“We have increased forest cover by 3,500 sq km. We have increased mangrove by 1,000 sq km. It is not a small achievement. It shows our direction and commitment,” said Javadekar.
A parliamentary committee said the ministry could only utilise 35 per cent of the allocation up to December 2015
Committee recommended that the restriction on maximum ash content of imported coal may be increased upto 25 per cent and environment impact assessment be carried out accordingly.
The idea was first discussed between Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Global Investors Summit in Indore last year.
Siddharth Kumar Ambedkar, a 2012-batch IFS officer, had appeared for the 2013 civil services (mains) exam and informed his course director at the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy in Dehradun.
Environment ministry clears 229 projects in a month, up from 217 in a quarter.
Pollution levels of these industries can be monitored in real time throughout the year.
This move was originally prioritised as an action point at a meeting chaired by Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, on July 12, 2014.
The JV has already secured forest clearance for 315.81 hectares of land in November last year for operating the mine.
The proposed scheme will reduce the frequency at which industries currently need to seek approvals for continuing operations.
Goyal said that sometimes ‘judicial overreach’ of a particular matter causes more damage than good.
The Union minister was reacting to queries on summons issued by a special CBI court against Manmohan Singh.
The post of NBA chairperson has been lying vacant since February last year when Balakrishna Pisupati resigned.
He said that we should prepare ourselves for a systematic dismantling of the existing environmental laws and rules.
The proposed amendment had allowed land reclamation in sea for construction of monuments and memorials, though only “in exceptional” cases.