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Last updated: Feb 18 2018 17:13 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India dealing with environmental crisis but govt in denial, says lawyer Ritwick Dutta 18.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Multiple studies conducted recently have shown that India is dealing with an environmental crisis.
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'We don't just have an environmental crisis, but a govt in denial as well' 18.2.2018 All Current Affairs Stories
India is witnessing a high level of environment conflict across the landscape
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Rs 38-cr proposal for road project to protect Dal Lake 18.2.2018 General News
A Rs 38-crore proposal for construction of a road through interior Srinagar aimed at conserving the famous Dal Lake has been submitted to the Jammu and Kashmir government. "We have submitted a detailed project report at an estimated cost of Rs 38 crore for construction of the Western Foreshore Road to the state government," Abdul Hafeez Masoodi, Vice Chairman of Lakes and Waterways Development Authority, told PTI. The proposed road -- a length of 3.5 km from Kohnakhan in Dalgate area to Saida Kadal bridge -- "can be the single biggest step towards saving the Dal Lake", Masoodi said. He said the road will serve multiple purposes including demarcating the western boundary of the Dal Lake, a star attraction for tourists visiting Kashmir. "The road will fix the western boundary of the lake, put an end to encroachments and also provide an alternative road for travel through the city. Combined with the Boulevard road (on the eastern side), we will have a ring road around the lake which ...
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No ‘occupancy certificate’ for many govt., private projects 14.2.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Slum board tenements among projects under threat
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Masula harbour expansion gathers pace 13.2.2018 Hindu: Vijayawada
Environment impact study begins
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Proposed waste plant in biodiversity-rich area 13.2.2018 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
67 bird, 57 butterfly and 22 dragonfly species found
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SC poser on proposed amendments in Delhi's Master Plan 9.2.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today asked the Delhi government, DDA and civic agencies here to apprise it on whether an environment impact assessment was conducted before proposing to amend the city's Master Plan-2021, a move that would come as a big relief to traders facing the threat of sealing. The Master Plan-2021 is a blueprint for urban planning and expansion in the metropolis to ensure overall development and the proposed amendements were for bringing a uniform floor area ratio (FAR) for shop-cum-residential plots and complexes at par with residential plots. The FAR is the ratio of a building's total floor area (gross floor area) to the size of the piece of land on which it is built. A bench of justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta noted the submissions of senior advocate Ranjit Kumar, assisting the court as an amicus curiae in the sealing matter, and asked the city government, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and civic agencies to file an affidavit in this regard within .
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Was assessment done before proposing Master Plan amendments, asks SC 9.2.2018 General News
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Delhi government and the DDA whether they had conducted any Environment Impact Assessment before proposing amendments to Master Plan 2021 to protect traders from a sealing drive in the capital.
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Top Court Questions Delhi Government, DDA On Changes To 2021 Master Plan 9.2.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The Supreme Court today directed the Delhi government and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to apprise it whether an environmental impact assessment was conducted before proposing amendments in the...
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SC questions AAP government, DDA over proposed amendments to Delhi Master Plan 2021 9.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The Supreme Court directed the Delhi government and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to apprise it whether an environmental impact assessment was conducted before proposing amendments in the Delhi master plan, 2021
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NGT notice to MoEF, Assam on NRL's bio-ethanol project 9.2.2018 General News
A plea challenging environmental clearance granted to Numaligarh Refineries for setting up a bamboo based bio-ethanol project in a Assam village has prompted the National Green Tribunal today to seek responses from the Centre and the state government. Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) will utilise bamboo as main biomass for producing bioethanol under the project at Owguri Chapori village in Golaghat (Assam). A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Assam government, state pollution control board and Numaligarh Refinery Limited and sought their reply by February 21. The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by wildlife activist Rohit Choudhury seeking quashing of the environment clearance granted to the project on November 2, 2016. It claimed that the proposed project fell within the no development zone of the Kaziranga National Park and Environment Impact Assessment Report has been prepared in complete violation of the EIA ..
