Maharashtra has gone the Goa, Bellary way in illegal mining.

The annual meeting of NGOs, under the banner of Konkan Vinashkari Prakalp Virodhi Samiti (KVPVS) in Ratnagiri, was allegedly disrupted on Sunday by Congress goons.

The Samiti, which is vehemently opposing the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP), has claimed that the goons are close associates of industries minister Narayan Rane.

MUMBAI: The legal battle between miners and environmentalists has begun, with a mining company filing an intervention application against a PIL seeking judicial intervention to protect the eco-fragile Sindhudurg district along the Western Ghats.

The intervener, in this case a mining firm, Minerals and Metals, said that after being awarded mining leases, they made huge investments for mobilizing

PANJIM: Madhav Gadgil committee appointed to study aspects relating to Western Ghats, in its interim report, slated to be submitted before June 30 will pronounce its verdict on mining in the state

Traffic along Belgaum-Goa road via Sawantwadi blocked
BELGAUM: Traffic along the Belgaum-Goa road via Sawantwadi has been blocked due to a major landslide at Amboli Ghat.

The landslide in the wee hours of Sunday has blocked about 40 meters of the road and has caused severe hardship to motorists, an official told Herald.

The landslide, the second of its kind in nearly a year, has given a maj

This is open season for the plunder of sand in the creeks along the Konkan. Mining companies are exploiting the Union environment ministry

Villagers in Sawantwadi-Dodemarg, Sindhudurg, are forming community forests to protect the Western Ghats. The 35-km stretch of the ghats in the district houses wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.

One more biodiversity project at Sindhudurg in Malvan, Maharastra
RAMANATHAPURAM: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has sanctioned a community-based natural resource management and mangrove conservation project in Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh, similar to the Gulf of Mannar Marine Conservation Project in Tamil Nadu.

Speaking to The Hindu, Doley Tshering, Regional Technical Spe

MUMBAI: A public interest litigation (PIL) seeking judicial intervention to protect the eco-fragile Sawantwadi-Dodamarg region from rampant mining and haphazard development has been filed in the Bombay high court.

The 35-kilometre stretch in Sindhudurg district is an integral wildlife corridor for sanctuaries and national parks in the state, Goa and Karnataka.

The PIL, filed by NGO Awaaz Fou

New Delhi The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) on Monday revoked the moratorium on sand mining in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts for two years following the state government's plea that the ban is affecting infrastructure projects.