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Notification on green clearance for industrial projects gets HC nod 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
Additional Solicitor-General clarifies that environmental clearance contingent on meeting norms
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With CRZ nod pending, Shipping Min flags award of work for Haldia terminal by IWAI 16.10.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The Ministry of Shipping (MoS) has flagged concerns regarding the award for work for Haldia multi-modal terminal even as a final order on Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance is pending. In an advisory sent in August, the MoS told the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), that it should have waited for a formal orders on CRZ clearance from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) before it awarded work for the Rs.516 crore Haldia multi-modal terminal. MoEF&CC's expert panel on infrastructure and CRZ recommended for the project clearance on May 11. As per procedure, the recommendations of the expert panel are processed by the minister for approval or rejection. The IWAI had to seek CRZ clearance as the Haldia terminal site falls within the CRZ area. The West Bengal State Coastal Management Authority appraised the project on January 10 and recommended it to Centre for clearance on January 24. According to the MoS, in December 2016, Mumbai-based ITD Cementation India Limited won ...
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Public hearing on Vizag port trust oil berths expansion on Oct 31 12.10.2017 BusinessLine - National
A public hearing is going to be held here on October 31 by the Andra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on the proposed expansion of two oil berths of Visakhapatnam Port Trust at a cost of ₹193.31 crore...
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BMC to help societies with compost units 11.10.2017 Hindu: News
To assess problems that bulk waste generators are facing
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Sand extraction licence issued to 26 persons, says Ramanath Rai 10.10.2017 Hindu: News
The number is 41, according to Dakshina Kannada DC Jagadeesha
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Wildlife week concludes 5.10.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Wildlife week concludes
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SGNP to lose 1.48 lakh sq mt to new route 5.10.2017 DNA: Mumbai
About 1.48 lakh sqmt of Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) land will be deforested for the construction of the first phase of the Virar-Alibaug multi-modal corridor, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has said. In its draft environmental assessment report submitted to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), the MMRDA said that along with 1.48 lakh square meters of SGNP land, it will also have to deforest around 6.90 lakh square meters of mangroves for the project's phase-1. Furthermore, the project will pass within a 10-km radius of Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnala Bird Sanctuary and Matheran eco-sensitive zone, the MMRDA report says. "The major long-term negative impact will be the permanent loss of about 14.8 hectares (1.48 lakh square meters) of Sanjay Gandhi national Park, and 793 hectares non-forest land tree (mangroves) located within the proposed ROW (Right Of Way) of multi-modal corridor," the environmental assessment report reads. SGNP has one of the ...
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Seven Sonshi mines get GSPCB consent to operate 28.9.2017 TOI: Goa
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GAIL plans to set up petrochemical complex in Andhra Pradesh 25.9.2017 ET: Petrochem
The EAC has recommended permission for preparing terms of reference for preparing required reports with regard to the environment management and impact, for the project.
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NGT raps MoEF over emission standards for thermal power plants 24.9.2017 Latest News
A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim came down heavily on the Environment Ministry for not filing the document as per its direction within the stipulated time
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First stage nod for Palamuru-RR lift 23.9.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
MoEF panel to issue ToR for appraisal of project
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National High-Speed Rail gets on to bullet mode 22.9.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Construction for the proposed training institute in Vadodara has begun; Staff strength of NHSRCL to reach 4,000 once the bullet train starts
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Is Sardar Sarovar Dam a boon or a bane? 22.9.2017 Hindu: Home
There is as yet no credible assessment of the costs, benefits and impact of the project
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Is the Sardar Sarovar Dam boon or bane? 21.9.2017 Hindu: Opinion
LEFTThere is as yet no credible assessment of the costs, benefits and impact of the projectHimanshu Thakkar To assess whether the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) is a boon or bane, we need to have a cred...
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Science and the messiness of democracy: The Thirty Metre Telescope 21.9.2017 Hindu: Home
If human beings are to reach the skies and plumb its secrets, there has to be engagement between science and democracy, however cumbrous that may be.
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Karnataka govt issues notification banning garbage burning 20.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Burning garbage, leaves or twigs in open spaces will attract a penalty of Rs 5 lakh or up to five years in jail or both.

The state government has issued a notification as per section 19(5) of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981. The notification was issued on the proposal submitted by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) which aims to prevent health hazards.

"The concentration of particulate matter is increasing in urban areas because of burning of solid waste in open spaces. The ban is imposed within the jurisdiction of all urban local bodies including the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and in all solid waste landfill sites through out the state," said Ramachandra, member secretary, State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA).
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Louis Berger is consultantfor Sabarimala airport 20.9.2017 Hindu: National
It gets nine months to submit the EIA and feasibility reports
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Economic exploitation and state oppression in Balochistan echoes in Geneva 19.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
Geneva [Switzerland] Sept 18 : Baloch activists and human rights defenders raised their voice against the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and termed it as a project of looting and plundering of natural wealth of Balochistan.
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Consider social impact 18.9.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Modi in his address during Sardar Saravor Dam inauguration mainly targeted academics, activists, and the World Bank
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Naidu: green cover will be enhanced to 50% by 2029 18.9.2017 Hindu: Home
State would be open defecation-free by 2018, he says
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