Lawyer moves NGT seeking designated place for fire-crackers

A lawyer Thursday moved the National Green Tribunal against the environmental hazard caused by use of fire-crackers during festivals like Diwali and sought the creation of designated time and places for bursting them.

Online system for green nod in 12 states by next month: MoEF

Around 12 states are expected to launch online platform for green clearances by next month to ensure transparency and faster approval of projects, a top Environment Ministry official said.

MoEF mulls stringent penalties for green violators

The Environment Ministry is mulling stringent penalties including financial and criminal action for violators by bringing amendments to the Environment Protection Act and creating a "reign of enforcement".

MoEF's role in curbing vehicular emission 'limited', NGT told

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) has told the National Green Tribunal that its role regarding curbing of vehicular emissions is "limited" and confined to framing of air quality standards.

NGT asks Centre to reply on mining in Doon Valley in U'khand

The National Green Tribunal Thursday sought the Centre's response on a plea for stay on mining of minor minerals "carried out without approval" of authorities in the Doon Valley in Uttarakhand.

HC seeks status of rules on regulating sale of animals, birds

The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre and the city government what steps they have taken in furtherance of the 2010 draft rules to regulate sale of animals and birds in the national capital.

72 Iron ore mines in Goa can resume operations

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has issued an order revoking suspension of environmental clearances (ECs) to 72 iron ore mines in Goa, giving some boost to the coastal state's economy.

NGT slams UP govt for failure to perform "statutory duty"

The National Green Tribunal today pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government for failure to perform its "statutory duty" towards identification of wetlands in the state and directed it to complete the exercise within a period of three months in accordance with the law.

Govt should focus on cleanliness of environment: NGT

 The government should focus on ensuring cleanliness of environment instead of mulling to cut down powers of the National Green Tribunal, the panel's chief Justice Swatanter Kumar today said.

Submit info on members of state pollution control boards: NGT

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to submit detailed information about members and office bearers of all State Pollution Control Boards on their designation, experience and qualifications.

Forest issue: SC grants time to Centre for appointing Regulator

Supreme Court on Friday granted six months time to the Centre to appoint National Regulator for appraising projects, enforce environmental conditions for approvals and impose penalties on polluters.

NGT forms committee to find "safest" time for Delhiites to travel

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed constitution of a committee to take sample of ambient air quality from across Delhi city at different intervals and inform it about the safest period during which national capital residents can travel without risk to their health.

Asbestos mining: NGT raps MoEF for vague response

Perturbed by illegal and unscientific asbestos mining across the country, the National Green Tribunal Friday pulled up the Environment Ministry (MoEF) for providing a "vague and uncertain" response.

MoEF working on policy to protect river banks: Govt tells HC

Maharashtra Government informed the Bombay High Court Friday that the Ministry of Information and Forests (MoEF) has set up an expert committee to frame a River Regulation policy to protect the banks of rivers, lakes, creeks and tributaries in the wake of constructions.

HC asks MoEF to test contaminated water of lakes in forests

The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to collect samples from an "artificial" waterbody in a forested area near Fort Tughlakabad here and submit a report on whether it is poisonous and also if it is affecting animals in the area.

Green signal from Centre for road through wild ass sanctuary

The Union Government has approved construction of a 40-km stretch of road passing through the wild ass sanctuary across Kutch and North Gujarat, an official statement said here today.

MoEF clears MCL`s coal mine project in Odisha

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

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

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

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