Richa Sharma

More powers for local bodies for giving green clearances to townships and welfare projects

The conditions involve ensuring water conservation, rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge, measures to contain pollution, and afforestation for loss of green cover. 

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Diamond mining: Panel defers green clearance for Panna to NMDC 

The Committee has now directed the Environment ministry to examine the issues and send details before the project be considered for approval. 

12 Nov 2018

NOC must for using groundwater for infra projects

It further says that approval of the CGWA or state shall be obtained before drawing groundwater for the project.

10 Nov 2018

Groundwater usage certificate mandatory for infrastructure projects

As per the central ground water board assessment, the total annual replenishable groundwater resource of the country is around 433 Billion Cubic Metres (BCM).

10 Nov 2018

Climate change causing ground surface warming in India

A recent NASA report has found that 17 of 18 warmest years in 136-year-record have occurred since 2001 and 2016 was ranked as the warmest on record.

06 Nov 2018

Tribals caught in a bind in Bastar

Ashok Sodhi, a tribal from the remote village of Vedre in Bijapur district, was forced to leave his village three years In many villages in the Maoist-affected Bastar region, one finds only old people

04 Nov 2018

Chhattisgarh: Disenchanted with national parties, Bastar tribals seek to send own representative to Assembly

Sarva Adivasi Samaj, a tribal welfare organisation, has for the first time fielded a local, Papu Ram Nag, from Jagdalpur, which has a significant population of Dhurwa tribe.

04 Nov 2018

Chhattisgarh elections: MSP, debt waiver woes leave farmers seething against Raman Singh government

The agitating farmers then unanimously, at a ‘kisan darbar’, decided to vote for the candidate who could guarantee his/her agenda for farmers on a stamp paper.

03 Nov 2018

'Newton' actor Mangal Kunjam faces reel life situation in Chhattisgarh election

Mangal Kunjam, a resident of Ghumiyapal panchayat, may not be able to vote on November 12 following a boycott call by the Maoists at villages in Bastar region.

02 Nov 2018

Interview | Will improve state’s social indicators, says Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh

Famous as ‘chawal wale baba’ for providing rice at Rs 1 in the Public Distribution System, the 65-year-old is confident of faring better than the previous three elections this time.

29 Oct 2018

Land productivity falling in large parts of India, says report

The report submitted by the Indian government reveals that several states are witnessing change in land cover due to various factors.

23 Oct 2018

Breathless Delhi

For several years now, air pollution levels have been a major worry in Delhi, which comes to resemble a gas chamber in the winters.

21 Oct 2018

Two US-based companies apply to delay biosafety trials for transgenic maize

The BRL trials are required before large scale production and release of GM products into the environment.

20 Oct 2018

GM mustard trials to study impact on pollinators approved

Several scientists, farmers' organizations, and civil society groups have registered their concerns over the commercial release GM mustard.

17 Oct 2018

ESA tag on 57,000 sq km of Western Ghats in new draft notification

The ministry prepared its notification after coming under fire from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for not finalising the ESA in the region.

16 Oct 2018