56 proposals under Forest Act given clearance

Fifty-six proposals under Forest Conservation Act and 11 projects under Environment Impact Assessment Notification for roads and public utility sectors were granted clearance in hilly states during the last one year, government today said.

Now, submit forest clearance proposals online

Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar Tuesday launched a web portal for online submission and monitoring of forest clearance proposals.

No need to set up green regulator: Centre tells SC

The Centre has informed Supreme Court that there is no need for setting up of a green regulator to oversee matters related to environmental clearances.

Natarajan rebuts criticism on diversion of forest land

Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan today claimed the rate of forest land diverted during her tenure was less than half of the average during last 32 years.