Nagpur: In a bid to simplify forest clearances to development projects, the ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) has constituted regional empowered committees (RECs).

The high court's land mark order on Monday , which affirmed the con stitutional validity of the Kerala Forest (Vesting and Management of Ecologically Fragile Lands) Act, 2003 has in many ways put a

India lost a chunk of its forest wealth in the first six months of 2014 as regional offices and State Advisory Groups (SAGs) of the Environment Ministry approved 50 of the 65 proposals which requir

The Veerappa Moily-led Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) is set to notify new Forest Conservation (Amendment) Rules, 2013 that will bring in more ‘realistic’ timelines for granting forest

The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 had been enacted by the Government of India on October 25, 1980 through an Act of Parliament. Since then, a lot of development has taken place by way of framing of Forest Conservation Rules and issue of Guidelines from time to time.

Blamed frequently for delaying green clearances to key infrastructure projects, the MoEF has come up with new and more “realistic” timelines that can be met, giving more time to both states and the

New Delhi With more than 1,800 projects awaiting forest clearance in the country, the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has cited non-submission of essential information and documents by t

Coal mine A committee headed by Planning Commission member B K Chaturvedi has asked for incentives to states for faster ecology clearances for coal mining. It has suggested a larger share of power from the Centre’s unallocated quota, a larger allocation of coal blocks and higher special plan grants.