal of the Tourism Department to illuminate public beaches in North Goa.

The order was recorded in a PIL filed by the Goa Foundation in the wake of news reports that the Tourism Department had sanctioned the money to the Electricity Depar

A full list of violators and violations of the Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) 1991 notifications will be put up on the Ministry of Environment and Forests Web site by December, said the Environment Minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh, on Friday.

Following a meeting with the Maharashtra Chief Minister, Mr Prithviraj Chavan, the Environment Minister said that the first notice has already been sent against

MUMBAI: The Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has lifted the ban on sand mining in the ecologically fragile Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri districts along the Konkan coast, for two years. But while making this announcement, environment minister Jairam Ramesh clarified that mining activities will be restricted to those areas that do not fall under the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ).

Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said Harsiddhi Heights apartments in Worli was the first structure to be served a notice under Section (5) of the Environment Protection Act for violation of CRZ 1991 norms.

Announcing the new CRZ notifications in January 2011, Ramesh had said the MoEF would be issuing a directive to all state governments under Section (5) of the Environm

The state government

Every inch of sand dunes and mangroves that are dotting Goa

To fast track port capacity expansion projects under the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode, the ministry of shipping has demanded an exemption from Coastal Regulation Zone authorities in states.

Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh will be in Mumbai on Friday to meet Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and the two are expected to discuss the proposal for a coastal road instead of the Worli-Haji Ali sea link. The state government has now proposed to build the second phase of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link as a coastal road instead of a sea link.