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Draft coastal plan under fire 31.3.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Greens say plan may lead to unrestricted development in vulnerable areas
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Draft coastal plan under fire 31.3.2018 Hindu: Home
Greens say plan may lead to unrestricted development in vulnerable areas
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Goa govt revives controversial Regional Plan 2021 29.3.2018 General News
Nearly six years after it was put on hold due to protests, the Goa Regional Plan 2021 was revived today with the state government allowing construction activities, on case to case basis, on the lands notified as settlement, commercial, institutional and industrial zones. Announcing the decision, Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai said the developmental activities would be allowed case-wise after following a proper procedure. Implementation of Regional Plan 2021 was put on hold by the then chief minister Digambar Kamat of Congress on June 4, 2012 amid protests by the Opposition which feared that the RP would unleash unbridled construction activity damaging the fragile ecology of the coastal state. The order issued today by the Town and Country Planning department prohibited development in eco-sensitive areas like low-lying paddy field, water bodies, khazan land, flood-prone areas, lands having slopes with over 25 per cent inclination, and forest lands, ...
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Illegal prawn enclosures demolished to reclaim encroached 28.3.2018 General News
The Kendrapara district administration has demolished illegal prawn enclosures and reclaimed nearly two acres of encroached government land on the fringe of a swampy mangrove forest, an official said. The patches were made encroachment-free and four illegal prawn 'gheries'(enclosures), each measuring half-an- acre, were demolished yesterday, an official said. The dismantled plots had come up in coastal regulation zone (CRZ) patches, Rajnagar Tehsildar Nihar Ranjan Mallick said. "The reclaimed patches would be taken up for mangrove regeneration programme so that prawn farmers are not able to reoccupy these areas. The forest department has been asked to undertake plantation drive soon," Mallick said. The unlawful dykes were earlier identified in a joint survey by revenue, forest and police personnel. The dyke builders were served notices to voluntarily dismantle the structures. As they failed to do so, the illegal structures were demolished, he said. The reclaimed areas ...
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District coastal panels remain toothless 25.3.2018 Hindu: Home
Panels, formed in 2015, are yet to be given powers to curb coastal zone violations
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Maharashtra bans plastic bags, becomes 18th state to do so 25.3.2018 General News
The Maharashtra government has imposed a complete ban on plastic carry bags and thermocol cutlery, becoming the 18th state of the country to impose such ban.State's Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam on Saturday said the use of plastic is the major cause of diseases, hence the government took this decision.In case of violation, the manufacturers and users will have to pay fine of Rs. 5,000."Maharashtra produces 1,100 tonnes of waste everyday. Today, there is tonnes of waste in the state. This is a major cause behind diseases, sometimes life threatening diseases. Plastic is banned in 17 states across India, we are the 18th state," Kadam told ANI.He said the thermocol used for decoration also stands banned and urged the plastic manufacturers to produce cotton bags instead.Kadam also said the Devendra Fadnavis-led government has decided to levy a refundable charge on plastic items like PET bottles and milk pouches which have been exempted from the ban."The government will be implementing .
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Permission denied for T.K. Ramakrishnan Memorial 23.3.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
KCZMA shoots down proposal for constructing the structure near boat jetty
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Sand truck operators stage dharna in Udupi 23.3.2018 Hindu: Health
Oppose mandatory installation of GPS
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Local bodies to get high-resolution maps 17.3.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Drawn up as part of CZMP document, the maps will feature high tide line, CRZs in coastal areas
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Local bodies to get high-resolution maps 17.3.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Drawn up as part of CZMP document, the maps will feature high tide line, CRZs in coastal areas
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Hundreds of Raigad beach structures face demolition 17.3.2018 Hindu: Rx
Notices, criminal cases against owners for flouting CRZ rules
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Court allows Goa NGOs to be party in SWPL case 17.3.2018 Hindu: National
The port company’s expansion plan is being opposed by environment groups
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HC rejects PIL against spot fine for traffic violations 16.3.2018 General News
The Madras High Court today dismissed a PIL which challenged levying of spot fine for traffic violations by motorists, observing that there was no law that prohibited such a penalty. The plea was filed by social activist 'Traffic' Ramaswamy seeking a direction to the traffic police not to allegedly harass the public under the guise of spot fine without giving them an opportunity to contest the violations before the court of law. "The petition in our view is a gross abuse of the process of court. The imposition of fine, including spot fine, on driving in contravention of rules is permissible. There is no law which prohibits collection of spot fines," a bench comprising Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Qudddhose said. In anticipation of stray incidents of police excesses or improprieties or even dishonesty, the court cannot entertain a PIL and stop collection of spot fines from errant drivers, the judges said. The petitioner referred to a recent incident in which a ...
