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Response of the Ministry of Coal to CSE's fact sheet on environmental and forestry clearance to coal mining projects.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Narmada Bachao Andolan Vs State of Madhya Pradesh dated 26/07/2011 regarding allotment of land in lieu of land acquired and non-compliance of R&R Policy for the oustees of the Narmada Projects. Supreme Court notes rejects the appeal of the appellant for granting agricultural land to landless labourers to the extent of 2 hectares.

A recent order may have exempted PV solar projects from environmental clearance, but experts have their concerns about the rationality of this decision.

The EIA deals with the high impact buildings. It gives a cities a chance to decide if the proposed buildings are needed and if at all how must they be designed to mitigate their impacts.

Order of the High Court of Judicature at Madras in the matter of National Trust for Clean Environment Vs Union of India & Others dated 28/09/2010 regarding granting of environmental clearance to M/s.Sterlite Industries (India) Limited to set up copper smelting plant at Thoothukudi, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. 

Madras High Court directs M/s.Sterlite Industries (India) Limited to close down its operations immediately and provide compensation to the workers as provided for undcr Section 25-FFF of the Industrial Disputes Act.

Amendment to environment clearance order (11 June, 2010), under the provision of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006.

Minutes of the 11th meeting of the Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority held on 10/03/2010.

Environment clearance for proposed project township and area development project at Survey No.151 (Part), Mundra, Kutch by M/s Adani Mundra SEZ Infrastructure Pvt Ltd (20 Feb, 2010).

Environment clearance for establishment of Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) of 17 MLD capacity at Survey No.141 (Part), Mundra, Kutch by M/s MPSEZ Utilities Pvt Ltd (20/02/2010).

Letter to Principal Secretary (forests) govt of Gujarat to Assistant Inspector General of Forests regarding diversion of 1840 ha of reserved forest land for development of port based Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Mundra and Dhrub villages of Mundra taluka in Kutch East Forest Division in favour of M/s Mundra Port & Special Economic Zone Lim