It Will Have To Pay Rs 130cr For Development Of Tribal Area, Env Ministry Tells SC

New Delhi: The ministry of forests and environment (MoEF) on Monday told the Supreme Court that Lafarge Umiam could resume limestone mining in Meghalaya under the revised Conservation Plan and it had to pay up to Rs 130 crore towards afforestation and development of tribal area around the mines.

JOWAI: The Jaintia Students

Participants of an orientation programme on understanding the environment impact assessment (EIA) process in the country were told by noted environment lawyer Ritwick Dutta here today that the upper echelon of the country

SHILLONG: Several NGOs led by the Shella Action Committee (SAC) have resolved to carry on their fight against the cement giant Lafarge to prevent it from mining in the Shella areas.

The NGOs in a joint meeting held here on Friday decided to write a letter to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh seeking extension of the prohibition imposed on the French company.

Indu Bhan

SHILLONG, April 28: French cement giant Lafarge has to overcome yet another hurdle to resume operations in Shella areas, with a tribal village council having denied holding any meeting with Regional Chief Conservator of Forests BN Jha.

SC blow to Lafarge

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to lift the stay on limestone mining by French cement giant Lafarge in the forests of Meghalaya till the Ministry of Environment and Forests submits a report on environmental compliance.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to vacate its stay order restraining the French company Lafarge from conducting mining operations in Meghalaya.

Demands more environment impact reports by next hearing.

Despite a favourable report from a committee of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and pleadings of Attorney General Goolam Vahanvati, the Supreme Court today declined to lift its ban on mining by French cement firm Lafarge Umiam Mining Ltd in Meghalaya.

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to accept the Centre