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MoEF clears MCL`s coal mine project in Odisha

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 16:48

The Environment Ministry has cleared with certain conditions the expansion of a mining project in Odisha of Mahanadi Coalfield Ltd, a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd.

MoEF will ensure mining resumes in Goa: Prakash Javadekar

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 18:43

Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar Saturday said his ministry would work towards speedy resumption of mining in Goa.

MoEF defers green nod to Maharashtra Mining Corp coal block

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 16:45

A high-level panel in the Environment Ministry has deferred the decision on granting green approval to Maharashtra State Mining Corp Ltd's opencast coal mining project in Maharashtra.

Centre to consider Tata Steel's request for green nod in May

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 19:51

The Centre will consider next month Tata Steel's request seeking environment clearance to its coal mine expansion project in Jharkhand.

MOU for lab-to-land approach

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 23:12

The GBP Institute for Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHED), an autonomous institute under Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), has initiated implementation of lab-to-land approach by signing an MoU with the Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA).

Odisha approves Khandadhar PL in favour of Posco again

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 00:40

Though the state government earlier in 2006 had granted PL over Khandadhar iron ore reserve's 2,500 hectare in favour of Posco, it could not materialise in view of certain court cases.

Panel for institutional mechanism for implementation of forest clearances

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 23:18

Amid concerns over delays in project approvals over forest land, a central committee has suggested putting in place an institutional mechanism for expeditious implementation of forest clearances.

HC bench recuses from hearing Adarsh`s plea against MoEF order

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 20:04

A division bench of Bombay High Court recused itself from hearing a petition filed by scam-tainted Adarsh Housing Society challenging demolition order passed by MoEF.

India to step up efforts to promote bamboo plantations

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 19:22

Efforts like simplifying regulatory regime for private lands will be made to encourage states to take up bamboo plantations, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said Tuesday.

NGT restrains till Dec 20 selection process for CPCB Chairman

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 19:14

The National Green Tribunal Tuesday restrained the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) till December 20 from going ahead with the selection process for appointment of its Chairman in the wake of the allegation that persons being considered for the post do not satisfy the eligibility criteria.

MoEF to submit report by Jan 9 on ways to protect Kaziranga

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 18:58

The National Green Tribunal today gave time till January 9 to the Environment Ministry to submit its report on ways to protect the environment inside Kaziranga sanctuary as also the wild life there which is being affected by traffic movement on National Highway 37 passing through it.

Gadgil report not mandatory for giving clearance in Western Ghats: NGT

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 18:38

The National Green Tribunal Tuesday said that it is no longer mandatory for the environment ministry to refer to Gadgil panel`s report while deciding applications for clearance for projects in permissible areas of the Western Ghats.