The Ministry of Environment and Forests will consider permitting yet another coal mine in the dense Hasdeo-Arand forests of Chhattisgarh, an area that had earlier been declared too valuable to be o

Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh, often criticised for his controversial

New Delhi Backtracking on his decision to clear only one power plant in Orissa, environment minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday gave the green nod to three projects in the state

Blocks not actually within the biodiversity-rich region, he says The bastion of Hasdeo-Arand has finally been broken.

Environment Ministry Okay To Balance Ecological & Development Needs

KEEN to shrug off its obstructionist image, the environment ministry has said that it was willing to look at options that would balance the needs of development and environment. As part of this exercise, it has agreed to increase forest area available for mining in eight coalfields by 10%.

Resettlement row over Sipat project continues