Ever since Jairam Ramesh took over as environment minister, change has become a constant in the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF). It began with his much-publicised move to fix glass doors in his room to promote transparency. Then came the polite burial of the ministry

With the realisation that climate change was impacting resources of water, the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA), under the Ministry of Water Resources, has urged the States to make it mandatory for institutions to adopt rooftop rain water harvesting and promote artificially recharged ground water. The principle is to catch every drop where it falls.

With the realisation that climate change was impacting resources of water, the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA), under the Ministry of Water Resources, has urged the States to make it mandatory for institutions to adopt rooftop rain water harvesting and promote artificially recharged ground water. The principle is to catch every drop where it falls.

Letter to Principal Secretary (forests) govt of Gujarat to Assistant Inspector General of Forests regarding diversion of 1840 ha of reserved forest land for development of port based Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Mundra and Dhrub villages of Mundra taluka in Kutch East Forest Division in favour of M/s Mundra Port & Special Economic Zone Lim

J. Venkatesan

NEW DELHI: The Central Empowered Committee appointed by the Supreme Court has recommended that the Uttar Pradesh Government be told to stop all construction work for the upcoming Noida park project till environmental clearance is obtained from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests.

Atiq Khan
LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government has protested against the alleged move of the UnionGovernment and the Ministry of Environment and Forests to influence the Central Empowered Committee on the issue of development of a park in memory of Bahujan Samaj Party founder Kanshi Ram, in Sector 14 and 16 A of Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The committee has been constituted by the Supreme Court.

While the National Environment Appellate Authority was set up as an independent body to address cases in which environmental clearances have been granted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, it has failed to serve as an effective redressal mechanism to address the grievances of aggrieved citizens.

New Delhi: Despite a January 2009 order against use of plastic bags in main markets, local shops and showrooms, Delhiites cannot seem to give up on this one particular habit. Many of those using these bags claim they are 40 microns or above and are either compostable or bio-degradable.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday underlined the importance of a unified approach for protection of the ridge in Delhi as her Government is facing difficulties due to multiplicity of authorities in the Capital city. She was speaking in a National Conference of Environment and Forest Ministers of States at Vigyan Bhawan in the Capital.

NEW DELHI: Noting that the Delhi Government was facing difficulties in protecting the Ridge due to multiplicity of authority, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday emphasised the need for a unified approach in dealing with the situation.

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