Supreme Court in this 53-page verdict delivered on May 11, 2016 pulled up the government over a lack of preparedness for the drought which struck at least 10 states across the country. The apex court ordered creating a national plan to tackle the crisis, a disaster fund and standard procedures for declaring areas drought-hit.

With a majority of buildings coming up being small in size, the government has come out with a draft notification to make eco-compliance mandatory for such projects.

Amid drought conditions and summer pangs, the State Housing and Environment Minister Rajesh Munat has directed officers to get installed rainwater harvesting system in all Government under construc

A rainwater harvesting pit - File photo. A rainwater harvesting pit

The objections, raised by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, in granting clearance to 515 bighas proposed to be developed as an industrial area in Dhabota in the Nalagarh industrial belt hav

Jagalur (Davanagere): Bindushree, 6, shrieks at the mere mention of the word bath.

Public Accounts Committee (2015-16) present this Thirty Eighth Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on Action Taken by the Government on the Observations/Recommendations of the Committee contained in their Third Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on “Environment Management in Indian Railways – Stations, Trains and Tracks” relating to Ministry of Railways (Rai

Nashik: Developers often lure gullible buyers by showcasing fancy, eco-friendly provisions like rainwater harvesting, garbage chutes and solar power heating; but when it actually comes down to it,

The government has increased the budgetary allocation for water and sanitation from Rs 1,468 crore in the last fiscal to Rs 1,976 crore this year, which is 9.6% of the total plan outlay .

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), in its report, noticed anomalies in implementation and follow-up action regarding certain cess imposed by the state government for various object