MoS Environment Ashwini Choubey said 3,45,989 forest-fire alerts were sent by the Forest Survey of India using SNPP-VIIRS sensors.
Environmentalists reckoned that with these directions, the ministry has normalised environmental violations and institutionalised the regularisation of violations.
It further said that this has been viewed very seriously and all member secretaries are hereby directed to maintain consistency in examination of the proposal and raising EDS.
The State government is now required to formulate an effective communication plan with the help of expert organisations for effective use of eco-tourism potential of areas identified.
It said a proper SOP should be laid down for grant of EC in such cases so as to address the gaps in binding law and practice that is being currently followed.
NGT directs Environment Ministry to revisit clearance for development of poultry market adjacent to Ghazipur mandi
Senior Advocate Raj Panjwani with lawyer Priyanka Bangari submitted that there is no environmental impact assessment of the slaughtering activity, as the evaluation is only of construction activity.
An injunction was sought against the project by a former Member of Parliament from DMK AKS Vijayan alleging irregularity in the construction.
The coalition for a GM-free India said that illegal planting of crops like GM brinjal is being undertaken, in a brazenly challenging manner at that, in Maharashtra.
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