Union Forest and Environment Minister in the UPA government, Jayanthi Natarajan had an epistolary "face-off" with her Cabinet colleague, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh over allowing Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) to conduct mining activities in the Saranda forest of Jharkhand.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has banked on the MB Shah Commission report and its own secret inquiry into a list of nearly 350 files allegedly kept pending by former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan to lodge two preliminary enquiries on environmental clearances given for mining
Congress on Monday termed Narendra Modi`s "Jayanthi tax" barb against former Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan as "in very bad taste", saying BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate "only knows to abuse".
Rubbishing the rumors surrounding the former Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan`s resignation from the post, Congress leader Harish Rawat on Sunday said the party is in need of people to work for the 2014 General Elections and added that she is a part of this need.
Jayanthi Natarajan tendered her resignation from the post of Minister of State for Environment and Forests on Saturday with Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily being handed over the additional charge of the Environment Ministry.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will take up with Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan the issue of implementation of Kasturirangan panel report on Western Ghats in the wake strong protests in some hilly areas of Kerala against it.
India Thursday expressed displeasure with "some" developed countries for abandoning the greenhouse gas emission targets set by the 1997 Kyoto Protocol and asked the industrialised nations to ratify their pledge for the second commitment period of the treaty.
India would strongly oppose the US and EU`s stand on the issue of phasing out refrigerant gas HFCs at the high-level ministerial talks at the UN Climate Change summit here, official sources said Wednesday.