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The three state expert appraisal committees (SEACs) are for industrial and mining proposals, construction proposals within Mumbai Metropolitan Region, and construction proposals outside the region.

MUMBAI: The union Environment minister Prakash Javadekar has taken cognizance of state environment minister Ramdas Kadam, who allegedly blocked the projects by restricting to hold meetings of State

After the SEAC was constituted on February 14 last year, it has cleared as many as 200 projects, of which nearly half are industries.

MUMBAI: Even as chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is wooing investors and trying to make it easier to do business in the state by cutting red tape, the state environment minister has arbitrarily hel

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Forward Foundation Vs State of Karnataka & Others dated 07/05/2015 regarding commercial projects that are being developed in a large-sized, mixed use development project/building complex, including setting up of a SEZ park, Hotels, Residential Apartments and a Mall, covering approximately 80 acres on the valley land immediately abutting the Agara Lake and more particularly identified as lying between Agara and Bellandur Lakes, exposing the entire eco system to severe threat of environmental degradatio

The Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has closed its single window project clearance system and reverted back to the 2009 procedure that meant obtaining environmental, forest and wil

In a bid to expedite operations from the recently allocated coal mines, the Environment Ministry has allowed transfer of environment clearances granted to the previous allottees to new owners witho

The Environment Ministry has reconstituted the second State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) to assess projects falling within Mumbai metropolitan region and Konkan division.

Say proposed changes fail to prevent unchecked exploitation of resources

Bulk collection of sand and its transportation in violation of rules that restrict it — sand is a minor mineral — continue despite the crackdown by the state government on the “sand mining mafia”.