MUMBAI: The Bombay HC directed the Centre to specifically spell out what it plans to do about the state government's suggestions on the Gadgil report on the Western Ghats corridor.

The Environment Ministry on Wednesday finally made public the controversial report of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel prepared by ecologist Madhav Gadgil and submitted almost a year ago.

NEW DELHI: Goa’s Congress MP Shantaram Naik recently expressed concern over the mining activities in Sindhudurg district of the neighbouring Maharashtra polluting rivers in his state, particularly Tiracol and Colvale that originate in Maharashtra.

Raising the issue through a special mention in the Rajya Sabha, he wanted the Centre to alert the appropriate authorities in Maharashtra to curb this menace by taking action under the Environment Protection Act, Water Pollution Act and the laws dealing with mining.

Even as the rest of the state celebrates Maharashtra Day, about 500 kilometres from Mumbai, villagers in Konkan's mining hotbed Sindhudurg district will mark the historic occasion with a day-long c

Mumbai: Mired in a controversy over the construction of a Shivaji statue in the Arabian Sea, the state government is taking no chances with its other future projects.

Mumbai: An indefinite moratorium on new environmental clearances for mining in the ecologically sensitive zone (ESZ) in Goa and Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts in Maharashtra has been recommende

The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) has designated the entire hill range as an Ecologically Sensitive Area.

Mumbai: Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has decided to approach the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) for lifting the moratorium imposed on clearances to projects in Sindhudurg in t

The Democratic Front government is not happy with the Centre’s decision to extend the moratorium on important projects in coastal Konkan, arguing that it would stall the pace of development in the

The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has extended the moratorium imposed on projects in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra till December.