The weekly digest of important reports, research, policy documents, regulations, studies, court cases, protests,conflicts, initiatives, photos, data, statistics, infographics, presentations on the India Environment Portal, 09 - 14 Feburary 2014.
Asian chief justices and judges recognize that they have much to gain by exchanging experiences with judges across borders. Their professional ties with fellow judges are often strong, given their shared professional challenges.
New Delhi: Environment minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday withdrew the controversial rule that would have required victims pay 1% of the compensation they sought from polluters as fee to the National Green Tribunal.
New Delhi: While the environment ministry fights a pitched battle with industry on green clearances, the one legal tool the aam admi had to fight bad projects has been pushed into limbo by the same ministry. The National Green Tribunal, where any citizen could file an appeal against an environmental clearance or project in violation of environmental laws, remains out of operation.
The Minister for Forest Filipe Neri Rodrigues on Monday assured the House to constitute two cells, one each for the two districts within a period of one month -- to monitor cases of dispute about forest land pending in different courts.