The Minister was asked whether rise in sea level owing to global warming was posing a threat to the coastal villages of the country.
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.
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.
Excavation work was done in Sirsa and Fatehabad of Haryana and parts of Rajasthan.
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.
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.
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.
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