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Union environment ministry makes health assessments mandatory for new thermal power plants

The ministry for the first time made it mandatory for all new thermal power plants in the country to comply with 'Human Health and Environment' criteria as part of the mandatory clearance procedures.

published on : 21st November 2018

DRDO gets nod for strategic surveillance system at vantage Rustland Island

Defence officials say the project is crucial as Rustland Island is located at a vintage location of about 200 km from the Strait of Malacca that connects Indian Ocean with South China Sea.

published on : 27th October 2018

Haryana asked to clear objectives for nod to Sarasvati river project

Excavation work was done in Sirsa and Fatehabad of Haryana and parts of Rajasthan.

published on : 7th October 2018

Green norms eased, experts see red

The expert panel’s recommendation for infrastructure projects comes within 100 days of the Environment Ministry releasing similar standard conditions for clearance in 25 industrial sectors.

published on : 30th September 2018

Tamil Nadu action plan to implement solid waste management rules in six months

When the Union Environment Ministry notified solid waste management (SWM) rules in 2016, the municipal authorities were given one to five years’ time to execute specific measures.

published on : 8th September 2018

Section 144 to curb mob frenzy during man-animal tussle 

Advisory to this effect likely to be issued to state governments by Environment Ministry.

published on : 31st July 2018

Government mulls single clearance for environment, forest for 288 mining leases

The government had in March fixed the deadline at April 1, 2019 for general exploration of these 288 mining leases.

published on : 20th July 2018

Environment Ministry seeks ISRO's satellite-based measurement for better pollution control

The ministry said, the expert group aims at better air quality management in next three months before the onset of winters.

published on : 26th June 2018

Environment ministry panel allows mining near Gir Wildlife Sanctuary

A committee of the Ministry of Environment and Forests has given a go-ahead for limestone mining by a private company near Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, the only abode of the Asiatic Lion in the world.

published on : 28th May 2018

India-based Neutrino Observatory receives nod from environmental ministry

The ministry accorded environmental clearance to the neutrino project at Pottipuram village in Uthamapalayam taluk in Theni district promoted by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

published on : 27th March 2018

Tamil Nadu forest fires: 2 alerts were sent to state forest department, says environment ministry 

The statement said two e-mails, providing the co-ordinates of the forest fires, were sent to the nodal officer of Tamil Nadu Forest Department at 2.29 pm and 3.37 pm on March 11.

published on : 19th March 2018

Environmental laws being diluted to favour industries: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh

Ramesh accused the Narendra Modi government of weakening and tweaking environment laws to favour industries.

published on : 27th January 2018

Centre, Delhi join hands against air pollution: Environment minister Harsh Vardhan

The Minister said that a team consisting 70 officials from Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry and the Delhi government will initiate the joint campaign from February 10 onwards.

published on : 12th January 2018

PETA asks Centre not to lift ban on Jallikattu  

PETA India said that two giant inflatable bulls will run beside PETA supporters in a "bloodless Jallikattu" to protest the government's reported intention to lift the ban on bullfights

published on : 25th October 2016