Forest Committee red signal to Posco project

NEW DELHI: Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) set up by MoEF has asked the government not to give green signal to the Posco project, until forest rights are settled. It has recommended for settlement of forest rights first.Union Minister for Environment and Forest Independent charge Mr Jairam Ramesh..

Eight more tiger reserves soon

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The ministry of Environment and Forest has decided to set up eight more reserves for the wild cat within six months. The eight reserves will be in addition to the present 39 tiger sanctuaries.
The new tiger reserves include Satyamangalam Tiger Reserve, which used to be a hideout ..

Shinde for eco-friendly power generation

NEW DELHI: The government is planning to introduce eco-friendly technologies for power generation in the country. The Union minister of power, Sushil Kumar Shinde, speaking at the Economic Editors’ Conference-2010 in New Delhi on Tuesday said : “Tourist destinations like Goa should be ..

No environment clearance to Vedanta plans

NEW DELHI: In a sever blow to Vedanta’s Aluminium Refinery plant based at Lanjigarh district of Khalandi,the Ministry of Environment and Forest on Thursday in its fresh order has cancelled expansion of Alumina Refinery from 1 MTPA to 6MTPA and 75MW Captive Power Plant to 300 MW Captive Power ..

National Green Tribunal Launched

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has become operational from October 18, with Justice Lokeshwar Singh Panta taking over as its first Chairperson.
The National Green Tribunal is exclusively dedicated to environmental issues. This Body, established by an Act of Parliament ..

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..



Living index: Pune best city to live in, Delhi ranks at 65

The survey was conducted on 111 cities in the country. Chennai has been ranked 14 and while New Delhi stands a ...

Jaipur is the next proposed site for UNESCO World Heritage recognition

The Walled City of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India” is the next proposed site for UNESCO World Heritage recognition ...