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.

MOU for lab-to-land approach

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).

Panel for institutional mechanism for implementation of forest clearances

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

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

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

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

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.

Don`t panic over order on Kasturirangan report: Chandy

The union government`s order on the G. Kasturirangan committee report on recommendations of the Western Ghats Ecology Experts Panel (WGEEP) was no cause for panic, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Thursday.

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

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.

Disbursement for green schemes fall after Jayanthi takes over

Notwithstanding warnings by a government body, Environment Ministry`s disbursement for forest generation programmes has drastically come down since Jayanthi Natarajan took over.

Construction near Okhla sanctuary: NGT asks UP to send proposal to MoEF

The National Green Tribunal Monday asked Uttar Pradesh government to send its proposal regarding the eco-sensitive zone around Okhla bird sanctuary, near where building construction is on, to the MoEF.

Give police aid to remove debris near Yamuna: NGT to Delhi, UP

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Monday directed Delhi government and Uttar Pradesh to extend all help including police aid for removal of debris from Yamuna banks.

GDA asked to show guidelines for landscape concretisation

The National Green Tribunal Friday directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Ghaziabad Development Authority to show whether they have any comprehensive guidelines for concretisation of landscapes in urban areas.

Gadgil opposes ministry decision on Western Ghats

Madhav Gadgil, who headed a committee that authored a study on the Western Ghats, Friday criticised the decision of the union ministry of environment and forests to create "ecologically sensitive areas" in the area.

Govt considering introduction of forest certification

Government is considering introduction of forest certification as it will help in their sustainable management, a senior official said Tuesday.

HC tells MoEF to inspect dumping ground site near Kalyan

The Bombay High Court has asked the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests to carry out inspection of a site at Umbide, near Kalyan in neighbouring Thane district, and state whether the place can be used as `a dumping ground`, for solid waste.