AGRA: Ahead of World Environment Day on June 5, Union minister for culture and environment Mahesh Sharma on Sunday administered a pledge to Agra residents for making areas around Taj Mahal, in a ra

According to the state PWD, the monument includes a 126-m tall equestrian statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, placed on a two-tiered pedestal at an height of 84 m, reaching an overall height of

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over the change of colour of the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra and said the monument had become yellowish earlier and was now turning brownish a

Citizens applying for permission for construction of multi storeyed buildings in Greater Hyderabad need not run from pillar to post to obtain NOCs from various government departments.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 22/03/2018 regarding felling of trees in the area of Taj Trapezium Zone. Supreme Court has been informed by the State of Uttar Pradesh that a vision document is likely to be prepared in consultation with the School of Planning and Architecture. A Project Committee has also been constituted for this purpose. It is stated by learned counsel for the State of Uttar Pradesh that the first draft of the vision document will take about four months.

AGRA: Even as the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) Authority on Thursday decided on a complete ban of use of coal within an area of 10,400 sq km covering six districts to control pollution, eminent environ

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 20/11/2017 regarding felling of trees in the area of Taj Trapezium Zone. Notice to be issued to the Taj Trapezium Zone Authority, Agra if there is any comprehensive action plan for protection of Taj Mahal not only from environment point of view but also in regard to other aspects and also to produce the vision document, if any. The Court also asked the Taj Trapezium Zone Authority to explain why it is not meeting every two months as it is expected to do.

A bill allowing construction within 100 metres of ancient and protected monuments was passed in the Lok Sabha on 2nd January, 2018.

Till November 15 of the current fiscal, as much as Rs 191.50 crore has been spent on conservation of all centrally protected monuments/sites of national importance, Sharma said.

The Taj Mahal—an iconic World Heritage monument built of white marble—has become discolored with time, due, in part, to high levels of particulate matter (PM) soiling its surface. Such discoloration has required extensive and costly treatment and despite previous interventions to reduce pollution in its vicinity, the haze and darkening persists.

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