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Moily defends nod for GM field trials for food crops

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:52

This nod will pave the way for GM field trials for rice, wheat, maize and cotton.

Greenpeace demands Moily quit as environment minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 00:38

Greenpeace India Tuesday demanded Environment Minister Veerappa Moily`s resignation for giving speedy clearances to 70 projects in 20 days.

Cleared projects worth Rs 1.5 lakh cr: Veerappa Moily

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 16:57

Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily today said he has cleared projects worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore since he took over the additional charge of the Ministry last month.

Natarajan`s exit as minister good for Goa: Parrikar

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 23:15

The exit of Jayanthi Natarajan as union minister of state for environment and forests was good for Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said.

Jayanthi Natarajan quits from Cabinet as Environment Minister, to work for party

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 12:48

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.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 16:12

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.

Heavy traffic near tiger habitat affecting reproduction

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 23:48

Heavy traffic on highways is affecting reproduction among the endangered tigers.

Time to stop mega housing projects: Goa minister

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 21:06

The time has come to stop mega housing projects in Goa, because the state may not be in a position to provide water to all its residents in the near future, Goa Forest and Environment Minister Alina Saldanha said Monday.

Will protect pristine forests: Malaysian minister

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 17:11

G Palanivel, the new Malaysian environment minister on Thursday promised to protect the pristine forests of the tropical nation through sustainable management of the country`s natural resources.

Bribe case an `aberration`, will take action: Natarajan

Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 22:45

Jayanthi Natarajan said action would be taken against ministry official for accepting bribe for arranging mining clearance for Odisha-based company.

No illegal mining in Goa: Minister

Last Updated: Monday, July 16, 2012, 13:31

Goa government told the Legislative Assembly that there was no illegal mining in forest areas of the state.

Tiger conservation: Centre asks states to raise, deploy STPF

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012, 19:06

According to the latest tiger census report, the current tiger population is estimated at 1,706.