For the first time this season, the total rainfall received in Mumbai has exceeded the required figures. Rainfall at Colaba and Santa Cruz stood at 178.5mm and 75.6mm above normal respectively.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Ajay Shivajirao Bhonsale Vs MoEF & Ors dated 26/03/2014 regarding Environment Clearance for the project Tiroda iron Ore Mine at village TIroda, in Sawantwadi Taluka, in SIndhudurg District in Maharashtra.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/judgment/36_2013(MApp)(WZ)_26Mar2014_final_order.pdf

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of The Gram Panchayat Tiroda & Others Vs The MoEF Ors. dated 25/11/2013 regarding environmental clearance for mining given to Tiroda Iron Ore Mine at village Tiroda, in Sawantwadi Taluka, in Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/judgment/2_2013(Ap)(WZ)_25Nov2013_final_order.pdf

Pune: The notification issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) last month declaring about 60,000 sq km area of the Western Ghats as an eco-sensitive area (ESA) has been further ame

KOLHAPUR: Of the 60,000 square km area of the Western Ghats that the Union environment ministry notified as ecologically sensitive on Wednesday, 17,000 sq km fall in Maharashtra covering 2,133 vill

The National Green Tribunal has said that it is no longer mandatory for the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to refer to Gadgil panel’s report while deciding applications for clearance for projects in permissible areas of the western ghats.

The state government has set up a four-member committee to get views and comments of stakeholders on declaring the Sawantwadi-Dodamarg wildlife corridor as an ecologically sensitive zone.

The Environment Ministry has decided to turn approximately 60,000 square kilometres of the Western Ghats across six States into an Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA), banning mining, quarrying, ther

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gram Panchayat Tiroda & Others Vs the MoEF dated 19/09/2013 regarding Environmental Clearance granted by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India in favour of M/s Gogte Minerals for conducting mining operations, at Tiroda Iron Ore Mine (Mining Lease Area - 31.4812 ha with a production capacity of 0.40 MTPA) at Tiroda village, Sawantwadi Taluk, Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra State.

Sand mining in large parts of Maharashtra continues without mandatory environmental clearance, which is against the Supreme Court’s orders, activist Sumaira Abdulali has alleged.

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