The Maharashtra government should nominate the same for the Ramsar site, the NBWL has recommended.

“There has to be a right balance. Environmentally, though permissions have been granted for mega projects, at times the conditions applied are a bit too stringent,” Bhatia said.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of National Highways Authority of India Vs Government of Maharashtra & Others dated 03/09/2015 regarding diversion of forest land to the non-forest purpose in the area of Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Panvel Taluka of Raigad District, Maharashtra.

MUMBAI: The Rs 1,1000-crore Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) project will not face environmental impediments as the Union environment and forest ministry (MoEF) is likely to approve the eco-sensiti

Twenty eight major highway projects have hit a road block owing to clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forest. Some projects are as old as 2006.

Forest Officials Say Tankers Will Be Used To Refill Lakes

Mumbai: In a major boost for the proposed Navi Mumbai airport, the Bombay high court on Tuesday gave its goahead to Cidco’s request to be able to clear mangroves for the greenfield project.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nicholas H. Almeida Vs M/s Lenzing Modi Fibres India Pvt Ltd & Others dated 13/09/2013 regarding the setting up of a viscose staple fibre plant near the vicinity of Karnala Birds Sanctuary by Lenzing Modi Fibres India Private Ltd.

Mumbai may finally get its new airport now as a panel of the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has given the ‘green signal’ for the multi-billion rupee project.

Member of Parliament Maneka Gandhi has written to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan alleging that a company has begun illegal construction near Karnala bird sanctuary in Panvel.

In the letter, Gandhi said a private company had sought permission to set up a factory within 10 kilometres of the sanctuary, which houses 147 species of Indian birds and 37 migratory bird species, including some endangered species. She said the company intended to dispose its effluent into the sea.