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Coal with increased ash content, panel gives go ahead for imports

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.


Government may open degraded forests to private companies

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.

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IFS officer allowed to join IPS after a 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.


Don’t say ‘diversion’ of forest land, say ‘reforestation’, says Prakash Javadekar

Environment ministry clears 229 projects in a month, up from 217 in a quarter.

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New rules on anvil for infra works near coal plants

Pollution levels of these industries can be monitored in real time throughout the year.


To speed up infra projects, stay out of wildlife clearance, Govt tells SC

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.

NMDC receives green panel go ahead for iron ore mine in Chhattisgarh

The JV has already secured forest clearance for 315.81 hectares of land in November last year for operating the mine.


Government to colour code industries based on pollution potential

The proposed scheme will reduce the frequency at which industries currently need to seek approvals for continuing operations.


Environment: As Goyal sees judicial overreach, judge says here to stay

Goyal said that sometimes ‘judicial overreach’ of a particular matter causes more damage than good.

He was speaking at an event organised by the Aaj Tak channel. (Source: PTI)

Manomhan Singh is paying for ‘sins’ of Congress, alleges Javadekar

The Union minister was reacting to queries on summons issued by a special CBI court against Manmohan Singh.

Biodiversity body awaits new head after cabinet panel rejects earlier choice

The post of NBA chairperson has been lying vacant since February last year when Balakrishna Pisupati resigned.


Promoting growth not MoEF’s duty: Jairam Ramesh

He said that we should prepare ourselves for a systematic dismantling of the existing environmental laws and rules.


Centre nod for Shivaji statue off Mumbai coast

The proposed amendment had allowed land reclamation in sea for construction of monuments and memorials, though only “in exceptional” cases.

He was speaking at an event organised by the Aaj Tak channel. (Source: PTI)

Will trace ‘extraneous influence’ during Jayanthi Natarajan’s stint as Environment min: Javadekar

The Environment Min also accused Sonia Gandhi of interfering in important decisions during her party’s rule at the Centre.


Solapur model to check illegal sand mining in country: Javadekar

Javadekar says will hold a meeting with CM to discuss the concerns raised over river pollution.