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Project to be completed at cost of Rs 5353.82 cr in 60 months

JAMMU: In a positive development towards start of work on 850 Mega Watt (MW) Ratle Hydro Power Project on river Chenab in Kishtwar district, Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) has recommended environment clearance for the project and the formal orders in this regard would be issued by the Union Environment and Forest Ministry shortly. Official sources told EXCELSIOR that a high-level team of M/s Ratle Hydroelectric Power Project Pvt Ltd of GVK Group made a detailed presentation regarding all the issues connected with the execution of the project which includes location of dam site,

Environmental objections were overruled by Empowered Group of Ministers, in the face of expert concerns

Amid controversy over coal block allocation, the Government may take a final call next month on the fate of 58 mines, which companies have failed to develop, as Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has

Order of the Madras High Court in the matter of G. Sundarrajan Vs Union of India dated 31/08/2012 regarding the clearance granted by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board for 'Initial Fuel Loading' [IFL] and 'First Approach to Criticality' [FAC] of Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project.

Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd’s planned $4 billion refinery at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra would depend on lifting of environmental moratorium on projects in that region, Parliament was informed today.

Imphal: A citizens’ group on Thursday opposed the formation of an India-Bangladesh joint sub-group on Manipur’s Tipaimukh power project.

The mega-power project, one of the largest in Northeastern India, is vital for meeting the increasing electricity demand in the region, but has been opposed by environmental groups and opposition parties in Bangladesh. “Any decision on Tipaimukh dam construction cannot be bilaterally decided only by India and Bangladesh as the land, rivers, forests and all resources in Manipur belong to the indigenous people of our state.

New Delhi The axe is likely to fall on about two dozen captive coal block allottees that feature in both the CAG list of companies making windfall gains and the list of entities that were issued show-cause notices by the coal ministry last year for sluggish progress on their respective projects.

Prominent companies, including Tatas, Essar, ArcelorMittal, GVK Power, Hindalco, Grasim Industries, JSW and Bhushan Steel, feature in the list where the coal ministry feels that allocations should be cancelled unless valid ground for delay is established. The ministry has already issued show cause notices to around 58 captive coal block allottees and about 20-24 of them also feature in the CAG list that is being targeted by the ministry for first round of cancellations.

New Delhi Under SPV model, government will get all statutory clearances for greenfield projects

Stung by allegations that natural resources have been allotted in non-transparent ways, the government is set to start auction process in the steel sector, whereby certain large projects would be offered on the basis of the highest upfront payment and royalty bid. The ministry of steel is planning to introduce the special purpose vehicle (SPV) model for awarding projects.

The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests, present this two hundred and thirtieth report on steps taken by various sectors of the Indian economy to control pollution.

close to the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa to stop their operations.