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The Uttar Pradesh government has cleared housing projects and townships in Greater Noida West, formerly named Noida Extension, without considering key environmental parameters and the rich wildlife

A few days before six members of the environment committee quit, they had made proposals to standardize guidelines for mining and quarrying, before they get environment clearance.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahesh Chandulal Solanki Anr. Vs Union of India Ors. regarding
Environmental Clearance (EC) granted by the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority of Gujarat State vide Order No. SEIAA/ GUJ/ EC/3(a)/122/2011 dated 23.6.2011 permitting Jindal Saw Limited,, the Respondent No.5, for expansion of “Smaller Diameter Ductile Iron Pipe” Plant upon land bearing Survey Nos. 334/1,335,336/2 & 336/3, of Village Samaghogha,
Taluka: Mundra, District: Kutch dated 18/07/2013.

Environment clearance for minor minerals received from District Authorities: minutes of the 61st meeting of the Maharashtra State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) held on 11th & 12th June, 2013.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dhunseri Petrochem and Tea Limited Vs Union of India Ors regarding environmental clearance dated 16/05/2013.

Environment clearance for minor minerals received from District Authorities: minutes of the 60th meeting of the Maharashtra State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) held on 14th & 15th May, 2013.

There is incontrovertible evidence that the Adani project – port and SEZ – at Mundra in Gujarat has violated and not complied with environmental clearance conditions says this report of a committee set up by MoEF to inspect the project. The five-member committe was headed by environmentalist Sunita Narain.

Relief for Pallavaram Municipality

The Pallavaram Muncipality got some relief from the National Green Tribunal, Southern Bench, on Thursday on the issue of dumping garbage. The Tribunal directed the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to make a spot inspection on the new site at Venkatamangalam mooted by the municipality and to accord ‘consent to establish’ without further delay.

The State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) has decided not to grant environmental clearance to any proposals coming under the Ecologically Sensitive Zone-1 of the Western Ghats.

The decision comes in the wake of a direction issued by the National Green Tribunal that the recommendations of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) report should be considered while granting environmental clearance to projects in the ESZ-1 in the Western Ghats. ESZ-I areas are those which fall outside the boundaries of wildlife sanctuaries and reserve forests but have been given the status of a protected area in the WGEEP report.

Noida: Adopting a stern outlook on wastage of groundwater by packaged water companies, the National Green Tribunal has sought details of all such factories operating in the Noida-Greater Noida region. Aclarification has been sought asto whether such industries have the consent of the authorities of the twin cities and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board to operate. The tribunal has also sought details about the ‘sources’ from which these factories collect water.

The tribunal has directed the Central Ground Water Authority and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board to furnish guidelines regarding conservation of groundwater and provide data pertaining to groundwater levels from 2006.

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