Environment ministry

NGT dismisses plea challenging TN govt's Mettur-Sarabanga lift irrigation project 

An injunction was sought against the project by a former Member of Parliament from DMK AKS Vijayan alleging irregularity in the construction.

published on : 14th April 2021

Farmer bodies urge Centre to curb genetically modified crop cultivation

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.

published on : 3rd April 2021

CRZ notification: Environment Ministry to evaluate contested coastal projects

The ministry cited a Supreme Court order dated April 2020 in a case involving violation by a company. The apex court has mentioned that closure of the industries are not warranted.

published on : 1st March 2021

Budget 2021: Experts 'disappointed' over reduction in allocation to environment ministry

They also feel that the Centre has not clarified on a separate amount of Rs 2,217 crore, set aside for tackling air pollution in 42 cities with minimum population of one million.

published on : 1st February 2021

Centre defers proposal to build groynes in Pulicat Bird Sanctuary near Tamil Nadu border

The committee, which met on December 14, observed that the project may affect the pattern followed by migratory birds as the sanctuary is located within 10 km of the project site.

published on : 21st December 2020

To speed up infrastructure projects, Centre decides diluting environment assessment procedures

All EAC meetings shall be held at least twice a month to cut down the period of Environmental Clearance (EC) approval.

published on : 24th November 2020

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

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