THE National Green Tribunal will begin the final hearing of Lavasa Corporation Limited’s appeal challenging the conditions imposed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests from December 4 on a da

Attacks Y.P. Singh for making accusations based on “half-baked information”

Slamming former IPS officer and lawyer Yogesh Pratap Singh for levelling “baseless accusations” at him, Maharashtra Industries Minister and senior Congress leader Narayan Rane on Friday said that all the clearances in the Lavasa Hill city project were given as per law. Mr. Singh had accused Nationalist Congress Party President (NCP) president Sharad Pawar and his family of being neck-deep in corruption in the controversial housing project, while also alleging inaction on Mr. Rane’s part. Mr. Rane was the State Revenue Minister when the project received the clearances.

Jayanthi Natarajan's tough stand ensures recognition abroad, but red-tapism & bureaucracy continue to delay approvals in India

Reticence can be a double-edged sword. For Jayanthi Natarajan, minister for environment and forests, her reserve has attracted much criticism from domestic detractors. Yet, on the high table of international climate diplomacy, it helped her ensure the voice of developing countries, particularly India, was heard at the global climate talks.

Environment minister caught between India Inc pushing for green nods and environmentalists accusing her of not doing enough to save India’s forests

It probably wasn’t only in jest that a few months ago Jayanthi Natarajan likened herself to a mridangam, a percussion instrument that can be played from both sides. The minister for environment and forests revealed she felt caught between India Inc, pushing aggressively for environmental and forest clearances that will give it the land and resources to expand, and environmentalists who are accusing her of not doing enough to save India’s shrinking forests.

MUMBAI, 15 JUNE: Bombay High Court today told the Maharashtra government to file a reply to a petition by two tribal brothers who say their lands were usurped for the construction of Lavasa townshi

The National Green Tribunal has agreed to hear a plea challenging the November 9, 2012 environment clearance (EC) granted to Lavasa Corporation Ltd for its $ 31 billion hillside township project in Pune district of Maharashtra.

The Tribunal directed Lavasa, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to file their replies to the petition of a project-hit Pune native before July 24.

The controversial Lavasa Hill City project in Pune district has attracted the Comptroller and Auditor General of India's attention. Lavasa is being developed by the HCC Group.

Coming down hard on the state government on the Lavasa hill town project, the CAG report has said the government bent rules and made amendments to existing laws only to allow the controversial town

Observing that the project nods were given without environmental and cabinet approvals, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), on Tuesday, slammed the state government for “total lack of transp

The tribunal has asked the MoEF and the state of Maharashtra to file their replies on Lavasa's plea

The National Green Tribunal today deferred the hearing of Lavasa Corporation Ltd's petition challenging the environment ministry's decision to impose conditions with the environmental clearance accorded to the firm's $31 billion hillside township project near Pune. The hearing was adjourned for July 19, in wake of cases pending in the Bombay High Court on issues relating to the project where the tribunal's jurisdiction to hear Lavasa's plea is to be decided.