PUNE: NCP MP Supriya Sule's demand to restart riverside road construction work has riled city environmentalists, who have asked the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) not to succumb to the NCP leader

Governments need to re-evaluate existing approaches to environmental norms while improving on delivery of services under existing laws to improve sustainable and inclusive governance, urged the Cen

VARANASI: A noted river scientist has requested Union transport & highways and shipping minister Nitin Gadkari to ensure adequate water flow in Ganga before beginning any programme of waterways

One of the initial tasks in hand for the Modi government should be to restore the ecological flow of the Ganga, environmentalists say

In a significant development on role of hydropower projects in Uttarakhand flood disaster of June 2013, the Expert Body (EB) headed by Dr Ravi Chopra has recommended that at least 23 hydropower projects should be dropped, that hydropower projects played significant role in the Uttarakhand disaster and that there is urgent need to improve the env

Environmentalists are irked with the delay in constitution of a biodiversity management board by the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC).

Successive state governments in Uttarakhand have pursued economic growth through industrialization without taking into account the fragility of the state’s mountains. A massive rain storm in June 2013 exposed the

They will hit ecology and biodiversity as far away as Assam

A report commissioned by the Central Water Commission has recommended scrapping of 15 of the 44 dams planned across the Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh. It has also suggested stricter regulations for the ones that are to be built in future.

Way back in 1986, Rajiv Gandhi launched the Ganga Action Plan. But years later, after much water (sewage) and money have flowed down the river, it is as bad as it could get. Why are we failing, and what needs to be done differently to clean this and many other rivers?

According to recent estimates by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), faecal coliform levels in the mainstream of the river - some 2,500 kilometres from Gangotri to Diamond Harbour - remain above the acceptable level in all stretches, other than its upper reaches.

Experts Say They Have No Idea Why Plan Is Being Revised

There is little hope for ecologically sensitive zones in the national capital region (NCR), including the Aravalis and the riverine ecosystems of Yamuna, Hindon, Sahibi and Kali. National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) is revising its Regional Plan 2021, but the new draft plan seems to be “diluting” the only environmental safeguards the plan had.

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