A new environment minister and a sympathetic ministry helping company get clearances for projects stuck in the pipeline

Union environment minister, Jayanthi Natarajan, at a recent meeting told the Group of Ministers (GoM) that the system of ‘go’ and ‘no-go’ has not been mandated by the Forest Conservation Act, 1980

New Delhi Anticipating a shortfall of water for power generation in coming years, NTPC plans to use advanced technology to reduce the water requirement of its future coal-based power generating stations by 30%, a company source said.

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Ahead of a Pranab Mukherjee-chaired group of ministers (GoM) meet on Friday, environment and forests minister Jairam Ramesh has climbed down from his consistently firm and stated position by agreeing to relax the comprehensive environment pollution index (CEPI), that in turn will free up a string of 16 coal projects.

According to sources, Ramesh has agreed to increase the CEPI threshold to 75 p

KORBA (CHHATTISGARH): An immense expanse of fine grey fly-ash stretches out to meet the distant horizon, its flat surface rippled by slow-spinning whirlwinds.

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Co With Rights To A Block Mines In Excess Of Needs, May Have Made Over 200cr
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Korba: A vast grey moon-like crater lies where there was once lush green forest. In this corner of north Chhattisgarh

Leading mining group Vedanta Resources has been stripped of international safety awards amid claims that it won the prize without declaring that a chimney collapse at one of its sites had killed at least 40 workers last year, according to a media report.

Awards to Vedanta have been withdrawn by the British Safety Council (BSC) in response to findings thrown up by a broader analysis of deaths of

In India the mining operations have degraded significant area of land and have replaced the ecosystem of the mined out areas with the undesirable waste materials in form of overburden dumps. The process of coal extraction drastically alters the physical and biological nature of the mined out areas, so the land