Environment Ministry

Env Min clears 6 coalblocks for 3 power plants

In what can be seen as a relaxation in its ban on mining in `no-go` areas, the Environment Ministry on Wednesday cleared six coal blocks, including five in such areas, for three major power plants in Orissa.

Jun 29, 2011, 16:55 PM IST

Adarsh Society can’t be regularized: Env Ministry

Saying that Adarsh Housing Society
had brazenly violated the law, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests ruled out the possibility of regularizing the 31-storey building, at a hearing before the Bombay High Court.

Jun 27, 2011, 20:53 PM IST

Environ Ministry forms committee for cyber attacks

The Environment Ministry has constituted a committee for Crisis Management Plan to give a measured response in case of cyber attacks on its computer networks.

Jun 10, 2011, 22:06 PM IST

More Adarsh scam files go missing

The files have gone missing from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests
in New Delhi.

May 14, 2011, 16:28 PM IST

Env Min gives powers to states to clear projects in naxal area

Environment Ministry gave power to state governments to clear
projects upto five hectares of forest land for critical public
untility infrastructure projects like schools and hospitals.

May 12, 2011, 21:22 PM IST

Plan Panel favours relaxing green norms in hilly states

Plan Panel to approach Environment Ministry seeking relaxation of norms for projects in hilly states.

May 05, 2011, 21:20 PM IST

Environment Ministry issues draft guidelines

Jairam Ramesh said the new reworked draft guidelines "accommodate all genuine concerns."

May 04, 2011, 19:25 PM IST

Man-leopard conflict: Environment Min issues guidelines

The guidelines outline a three-pronged strategy to deal with man-leopard conflict.

Apr 18, 2011, 20:45 PM IST

PAC flays Environment Ministry`s silence on tiger protection

Environment Ministry`s claim on protection of tigers notwithstanding, a parliamentary committee has taken a dim view of its "silence" on the matter.

Mar 24, 2011, 21:05 PM IST

Environment Ministry may give fresh hearing to Adarsh Society

The Environment and Forest
Ministry told the Bombay High Court that it is
considering giving the controversial Adarsh Society a fresh
hearing against the demolition order and will file an
affidavit within two weeks.

Mar 08, 2011, 21:08 PM IST

Environment Ministry suspends construction work at AP plant

A day after a violent protest
by local farmers, Environment Ministry on Tuesday ordered
suspension of construction work of a power plant in Srikakulam
district of Andhra Pradesh.

Mar 01, 2011, 21:32 PM IST

Environment Ministry gives clearance to four-lane link

Environment Ministry has given conditional CRZ clearance for the construction of
elevated four-lane link road from Chennai Port to Maduravoyal on the outskirts of Chennai city.

Feb 28, 2011, 22:18 PM IST

Govt to take final call on Posco project by Jan end

Environment Ministry on Monday
said it will take a final call on the Posco project in Orissa
by this month-end.

Jan 24, 2011, 19:59 PM IST

Environment Ministry`s final decision on Adarsh in a week

The Environment Ministry will take
a final decision on the fate of the controversial Adarsh
Housing Society in Mumbai within a week.

Jan 04, 2011, 22:03 PM IST

Environment Min issues guidelines to clean up rivers

Environment Ministry has asked state governments to take a series of steps for cleaning the rivers.

Dec 30, 2010, 22:48 PM IST

Govt extends date for Adarsh Society reply to showcause notice

Accepting a request from
Mumbai`s controversial Adarsh Housing Society, Union
Environment Ministry extended the last date for
receiving its response on a show-cause notice till January 4.

Dec 28, 2010, 21:01 PM IST

Environment Ministry seeks report on tigress` death in Assam

Jairam Ramesh sought a report from the authorities in Assam over the death of a Royal Bengal tigress.

Dec 28, 2010, 20:14 PM IST

Environ Min notifies 39 sectors for prior consent

Environment Ministry has come out with a notification identifying 39 sectors which will require prior environmental clearance for any project to be undertaken.

Dec 25, 2010, 00:40 AM IST

Bombay HC refuses to stay Environment Ministry order on Lavasa

The Bombay HC today asked Lavasa Corporation to stop construction at its township near Pune.

Dec 23, 2010, 00:45 AM IST

Environment Ministry launches portal on biodiversity

The environment Ministry launched a web portal to provide info about the vast biodiversity of India.

Dec 14, 2010, 23:16 PM IST