After mooting the move to do away with prior green clearances for big building projects, the Union environment ministry has delayed notifying these major changes even as the urban development minis

The Nayak committee has recommended relaxing construction along the coast, which could lead to a realty boom in the area

SEIAA frowns on long wait for appraisal

Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has proposed restrictions on house construction by fisherfolk in coastal buffer zone, as a preventive measure to avoid damage to life and property.

Bengaluru: The legislature committee probing lake encroachments has directed civic agencies to temporarily stop construction in the vicinity of waterbodies.

Pune: The National Green Tribunal bench here has censured the Pune Municipal Corporation for making contradictory claims over building permission given to a mega residential-cum-commercial project

The AAP government has imposed an environment compensation penalty of Rs 50,000 per day on 20 major projects, including British School in Chanakyapuri, proposed Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business

VADODARA: On 57th Foundation Day, Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel on Sunday said her government has decided to make 300 villages across the state self-reliant on the lines of smart cities.

The poor in cities are faced with dual challenge – that of housing shortages and of increased vulnerability to climate change impacts, given the location of their houses as well as their capacities to recover. More often than not, housing for the urban poor is not only an asset, but also a place for income generation.

MUMBAI: The municipal corporation's proposal to reclaim land in eco-sensitive coastal areas and allow construction in no-development zones (NDZ) has met stiff opposition from city activists.