A Bill to provide for the establishment of a National Green Tribunal for the effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources including enforcement of any legal right relating to environment and giving relief and compensation for damages to persons and property and for matters connected therewith or incidental

The Goa State Pollution Control Board may find it difficult to issue show cause notices to erring units or mines, infrastructural projects including those in Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) areas as per an office order issued by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests.

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.

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