Himachal* Renuka dam, Tidong hydel plant, cement units among projects awaiting environment clearance

The Renuka dam is the latest in a series of projects in Himachal Pradesh that have been either scrapped or delayed due to environmental concerns.

Chandigarh: The Himachal Pradesh government has come out with an Rs 4,668-crore integrated watershed management perspective (IWMP) plan for treatment of 31,12,472 hectare in the state.

Highly placed official sources told FE that

New Delhi: The government is studying the green tribunal order quashing clearance granted to French giant Lafarge promoted Rs 900-crore integrated cement plant in Himachal Pradesh, environment minister Jairam Ramesh has said.

Stung by criticism of his officials doing a "shoddy job" while approving the project in Mandi district, Ramesh said all aspects will be looked into in detail.

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Baldev S Chauhan / Shimla September 14, 2010, 1:07 IST

Lafarge India has suffered a setback, with the National Environmental Appellate Authority (NEAA) rejecting the clearance to a Rs 900-crore cement plant it was proposing at Ghanger in Himachal Pradesh


The National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) has revoked the environment clearance given by the ministry of forest & environment to the `900 crore cement plant being set up by Lafarge India in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. This decision was taken following J.C.

Following an inspection of the site and discussions with various stakeholders, including local people, State government and pollution control officials, the NEAA quashed the clearance of the integrated cement plant and captive limestone mine promoted by M/s. Lafarge India Pvt. Ltd., at Village Alsindi, Tehsil Karsog, District Mandi, HP.

Mandi, August 8
Scientists and meteorologists attribute the catastrophic flash floods and cloudbursts to climatic shift, but they still grope in the dark to predict these