In an undertaking submitted to the National Green Tribunal, the State Government on Monday said that it would not fell trees in Mahan forests till October.

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday constituted a committee comprising representatives of the Environment & Forests Ministry, the Ridge Management Board and the Delhi Government’s Additional

Green Tribunal had directed Forest Department to maintain status quo

The Haryana Forest Department seems to have finally admitted what an inquiry conducted by an IAS officer in Sirsa had indicated and what an NGO that moved the National Green Tribunal (NGT) against the department’s move of felling trees through auction to private agencies has been contending.

An inquiry report into the allegations of irregularities and misappropriation of funds in the auction of trees by Sirsa Forest Division in Kalanwali range of the Haryana Forest Department points to

The Supreme Court had ordered setting up of an independent and powerful environment regulator to weed out corruption in grant of environmental clearances to projects but the Centre on Tuesday told it that it could only set up a body sans power to penalize violators and polluters.

While asking that a regulator be set up at both central and state levels by March 31, the apex court green bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik had on January 6 ordered that the regulator should evaluate projects, enforce environmental conditions for approvals and impose penalties on polluters.

To stop the destruction of forests and increase its green cover to 33% as laid down in the national policy, the state forests department has launched a campaign to rope in villagers to voluntarily

The Vidarbha Environmental Action Group (VEAG) has hailed Supreme Court judgment directing the Union government to set up the national environment regulator and its offices in all the states by Mar

For independent, transparent appraisal & approval of projects

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the government to appoint a Regulator with offices in States under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for appraising projects, enforcing environmental conditions for approvals and imposing penalties on polluters.

In a major blow to the Centre's election year decision to speed up environmental clearance to long pending projects, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered the government to appoint a national regulat

The Supreme Court today set a stiff less than 3-month deadline for the Centre for setting up a National Regulator with “offices in as many states as possible” under the Environment (Protection) Act 1986 to clear mining and other projects in forest areas.

A three-member Green Bench of the SC headed by Justice AK Patnaik clarified that it had directed, not advised, the Centre in 2011 to set up the regulator. The Bench, which included Justices SS Nijjar and FMI Kalifulla, passed the order, dispelling Centre’s doubts on this score.