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Gas pipeline: Environment Ministry to oppose any damage to agri lands

Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Thursday said her Ministry will express opposition if there was any damage caused to agricultural lands or environment under the Kochi-Mangalore gas pipeline.

Don't blame environment ministry for coal shortage: Natarajan

The shortage of coal should not be blamed on green clearances as the environment ministry has given licences for coal mining and power projects way beyond the energy targets for 2017, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said Wednesday.

Posco verdict not a setback to govt's green policies

The National Green Tribunal order suspending environmental clearance to Posco is not a setback to government's green policies, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said on Friday, asserting that "very strict and transparent" procedure was followed while giving the nod.

GoM clears NTPC Jharkhand power plant; over-rules Natarajan

Over-ruling Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan, a group of ministers on Thursday decided to shift the proposed site of NTPC's 1980-MW North Karanpura power plant in Jharkhand, a move which will save six billion tonnes of coal reserves.