Environment ministry clears projects, even those rejected earlier, at an unprecedented rate and as per this analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the rate of granting clearances has increased by 42 per cent compared to last year.

After rejecting a proposal last year, the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests(MoEF) has recommended clearance of land for the controversial Kalu dam in

The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) is reconsidering its clearance for the controversial Kalu Dam in Thane district.

A Forest Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has stated that the state government project to build a dam on river Kalu in Thane district should be scrapped.

Environment Ministry rejected forest clearance to Kalu dam in Thane district

While irregularities were surfacing in irrigation projects around Mumbai in early April, the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) rejected forest clearance to the Kalu dam in Murbad taluka of Thane district, which would have submerged around 1,000 hectares of forest land. Work started last October without permission from the MOEF, and Indavi Tulpule of the Shramik Mukti Sanghatana said hundreds of trees were chopped, in blatant violation of the Forest Conservation Act. The dam didn't have approvals from the MoEF, there was no Environmental Impact

The Bombay high court on Thursday stayed the construction of a dam being built on Kalu River in Thane district because necessary permissions were not obtained by the state government from the Minis

After having fought a lonely battle against the state in their protest against the illegal Kalu and Shai dams in Murbad tehsil of Thane district, locals were surprised to find BJP, Shiv Sena, MNS a

Construction of a dam over the Kalu river in Murbad is crucial to address the water woes of Mumbai, the state government informed the Bombay High Court on Tuesday in response to a petition challenging the dam project.

Responding to a PIL filed by the Shramik Mukti Sanghatna, the Bombay high court on Thursday asked the state if clearances from the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) are required to build a dam on Kalu river in Thane.

The Shramik Mukti Sanghatna has alleged that the dam is being built without requisite permissions from the forest department.

The petitioners

Seismologists and geologists have expressed shock at the selection of the spot for building a dam across the river Kalu in Murbad, Thane.