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.
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.
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.
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