Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday criticised the country's

The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) on Friday announced the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011, as part of which the no development zone has been reduced from 200 metre from the high-tide line to 100 metres to meet increased demands of housing of fishing and other traditional coastal communities.

Delineation of HTL and LTL for the proposed port & ancillary infrastructure development at Mundra in Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat, Phase I & II.

The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has issued showcause notices to the Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone (MPSEZ) located in Mundra taluka of Kutch district for violating the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991.

The ministry has also simultaneously issued showcause notices to OPG Power Gujarat, which is planning a 300-mw thermal power plant about 20 km from the MPSEZ, for

Opening up the possibility for the redevelopment of hundreds of slums along the Mumbai coastline, the Environment Ministry has decided to relax Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms for areas having special development needs such as Greater Mumbai and Kerala.

The CRZ notification of 1991, that seeks to protect and regulate the use of land within 500 metres of the coast, prevents almost any new co

Vocational training to be given for fishermen

Conservation measures:A team of United Nations Development Programme, New Delhi, at Kurusadai Island in Gulf of Mannar near Mandapam on Thursday.


A formal assessment of power plant effluents dispersion and sediment transport
processes taking place with respect to the prevailing environmental conditions
such as, flow regime, wave climate, wind effects etc.

Kachchh, the 2nd largest district in India (45,652 km2) and located in the north-western region of Gujarat, experiences tropical arid climate (13 average rainy days in a year) with high evapotranspiration rate resulting in degradation of land. Higher dependence on groundwater for agricultural and industrial activities has accelerated the salinity

In a bid to improve marine ecology of the state, the Gujarat Ecology Commission would be transplanting corals from the Gulf of Mannar in Tamil Nadu to the Gulf of Kutch.

The National Board for Wildlife, headed by Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, rejected some big projects, including a port project in Gujarat, signalling that the ministry would not clear projects in ecologically sensitive zones.