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Was any assessment done before proposing Master Plan 2021 amendments: SC 9.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Delhi government and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) whether they had conducted any Environment Impact Assessment before proposing amendments in Master Plan 2021, to protect traders from the sealing drive in the Capital.
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SC questions Delhi govt, DDA over proposed amendments in DMP 9.2.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today directed the Delhi government and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to apprise it whether an environmental impact assessment was conducted before proposing amendments in the Delhi master plan, 2021. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta also asked DDA, Delhi government and the municipal agencies to file withing a week an affidavit giving details on whether issues like safety of buildings, traffic congestion, parking and availability of civic amenities were taken into account before proposing the amendment. The bench also asked the authorities to apprise it about availability of statistics with the Central Pollution Control Board and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee regarding the pollution level in Delhi from 2007 onwards. It took serious note of a report of the court-mandated monitoring committee, which is carrying out a sealing drive in Delhi, that MLA O P Sharma and councillor Gunjan Gupta along with their supporters had ...
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MoEF panel asks Tel govt to act against cine workers' body for 7.2.2018 General News
A committee under the Union Environment Ministry has asked the Telangana government to act against Telugu Cine Workers Co-operative Housing Society Ltd for taking up construction work of a housing project allegedly without environmental clearance. The project involves construction of group housing complex with a total built up area of 5,23,094.72 sq m in a total plot area of 2,72,788.93 sq m at Manikonda Jagir village in Rangareddy district by the society, the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) said in the minutes of the meeting held recently. The construction was started in September 2009 and 60 per cent of the built-up area was reported to be completed by November 2016 (when applied to the state EAC) without obtaining the prior EC. "The EAC, after detailed deliberations on the proposal in terms of the provisions of the MoEF & CC Notification dated March 14, 2017, confirmed the case to be of violation of the EIA Notification, 2006 and recommended for the following ..
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Conduct study on caping extraction of minerals: Environment 6.2.2018 General News
The environment ministry has suggested to the mines ministry to carry out a study on caping extraction of minerals such as limestone, the government has said. "The ministry, vide letter dated December 6, 2017, has suggested the Ministry of Mines for carrying out a capping study for minerals like limestone," Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma said in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha recently. He was asked whether the government has suggested limits on production of minerals such as limestone as there is encroachment into agricultural land for mining of such minerals. He said that the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) while appraising the project for grant of environmental clearance, takes into consideration the impact on land use and land cover of the area and if required, restricts the mining activity to a limited area and to a limited production capacity. Asked whether the government has put any ceiling in order to conserve environment, he said, ...
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JICA asks Assam to remove impediments in project completion 3.2.2018 General News
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today urged the Assam government to sort out the problematic areas that are hindering the timely completion of projects funded by it in the state. "There are problems in entry permission procedures. The security situation is also a cause of concern. Availability of land, preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment and counterpart funds are matters of concern in Assam," JICA India Office Chief Representative Takema Sakamoto said on the first day of the two-day global investors summit Advantage Assam. Sakamoto said that the Assam government has to work to overcome these challenges, so that JICA can maintain its good track ecord and return value for the investments made in the state. JICA has a long presence in Assam. We had been working in the state since 1981 and we are keen to expand our cooperation with the state, Sakamoto said. JICA has committed projects worth over Rs 6,000 crore in Assam at the moment, including the ..
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page 1Environment Ministry panel defers decision on green nod for Pharma City 2.2.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
A committee of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has deferred its decision on granting of environmental clearance to the Hyderabad Pharma City even while giving go ahead for...
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Union Buget: No extra paisa for Environment, slash in pollution abatement fund 1.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Even as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley raised concerns over rising air pollution in his Budget speech, not a single extra paisa was granted to the Union Environment Ministry for this fiscal, while the funds for pollution abatement were slashed.
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WGPC sees flaws in eco clearance 29.1.2018 Hindu: National
Says granite quarry at Enadimangalam produced expired explosives licence
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DMRC to take up DPR, feasibility studies for Hyderabad Metro phase-II 26.1.2018 HBL: Home
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has been entrusted the task of preparation of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and various studies, including environment impact assessment, for the proposed phase-I...
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