The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has to strengthen the public hearing process and make it “meaningful” in the grant of environmental clearances for projects, according to the National

New Delhi: While the environment ministry fights a pitched battle with industry on green clearances, the one legal tool the aam admi had to fight bad projects has been pushed into limbo by the same ministry. The National Green Tribunal, where any citizen could file an appeal against an environmental clearance or project in violation of environmental laws, remains out of operation.

Twenty-six years after the world's worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, India has a new National Green Tribunal Act, for

There are no simple solutions in the environment-development tussle, only intelligent, difficult and sometimes unpopular choices says Jairam Ramesh


Young Lok Sabha MPs, aided by some of their senior colleagues, on Wednesday managed to extract an assurance of desired amendments in the Green Tribunal Bill from Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh.

A MAN ARRIVES for a memorial service for the 1984 gas disaster victims on the 25th anniversary of the world's worst industrial accident, near the old Union Carbide factory in Bhopal on December 3.

Specialized environmental courts and tribunals (ECTs) are making major contributions to access to justice, environmental governance, and protection of the environment around the world. Their growth is spectacular

FINANCE commission chairman Vijay Kelkar has suggested that the government pursue an

The Government on Thursday put in place a more stringent pollution control regime for industrial areas. It came out with its revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), which among others removes the distinction between residential and industrial areas by stipulating uniform air quality limits for both.