Bio-medical waste treatment plants require EC: NGT

The National Green Tribunal Thursday held that biomedical waste (BMW) treatment plants are required to obtain environmental clearance (EC) before these are set up as it is a hazardous waste which can produce large number of infectious diseases.

Goa miners should get environmental clearance afresh: CEC to SC

A Supreme Court-appointed panel on Wednesday referred to its report on illegal iron ore extractions in Goa in the apex court to buttress its point that miners should get fresh environment clearance certificates.

National Green Tribunal bans sand mining across country

The National Green Tribunal on Monday banned mining or removal of sand from river beds across the country without an environmental clearance.

MoEF`s deputy director granted bail in corruption case

An environment ministry official arrested by CBI along with 2 for taking bribe of Rs 7 lakh for arranging environmental clearance for mining firm in Odisha, has been granted bail by a Delhi court.

Biodiversity conservation to be included in green clearance

Conservation of biodiversity will be soon made a criterion for environmental clearances to industrial and mining projects, Government today said.

Plea in SC against environmental clearance to Kudankulam plant

A fresh petition was filed in SC against the environmental clearance given to the controversial Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu.

`Demolish Adarsh building as it lacks green nod`

Reiterating its stand on the Adarsh housing society, a former MoEF official told a judicial panel that the building has to be demolished.

Env clearance given to Tipaimukh project: PM

PM said that environmental clearance had been given to the proposed Tipaimukh dam project on the River Barak in Manipur.

PM for environmental clearance sans `permit raj`

PM Singh said an independent
regulator would soon revamp the process and help protect ecology without bringing back "the hated license permit raj".

Lavasa seeks environmental clearance for 1st phase

After being given a lifeline, Lavasa applied afresh for environmental clearance to the first phase of its Rs 3000-crore hill city project near Pune,
which is being considered by a high-level committee.

Environmental clearance for Noida park not required: UP govt to SC

UP govt which has defended its construction of memorials for Dalit leaders at Noida Park told the SC that the project did not require environmental clearance.

Naveen unhappy over rejection of environ clearance to Vedanta

Unhappy over Centre rejecting environment clearance to Vedanta group`s bauxite mining project, CM Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh had given no indication of the decision when he met him in
Delhi.

`Life cycle analysis to be mandatory for environmental clearance`

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) would make life cycle analysis (LCA) compulsory for environment clearance to projects within the next six months, its chief said here Tuesday.