Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of National Highways Authority of India Vs Government of Maharashtra & Others dated 03/09/2015 regarding diversion of forest land to the non-forest purpose in the area of Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Panvel Taluka of Raigad District, Maharashtra.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Dukalu Ram & Ors. Vs Union of India & Ors. dated 01/09/2015 regarding mining being carried on by Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. and Coal India Ltd. despite cancellation of coal block alloted to M/s Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., Raigarh, Chhattisgarh by the Supreme Court. 

Since it came to power in May 2014, the NDA government has been working to do away with the need for such consent from tribal village councils

The Chhattisgarh government had approved the rehabilitation plan for the people affected by the Talaipalli coalmine of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) in Raigarh district.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Ramesh Agrawal Vs Union of India & Others dated 22/08/2014 regarding environmental clearance granted to National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. under the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 by Ministry of Environment & Forests vide order No.

Driven to desperation, a crowd of over 300 agitated local tribals protested and pelted stones at forest officer's residence when elephants destroyed houses of more than three families at Dharamjaig

This paper analyses the ground-level impact of the national rural drinking water policy in Maharashtra. It observes that compared to what is reflected in the national rural drinking water programme database, the drinking water coverage status is poorer on the ground and scheme failures are more widespread. The case studies show that the causes of scheme failures have largely remained unchanged in spite of the changes in policy regimes. Poor capacity and expertise of state agencies are the main cause of poor outcomes and improving them will require infusion of new knowledge and practices.

In a significant decision which is set to provide much needed relief to the construction industry in Chhattisgarh, the State-level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) of Chhattisgarh En

Another elephant killed in man-animal conflict in mineral-rich Dharamjaigarh

A herd of elephants marched into the coal-rich pocket of Dharamjaigarh and walked into an electrocuted trap, killing one in another glaring example of man-elephant conflict.

This study aims to provide a detailed examination of the processes by which land is procured by private companies undertaking public purpose projects, as well as the role of the state in these transfers.