Cement manufacturing giant Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd today said it was adopting a standardised approach to sustainable development by adhering to various environmental norms in its operations across

SHILLONG: The RTI findings on the cement plants in Jaintia Hills has exposed the connivance of the various Government departments including the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) and

SHILLONG: While admitting that the issue of alleged encroachment of the cement plants in Jaintia Hills into the forest areas is a serious matter, Forest and Environment Minister Prestone Tynsong sa

Shillong, Jan. 6: The Opposition NCP today demanded the immediate closure of the cement plants operating in forest areas in Meghalaya’s Jaintia Hills district.

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SHILLONG: The Jaintia Youth Federation (central body) has expressed its serious concern over the fate of enquiry into the establishment of huge cement plants that are operating in the district and

Shillong: In view of the July 2011 verdict of the Supreme Court vis-à-vis Lafarge cements on the issue of mining in ‘deemed’ forest land, the High-Level Committee constituted by the State as per di

Apart from destroying over 38,000 trees and affecting 1.26 lakh trees, as many as 50 families in Talain village will be displaced permanently by the controversial Lafarge cement plant being set up

SHILLONG: The State NCP has demanded an independent inquiry into the alleged use of forest land by as many as five cement companies in Jaintia Hills.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Leader of Opposition Conrad Sangma asserted that these cement companies are operating in the middle of forest land which is a violation of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980.

SHILLONG: The State Government-constituted high-level committee, which has been assigned the task to ascertain whether the cement plants in Jaintia Hills are mining limestone from forest areas, is likely to submit its report within November.