Punjab lost almost two lakh trees every year to development works in the past five years (2011-12 to 2015-16).

Gandhinagar: The government has cleared the long pending proposal of widening the busy four-lane Ahmedabad-Rajkot highway to six lanes in public private partnership (PPP) mode.

They were present in the court along with Chief Conservator of Forest T S K Reddy and Deputy Conservator of Forest (Nagpur) Mallikarjun.

Greenery on six major roads in the state will be a thing of the past, as 88,593 trees are being felled for the expansion work.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Friends Vs. Ministry of Environment, Forest & CC & Others dated 31/05/2016 regarding felling of trees for widening of NH-87 from Rampur to Kathgodam, Uttarakhand. NGT disposes of this Application with the directions that there will be no felling of trees for widening of NH-87 from Rampur to Kathgodam unless the concerned authorities have obtained Forest Clearance for felling of trees and have provided compensatory afforestation.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Yasoraminfra Developers Pvt. Ltd. Yasoraminfra Developers Pvt. Ltd. & Others Vs Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority & Others dated 12/05/2016 regarding construction of two flyovers over the Chilavanoor backwaters in Cochin Corporation, State of Kerala.

NGT in its Judgement said that the Project Proponent - Yasoraminfra Developers Pvt. Ltd. has to get the project cleared as per CRZ Notification, 2011.

Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar often pats his ministry’s back for taking numerous measures to simplify green clearances and facilitate ease of busine

Calabar — The controversy surrounding the construction of the $3.5 billion super highway has deepened as the Cross River State Government has dared the Federal Government claiming ownership of its

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of N. Subrahmanyam Vs Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change & Others dated 21/04/2016. This application is filed seeking for a permanent injunction against the authorities from proceeding with the project of expansion of National Highway awarded subsequent to common tender Notification dated 9.4.2015 involving cutting and removal of trees.

AGRA: In a one of its kind initiative, a 197km-long "bicycle highway" will be constructed from Taj Mahal's East gate to Etawah lion safari at a cost of Rs 94 crore.

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