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In a move to fast-track green nods, the government will digitise environment and forest clearances (EC and FC) at both the central and state levels.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered notice to the Tamil Nadu government authorities on a writ petition challenging an order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), Southern Bench here, relating

The Greens in the state are planning to move the National Green Tribunal (NGT) against the environmental clearance given by the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) to 17 quarrie

Sanctioning Authority, SEIAA, Is Headless

The Greens in the state are planning to move the National Green Tribunal (NGT) against the environmental clearance given by the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) to 17 quarries at a time when the chairman’s post was vacant in the authority. The SEIAA is the nodal agency in the state that provides clearances for quarrying, sand mining and commercial projects in Kerala.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Vanshakti & Anr V/s Mun. Corpn of Greater Mumbai & Ors. dated 12/02/2014 regarding Kanjurmarg dumping site. NGT has directed that reclamation and landfilling shall not be done at the disputed site till the next order. The order also stated that "It was also noticed that the construction of landfill site was
in progress for which rampant reclamation was being carried out."

A student organisation in the state has urged the government to challenge the National Green Tribunal’s order to ban mining or removal of sand from river beds.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahendra Pandey Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 05/02/2014. The NGT order states that the "Ministry of Environment and Forests / State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority shall not grant any final Environmental Clearance for project located at the Najafgarh drain Basin in accordance with its own Office Memorandum dated 13th January, 2010 and in view of the Office Memorandum dated 17th
September, 2013.

Mumbai: Action has been recommended against several developers by the state environment appraisal committee (SEAC-2) for undertaking construction without prior environment clearance (EC).

Ravi Budhiraja, chairperson of SEAC-2, which scrutinizes construction proposals for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, said there were nearly100 cases over the last year.

Ministry of Environment and Forests guidelines stipulate that mining in quarries with lease area of 5-25 hectares should be done only manually.

BHOPAL: The central zone bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday, served notices on Central and state government agencies following a petition filed by a Bhopal-based activist, alleging p

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