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Centre to up Goa’s iron ore output cap? 21.2.2017 TOI: Goa
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Race to document rare plants 20.2.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Most of the wood in mainland Southeast Asia has been logged to support the region's rapid economic growth. Efforts are on to document the rare plant life found in Cambodia's limestone karsts that are next in line, writes Julia Wallace. Millions of years ago, a cluster of coral reefs stood firm at Kampong Trach mountain in Cambodia, as the water receded, leaving them surrounded by the marshy, mangrove-studded Mekong Delta. Today, these reefs have been carved by the wind and rain into spiky limestone cliffs known as karsts that stand stark against the Cambodian landscape, even as the lowland rain forest around them has been denuded by centuries of intensive rice cultivation and logging. The karsts are full of nooks and crannies that have nurtured highly specialised plants and animals found nowhere else. They are also important to humans, studded with small altars and temples that are thought to be homes to neak ta, landscape spirits in the local animist pantheon. Soon, they will be gone. A small group of ...
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Defence ministry wants special berths at Vasco bay 20.2.2017 TOI: Goa
The ministry of defence has decided to step up the Indian Navy’s presence in Goa based on a development plan for the next five years, sources in the ministry said. The defence ministry has identified 33,000 sqm land and asked Mormugao Port Trust to prepare a detailed project report to develop special berths for the Navy and Coast Guard at Vasco bay.
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NITI Aayog reviews bullet train project 19.2.2017 HBL: Home
Soil testing on for undersea stretch
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Niti Aayog reviews progress in Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project 19.2.2017 ET: Policy
The meeting, chaired by Niti Aayog was also attended by 20-member Japanese delegation last week, and it decided to expedite preliminary work and obtain environmental clearances.
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Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project progress reviewed by Niti Aayog 19.2.2017 DNA: Opinion
The Niti Aayog has reviewed progress of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project for which the ground breaking ceremony will take place during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe later this year. The meeting chaired by Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya, was also attended by 20-member Japanese delegation last week, decided to expedite preliminary work and obtain environmental clearances. This was 4th meeting on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project. "The review of the project was taken. Idea is that to put pressure on ground to implement it as soon as possible. We are making satisfactory progress," said a Niti Aayog official who attended the meeting. The ground breaking ceremony, he said, would be held at the time of visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe some time later this year. "A general consultant from Japan has started working on the project since December 2016... Next step would be to do Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)," the official said. He further said ...
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Niti Aayog reviews progress on Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train 19.2.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
The high speed railway line between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is expected to cover 508 km
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2012 action plan back on table after SC order 18.2.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Child's play: Team Trump rewrites a department of energy website for kids 18.2.2017 News
Effort meant to inform younger generations sees sentences reworked and pie charts eliminated
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Genco's revised Yadadri report flawed: Activists 17.2.2017 TOI: Hyderabad Times
After being charged with plagiarism in the preparation of the all-important environment impact assessment (EIA) report on the 5 x 800 mw Yadadri thermal power project in Nalgonda district, the Telangana Genco has submitted a revised EIA seeking environment clearance for the mega plant.
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GSPCB public hearings for MPT projects rescheduled for March 17.2.2017 TOI: Goa
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Shale gas exploration : ONGC accused of flouting green laws 6.2.2017 BusinessLine - News
The ONGC, which proposes to take up shale gas exploration in the Krishna-Godavari basin in Andhra Pradesh, has been accused of violating certain provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, ...
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Panel favours grant of EC to Bhadradri thermal project 5.2.2017 Hindu: News
State has been asked to provide legal undertaking on some specific points
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NGT grants MoEF time to file documents 3.2.2017 Hindu: Delhi
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday allowed the plea of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) seeking time to file documents in pleas challenging a notification exempting real esta...
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Ministry gets time to file documents in environment clearance exemption row 2.2.2017 Latest News
The matter is listed for day-to-day hearing from Feb 15
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NGT to hear state govt and BDA today on steel flyover 30.1.2017 deccanherald.com
The National Green Tribunal has posted the next date for hearing in the steel flyover case to Tuesday after hearing the contentions of the petitioners challenging the project and its environmental impact. N S Mukund, president of Citizens Action Forum, one of the petitioners in the case, said that they (he along with V Balasubramaniam, former additional chief secretary and members of Citizens for Bengaluru) have submitted to the tribunal that the project will have an environmental impact and this should be addressed. "Our stand is very clear that there should be a proper environmental impact assessment. "The Bangalore Development Authority (one of the respondents in this case) cannot just say that the project is exempted. Every project of such a big magnitude will have an environmental impact and it should be assessed. Demanding this, we have submitted our papers," Mukund said. Soil testing continues The southern bench of the tribunal gave a day's time to the respondents comprising the BDA and other ...
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You have overstepped your brief, Centre tells NGT 24.1.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Environment ministry questions jurisdiction of NGT in reality projects notification 23.1.2017 TOI: India
Union environment ministry has questioned the jurisdiction of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to take a decision on the Centre’s recent notification which exempted bigger building projects from the time-consuming ‘prior’ green clearance route and brought smaller ones within the ambit of ‘environmental conditions’ through an easy ‘self declaration’ procedures.
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NGT challenged for objecting to EIA exemption to real estate 23.1.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Union Environment Ministry on Monday challenged the National Green Tribunal (NGT) stating that it does not have jurisdiction to quash its notification exempting certain construction projects from obtaining the environment clearance.
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NGT lacks power to decide notification on realty projects: MoEF 23.1.2017 Latest News
The Environment Ministry has challenged the jurisdiction of National Green Tribunal to take a decision on its recent notification exempting real estate projects from obtaining prior environmental clearance. The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) told the green panel that the petition challenging the notification published on December 9 last year exempting building and construction projects of all sizes from the process of environment impact assessment (EIA) and prior environmental clearance (EC) was not maintainable. "It is submitted that the petition is not maintainable in as much as the present petition has impugned the validity/ constitutionality of a notification issued by the answering respondent amending the EIA Notification, 2006 in exercise of its powers under section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 on the ground that the same is violative of Articles 21 and 14 of the Constitution, which is beyond the ambit of Section 14 read with Section 18 of the ...
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