ENVIRONMENT

Goa Church seeks environment protection

PANAJI:The Catholic Church in Goa says “bad governance” has led to environmental degradation in the western Indian state.
A statement jointly issued by the diocesan Council for Social Justice and Peace and Caritas Goa on Oct. 3 made a specific reference to the mining industry, garbage problems ..

Officials at war with Minister on Brutanga

NEW DELHI: Due to serious differences between the ministry’s senior official and Minister the Brutanga irrigation project is in fix. According the source the senior most official in the department is putting spanner on the project and not following the instructions of Minister.

SC raps centre for ignoring court on Polavaram

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today came down heavily on central government for not informing the court on the forest clearance given to the Polavarm project.
The two judge bench of justice MK Sharma and justice RC Jena made this observation on the writ petition filed by the state government.

Ramesh not to stall Brutanga irrigation project

NEW DELHI: Ending speculation Minister for Environment and Forest Jairm Ramesh on Monday categorically ruled out that stage –I clearance granted for diversion of forest land for Brutanga irrigation project in Nayagarh district has been withdrawn.He informed that a team of technical experts ..

Ramesh to visit Simlipal Tiger Forest reserve

NEW DELHI: So moved by the elephant deaths in the Simlipal Tiger Forest Reserve in the state, Minister of environment and forest Jairam Ramesh is planning to visit the Tiger Forest after the end of parliament session. The visit will be some time first week of September. Recently elephant deaths..

Ramesh rejects environment clearance to Vedanta

NEW DELHI: The union environment ministry on Tuesday totally rejected forest clearance to multinational Vedanta’s 1.7 billion US dollar bauxite mining project in Orissa.
Talking to media persons here the Environment minister Jairam Ramesh said that there were very serious violation of Environment..

Vedenta mine project hit roadblock

NEW DELHI: Vedanta’s proposed plan to mine the bauxite-rich Niyamgiri mountains in Kalahandi district of Orissa suffered a major set back on Tuesday when a four-member panel jointly formed by Ministry of Environment and Forests and Ministry

Enquiry going on into Mumbai Gas leak

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The Ministry of Shipping has directed Mumbai Port Trust to conduct an enquiry into the incident of and has constituted a Committee to look into the circumstances leading to the poisonous gas leakage.
Minister of State for Environment ..

Japan Helps India in Forest Management

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The Government has signed an agreement with Japanese Bank of International Co-operation for a project called ‘Capacity Development for Forest Management and Training of Personnel.
This was informed by the Minister of State for ..

Govt Stop Construction of Several Dams

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The Government has put a ban on the construction of some of the dams in the country. The work of the Maheshwar Hydel project in Madhya Pradesh has been suspended.
Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh told Lok Sabha ..

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