Environment Ministry

Rescue captive elephants, rights group asks Govt

An animal rights group Wednesday asked the union environment ministry to step up efforts to rescue captive elephants housed in hideous conditions across the country.

Jul 04, 2012, 19:36 PM IST

PMO to discuss easing of environment norms for CIL projs with MoEF

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is likely to discuss with the Environment Ministry the possibility of doing away with the mandatory public hearing for according clearances to Coal India projects requiring expansion of up to 25 percent.

Jun 28, 2012, 17:54 PM IST

No experiments on animals in colleges: Environment Ministry

The ministry of environment and forests has issued guidelines to stop experimentation on animals for training undergraduate and PG students.

Apr 18, 2012, 22:14 PM IST

MOEF wrongly viewed as stumbling block: Jayanthi

Environment Ministry is "wrongly
viewed" as a stumbling block for industrial and mining sectors, Union
Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said.

Apr 11, 2012, 18:28 PM IST

Don't blame environment ministry for coal shortage: Natarajan

The shortage of coal should not be blamed on green clearances as the environment ministry has given licences for coal mining and power projects way beyond the energy targets for 2017, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said Wednesday.

Apr 11, 2012, 14:32 PM IST

Posco verdict not a setback to govt's green policies

The National Green Tribunal order suspending environmental clearance to Posco is not a setback to government's green policies, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said on Friday, asserting that "very strict and transparent" procedure was followed while giving the nod.

Mar 30, 2012, 15:47 PM IST

Natarajan bats for monitoring of industrial wastes

Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan favoured increasing penalty for violators.

Feb 17, 2012, 18:19 PM IST

No infirmity in clearance to Posco: MoEF tells Green Tribunal

The Environment Ministry has told the National Green Tribunal that there was no infirmity in its decision to grant environmental clearance to Posco's mega steel project in Orissa.

Jan 12, 2012, 16:24 PM IST

Lavasa second phase shouldn't face hurdles: State

The Maharashtra government does not foresee any major hurdle in the execution of second phase of Lavasa Hill City project in Pune district, provided it conformed to the guidelines issued by the Centre, Minister of State for environment Sachin Ahir said here Wednesday.

Nov 09, 2011, 22:04 PM IST

Lavasa project gets environmental clearance

Lavasa`s hill city project overcame the green hurdle with Environment Ministry granting clearance for its first phase subject.

Nov 09, 2011, 18:29 PM IST

HCC's Lavasa gets conditional green clearance

The ministry of environment and forests declined to give approval to the township last month.

Nov 09, 2011, 17:11 PM IST

Manufacturing policy may figure in Cabinet meeting tomorrow

Earlier last month, the ministries of environment and labour were opposed to the proposals brought in by the Industry Ministry.

Oct 24, 2011, 17:04 PM IST

Our ability to preserve wildlife at test: PM

The PM urged the people to become the torch bearers in taking forward the critical agenda of conserving India`s cultural heritage.

Oct 07, 2011, 19:17 PM IST

India to host international dialogue on green economy

India along with the United Nations will host a dialogue on green economy and inclusive growth next month in preparation for the Earth Summit in Brazil 2012.

Sep 17, 2011, 19:22 PM IST

Coal output target missed due to environment, other issues: Parl

The country's domestic coal production target could not be achieved in 2010-11 mainly on account of environment ministry not allowing the expansion of projects falling in areas categorised as critically polluted under CEPI, Parliament was informed on Monday.

Sep 05, 2011, 16:27 PM IST

Parliamentary panel for speedy redressal of 'go' and 'no go' areas

Terming that the delay in green clearances would lead to a fall in production targets of coal and lignite firms, a Parliamentary panel has stressed on the need for "concerted efforts" to find a solution to "go" and "no go" categorisation.

Aug 18, 2011, 18:15 PM IST

Felt like `Shikhandi` in Environ Ministry: Ramesh

"I had become Shikhandi in
Environment and Forest Ministry," Rural Development Minister
Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said on facing the brunt of attacks on
land acquisition for various projects.

Jul 26, 2011, 21:33 PM IST

India to set up independent environmental body

India’s govt will set up a new environmental regulator to review investment projects, the Prime Minister said Manmohan Singh said.

Jul 26, 2011, 12:33 PM IST

Mixed response from India Inc to Ramesh being moved out of Environment ministry

He may have given sleepless nights to corporates in his Green crusade which saw multi-billion projects getting stuck, but India Inc is also praising technocrat-turned politician Jairam Ramesh for putting in a mechanism in the Environment ministry that protects environmental concerns.

Jul 12, 2011, 22:19 PM IST

Environment ministry : No definition for forest

The reason cited by the Ministry in its reply is that
"definition" of forests is under active consideration and it
is yet to be "finalised".

Jun 29, 2011, 17:44 PM IST