Environment Ministry

Decision on Gadgil, Kasturirangan panels on June 4: Prakash Javadekar

Union Environment Ministry will take decision on reports prepared by the Madhav Gadgil and Kasturirangan panels on the Western Ghat at a meeting in New Delhi on June 4, the new Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

May 31, 2014, 18:29 PM IST

Spain okays Repsol plan for Canary Islands exploration

The Spanish government on Thursday gave oil giant Repsol the green light to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the Canary Islands, a move that environmental groups described as "unjustifiable".

May 30, 2014, 06:10 AM IST

IFS, IAS officers at loggerheads over Green India Mission post

The post of Director of Green India Mission, a multi-crore forest generation programme of the Environment Ministry, has become a bone of contention between IFS and IAS officers.

May 21, 2014, 19:40 PM IST

IFS, IAS officers at loggerheads over Green India Mission post

The post of Director of Green India Mission, a multi-crore forest generation programme of the Environment Ministry, has become a bone of contention between IFS and IAS officers.

May 21, 2014, 19:40 PM IST

MoEF defers green nod to Maharashtra Mining Corp coal block

A high-level panel in the Environment Ministry has deferred the decision on granting green approval to Maharashtra State Mining Corp Ltd's opencast coal mining project in Maharashtra.

May 11, 2014, 16:45 PM IST

MoEF may take up Hindalco's coal proj for clearance next week

The Environment Ministry may meet next week to take up the issue of granting clearance for diversion of forest land pertaining to Hindalco's coal mining project in Odisha.

Apr 25, 2014, 16:21 PM IST

Centre exempts 3,000 sq km fragile land in Kerala from ESA

Environment Ministry has decided to exempt over 3,000 sq km environmentally fragile land in Kerala`s Western Ghats region from the category of Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESAs) demarcated by a high-level central government panel.

Mar 11, 2014, 22:36 PM IST

Environment Ministry clears Kerala demand on Western Ghats

The centre has accepted the Kerala government`s recommendations to keep agricultural land, plantations, and habitations out of the ecologically sensitive areas (ESAs) identified by an expert committee on the conservation of the Western Ghats.

Mar 05, 2014, 21:14 PM IST

Environment Ministry clears Kerala demand on Western Ghats

The centre has accepted the Kerala government`s recommendations to keep agricultural land, plantations, and habitations out of the ecologically sensitive areas (ESAs) identified by an expert committee on the conservation of the Western Ghats.

Mar 05, 2014, 15:56 PM IST

Environment ministry accepts Kerala government`s demands

The union environment ministry Tuesday accepted the Kerala government-appointed expert committee`s recommendation.

Mar 05, 2014, 00:38 AM IST

Environment Ministry`s new green building inaugurated

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday inaugurated Environment Ministry`s new office - a green building which has adopted several measures to save energy.

Feb 25, 2014, 13:27 PM IST

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.

Jan 10, 2014, 23:18 PM IST

Environ Min rejects Vedanta's mining proposal in Niyamgiri

Environment Ministry today rejected Vedanta's controversial bauxite mining proposal in Odisha's Niyamgiri, official sources said.

Jan 10, 2014, 21:58 PM IST

Posco gets environmental clearance for Rs 52K Odisha project

South Korean giant Posco has won environmental clearance to build Rs 52,000 crore steel plant in Odisha, ending eight years of wait for a project that would involve the largest-ever foreign direct investment in India.

Jan 10, 2014, 17:44 PM IST

Environment nod to lift cost of POSCO's India plant to $12.6 bn

The proposed 12 million-tonnes-per-year plant in Odisha has been stuck for more than eight years due to delays in getting various clearances and acquiring land.

Jan 09, 2014, 23:58 PM IST

Proposed Haryana nuke plant gets Environ Min`s conditional nod

A nuclear power plant proposed to be set up in Haryana is one step short of getting the green clearance with a high-level panel of the Environment Ministry giving conditional nod.

Dec 29, 2013, 14:10 PM IST

Environment Ministry yet to get letter from Goa on Western Ghats report

The Environment Ministry Tuesday said it is yet to receive any letter from the Goa government on the controversial Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats and will "look at it" once it comes.

Dec 10, 2013, 19:30 PM IST

Centre bans mining in sensitive zones along sanctuaries in Goa

No mining will be allowed around the Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ) of six wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Goa with the Environment Ministry on Thursday imposing a ban on such activities.

Oct 31, 2013, 17:53 PM IST

Afforestation programme not yielding desired results?

Despite a continuous fall in forest cover in the country over the years, the Environment Ministry has failed to effectively implement its afforestation programme to meet the challenge, an official document has revealed.

Oct 31, 2013, 17:34 PM IST

Goa asked to ensure proper mining closure plan is implemented

Environment Minister asked Goa government to ensure that a proper and rigorous mining closure plan is implemented "in quickest possible time".

Oct 24, 2013, 22:30 PM IST