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New power lines might accelerate bustard extinction in Gujarat 8.7.2018 DNA: Money
The thrust towards green energy is having an environmental cost that few had foreseen. The power lines that connect windmills and solar power plants are turning out to be death traps for the critically endangered Great Indian Bustards (GIB) in Gujarat. In the last decade alone, power lines have claimed the lives of about 10-15 GIBs in the GIB-range states of India. If that wasn't enough, the GETCO substation at Bhachunda, where the company plans to put about 15 to 20 power lines, is another potential death trap, claim activists, adding that it is right in the middle of a bustard habitat. Devesh Gadhvi of The Corbett Foundation, an organisation that is working towards GIB conservation, said, "The windmills, by virtue of being green energy, do not require an Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) before being set up, especially outside forest areas. The same happens with the power lines as well.  This means that when such plants are set up in revenue areas, adjacent to the forest areas, which are actually ...
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Three years on, where does the Hubballi-Dharwad Smart City project stand? 6.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Out of 27 projects proposed by these twin cities in North Karnataka under the Smart Cities Mission, only one has gotten off to a start. An interview with the Special Officer of the SPV on the challenges and overall progress so far. »
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Three charged with manslaughter over bursting of Kenya dam that killed 47 5.7.2018 Reuters: World News
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya charged three men with manslaughter and other offences on Thursday for their role in the collapse of a dam at a flower farm in May that killed at least 47 people.
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Delhi High Court: Can sapling replace grown-up tree? 5.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
"How could a sapling replace a fully grown-up tree?" the Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked while observing that felling as many as 16,500 trees to build multi-storey accommodation for the proposed redevelopment of six South Delhi colonies was akin to leaving the city to die. The high court prohibited the authorities from cutting down or taking away trees till July 26, that is the next date of hearing on a plea against felling of trees for housing projects and also asked whether any environmental impact assessment was carried out before initiating the work. "If Delhi needs that they (buildings) be dismantled, they will be dismantled. You can't leave the city to die like this," a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said. It also asked why everyone needs to be given space in the Lutyens' Delhi when the peripherals of the National Capital have so much of vacant land and added that "The mantra is decongestion". The court said that the authorities should develop colonies like ...
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How Could Saplings Replace Trees, Asks Delhi High Court On Tree Felling 4.7.2018 NDTV News - Latest
How could a sapling replace a grown-up tree, the Delhi High Court today asked while observing that felling over 16,500 trees to build multi-storey accommodation for proposed redevelopment of six South...
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Union Minister Harsh Vardhan "Misguiding" Delhiites On Tree Felling: AAP 27.6.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The Aam Aadmi Party today accused Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan of "misguiding" people over the plan to cut down over 16,500 trees in the national capital for redevelopment of seven...
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AAP Minister asks Centre to share reports on projects 27.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Imran Hussain writes to Union Environment Ministry
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Loktak road disturbs many 24.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Loktak road disturbs many
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Bullet train: Gujarat farmers begin 4-day outreach programme 23.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
The ambitious Ahmedabad – Mumbai Bullet Train project is giving the farmers of Ahmedabad and adjoining districts a nightmare. The harried lot is unaware about how much land they will lose for the project, Gujarat Khedut Samaj (GKS) president Jayesh Patel said while reaching out to farmers of 192 villages which are going to be affected. The farmers have no idea how much compensation will they get in case of acquisition and scrambling for clues how to counter it, Patel said. GKS on Friday began a Khedut Sampark Abhiyan (outreach exercise) to get an idea of what farmers feel about the project. The drive was to begin from Gandhi Ashram but was asked told to shift the venue as Danny Faure, the President of Seychelles, who is visiting the ashram on Saturday. GKS then began the drive from Nenpur village in Kheda district. GKS also conducted meeting at Chaklasi village and will conduct another meeting at Mogur village later in the evening. "Farmers are mostly from the Thakor community. Most are small and ...
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Chinese reference gets cut-pasted in report 23.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Sentence was lifted from a gender and development report
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17,000 Trees To Be Felled In Delhi For Government Housing: Official 21.6.2018 NDTV News - Cities
Nearly 17,000 grown trees would be chopped off for redevelopment of central government accommodations in South Delhi, according to an official.
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Protest against Bullet Train: Gujarat farmers to carry out yatra in 192 villages 20.6.2018 DNA: India
Farmers in Gujarat, affected by Ahmedabad – Mumbai Bullet train project, will conduct a four-day march beginning June 22 in all the 192 villages of the state that will be affected by the project. They are opposed to the forcible acquisition land and say that their fertile land is at a risk because of the project. Farmers, led by Gujarat Khedut Samaj (GKS) will carry out the Yatra from Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad on June 22, will take a night halt at Anand, Ankleshwar, Navsari and Valsad and will end at Dungra village in Valsad district. "Farmers in all the villages are opposed to project as it will render their fertile land useless. Moreover, the due process to acquire land is also not followed. Government is forcibly acquiring land and farmers are not consulted. No Environment Impact Assessment or Social Impact Assessment are conducted. Everything is on paper but nothing on ground. There is absolutely no consultation with the farmers," said Jayesh Patel, president of GKS. Patel informed that GKS will ...
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Surat farmers object to land acquisition for bullet train 19.6.2018 DNA: Money
Over 200 farmers from across 15 villages around Surat staged a protest against the notification issued by the Centre for acquiring land for the bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The farmers gave their objections in writing to the Surat district collectorate. The farmers came in tractors and motorcycles to list their 14 objections to the notifications. "It was not a protest. A notification for acquisition of land in Surat had asked for objections from the public and we had gone there to submit our objections," said Jayesh Patel, president Khedut Samaj Gujarat. He said the land acquisition is not as per the Land Acquisition Act of 2013 and that no environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the said land had been done. "Usually an EIA is done before such a notification is issued but in this case, this was not done," said Patel. He added that when land is to acquire for the public purpose the government needs to consult with local organizations and agencies. "But, this was not done in this ...
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Legal awareness programme on Environment organised 4.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Legal awareness programme on Environment organised
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Environment minister to look into Tuticorin Sterlite plant issues 26.5.2018 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
A report from the district collector and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has been sought by the ministry
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Sterlite row: Environment minister Harsh Vardhan to look into the matter 26.5.2018 Latest News
The ministry has also sought a report from the district collector and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board
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Tuticorin copper plant issues: Harsh Vardhan says will look into it 25.5.2018 General News
Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan today sought to blame the previous UPA regime for issues related to Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin and asserted that his ministry would look into the matter after 13 people were killed during protest against the expansion of the plant which, they alleged, was causing groundwater pollution. Amid allegations of environment pollution at the unit, sources in the ministry said the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had sought a report on the matter. The minister also said that he had asked his officials to study the issue "with seriousness and in-depth". The Environment Ministry sources said that since there had been agitation and protests, either the district collector or somebody else should have had some consultations. The protest over Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit took a violent turn recently when stones were pelted by agitators and police vehicles were toppled after they were prevented from marching towards the plant. ..
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Need for conservation of biodiversity stressed 25.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Need for conservation of biodiversity stressed
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‘Exiting Thoothukudi not on the cards’, says Sterlite CEO 25.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Holding ‘external forces’ responsible for the mayhem, the CEO of Sterlite says the company will continue to pursue legal options
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Committed to environment, welfare of people in Tuticorin: Vedanta Chairman 25.5.2018 Zee News : India National
Vedanta has often been accused of making a mockery of environmental laws. The latest fire that Anil Agarwal is attempting to fight is raging in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin district.
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