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Ban on plastic in Maha; manufacturers to have 3-4 months 16.3.2018 General News
After announcing a ban on several plastic items in the state from March 18, Maharashtra Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam today said manufacturers of these goods will get three to four months of breathing period. Manufacturing, import and sale of plastic with below 50 microns thickness and products made from Thermocol will be banned in the state from Sunday. Milk dairies and manufacturers of packaged drinking water will have to set up recycling plants for plastic pouches and bottles. Speaking to reporters, Kadam said an empowered committee headed by him will examine the need to amend the rules in future. Another committee will be set at the level of Divisional Commissioners to implement the ban at the district level, he said. As to milk pouches, Kadam said initially the consumer will have to pay an additional 50 paise to the retailer while buying them. Upon returning the empty pouch, 50 paise will be refunded and the pouch will be sent to the manufacturer for ...
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Maha to ban plastic from March 18, says environment minister 16.3.2018 General News
The Maharashtra government has decided to ban the use of plastic from "Gudi Padva", the Maharashtrian New Year which falls on March 18, Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam today said in the state Assembly. The ban would cover the production, use, storage, sale, distribution, import and transportation of plastic, the minister informed the House. He said that those violating the ban would be fined Rs 25,000 and could also face a three-year jail term. He told the House that plastic bags, thermocol, disposable cups and plates, cutlery, non-woven polypropylene bags, plastic pouches and packaging would be banned. However, plastic used to cover medicines, forest and horticulture products, solid waste, tree saplings and the use of plastic in special economic zones for export purposes would be exempt from the ban. Similarly, plastic covers and wrappers used for manufactured and processed products would also be exempt, he said. Plastic milk pouches would have to be above 50 microns .
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Govt. to protect farms from tidal waves 16.3.2018 Hindu: Cities
Plans to send request to Centre for amendment to coastal regulation zone rules
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HC grants 20 days parole to life convict in blast case to 14.3.2018 General News
The Madras High Court today granted 20 days parole to a life convict in the 1998 Coimbatore serial bomb blast case to enable him conduct his daughter's marriage. A division bench, comprising Justice CT Selvam and Justice N Sathishkumar, directed the Superintendent of Police, Central Prison, Coimbatore, to release the convict Mahamed Ansari for 20 days commencing from April 10 to April 30. Ansari's wife had filed a plea seeking at least two months parole for her husband in connection with the marriage. She submitted that their eldest daughter's marriage has been fixed for April 16 and reception the next day. They have to perform numerous ceremonies before and after the marriage ceremony. She also submitted that when her husband was granted parole earlier, he had abided by all the conditions imposed by the SP. Allowing parole for 20 days, the bench directed the SP to provide security for the convict during the period and produce him at the prison on May 1 by 10 am.
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Now, post-facto clearances for projects in coastal areas 14.3.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Now, post-facto clearances for projects in coastal areas
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Local bodies to submit proposals on CZMP 12.3.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Coastal Regulation Zone stipulations standing in the way of housing projects, complain civic heads
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NGT issues notice to Gujarat on plea against destruction of mangroves 10.3.2018 Hindu: News

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notices to Gujarat and Centre after a plea claimed that mangroves in Kutch district were being cleared by Deendayal Port Trust.

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