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Category: Environmental Clearance
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Delhi tree felling case: HC allows re-development of six colonies to go ahead 3.10.2018 Zee News : India National
The National Buildings Construction Company has been asked to apply for fresh clearances.
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Highest Priority given to NER for Development of Infrastructure: Gadkari 25.9.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Sep 25: Following a two day review meeting of every ongoing National Highway project in the North Eastern States with Chief Ministers, Central and State Official, contractors and other stake holders today in Shillong, Union Minister, Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari said that a decision has been made to give highest priority for Development of Infrastructure to the North East.
Gadkari also informed that the central government has sanctioned a whooping Rs 190,000 crore to develop 12,000 km road projects in the northeastern states.

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Centre to spend Rs 1.5 lakh cr to improve NE highways: Gadkari 25.9.2018 Sify Finance
Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari here on Monday announced that the government will spend Rs 1.5 lakh crore for improving national highways in the northeastern states of the country.
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Centre To Spend 1.5 Lakh Crore On Highways In Northeast: Nitin Gadkar 24.9.2018 NDTV News - Cities
Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari in Shillong on Monday announced that the government will spend Rs 1.5 lakh crore for improving national highways in the northeastern states of the...
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Can RERA rescue 4 trillion housing stuck? Here is what to do if your property investment is stuck 27.8.2018 Sify Finance
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India must grow at 8 or 9%. 7.75% ain't enough 23.8.2018 Rediff: Business
'A sustainable growth rate of 8 per cent is evidently some distance away,' says T N Ninan.
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Fury of floods: Persistent neglect of drainage & conservation 20.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
Extraordinary tragedy in Kerala has brought into sharp focus the persistent, pervasive and profound neglect of drainage, waterbodies, conservation of catchment areas, excessive denudation of forest, and several other areas of resource management. With environmental clearance further relaxed by the Ministry of Forest and environment, such disasters are likely to recur more often and widely. The human deaths are most tragic but animal deaths are no less tragic. Let me enumerate the factors which are well known but needs restatement responsible for floods: having excessive rains in western ghat area is not extraordinary. In 1924, the rainfall was almost double but the loss was much less. Why has damage increased with less intense rainfall? The western ghats have been denuded and devastated with unbridled exploitation through mining. Gadgil Committee had suggested conservation measure which were ignored by everybody including civil society. His report was seen as anti-development. The chickens have come to ...
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Complaint lodged against rampant stone mining near KNP 13.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Complaint lodged against rampant stone mining near KNP
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From Delhi air to Bengaluru lakes, will environment finally be an election issue in 2019? 7.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Environment has been a part of manifestos of the major national parties over the last few years. But will the growing pressure from young voters and the urban middle class finally force them to go beyond lip service to issues like pollution, tree cutting and waste?
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Cases pending in Supreme Court and NGT 6.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“The number of cases related to environmental issues pending in the Supreme Court of India is around 110 and 3573 in the National Green Tribunal.   The Government has enacted the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986; The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977; the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and the Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 etc. to regulate the matters related to environmental degradation.
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Constitution grants immunity to port, airport projects from green clea... 4.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Constitution grants immunity to port, airport projects from green clea...
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Viability of Nuclear Power Projects 1.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
In the next three years, a capacity of 3300 MW is expected to be added by completion of  three projects under construction viz. Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP) 3&4 (2X700 MW) at Kakrapar, Gujarat, Rajasthan Atomic Power Project RAPP 7&8 (2 X 700 MW) at Rawatbhata, Rajasthan and Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) (500 MW) at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu.
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Policy for Disposal of Garbage 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has said that the Ministry, in supersession of Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000, has notified the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.
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Orient Cement plans to invest Rs 2,000 cr for expansion in Telangana 22.7.2018 Sify Finance
Orient Cement Ltd, a part of C.K. Birla Group, plans to invest Rs 2,000 crore to expand the capacity of its plant in Telangana, the state government said on Saturday.
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Call to shut down stone quarries near KNP 22.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Call to shut down stone quarries near KNP
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Impact of Cutting of Trees on Pollution 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
 “The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) accords prior environmental clearance for projects or activities listed in the Schedule to the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006 (and its amendments) after having followed the prescribed process in the said notification.
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Setting up of Ten Indigenous Nuclear Power Reactors 19.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Government in June, 2017 accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for setting up ten indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) of 700 MW each in fleet mode. These reactors of indigenous technology are being set up by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), a wholly owned PSU of Government of India under the administrative control of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).
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Smear campaigns distort truth about Lavasa project: Lavasa spokesperson 19.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Smear campaigns distort truth about Lavasa project: Lavasa spokesperson
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  Infrastructural Projects in North Eastern Region 18.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
As per the information received from infrastructure-related Ministries, major infrastructure projects taken up in the North-Eastern Region inter alia include Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan for the North-Eastern Region (NER) at an estimated cost of Rs.5336.
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Assam ranks 17 in list of 18 states 12.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Assam ranks 17 in list of 18 states
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