Following letter from Tribal Ministry, NDA govt shelves plans to ‘rationalise’ provisions of law
Globally, the potential value of biological diversity and genetic resources is pegged at around $1 trillion.
Wetland of sewerage and industrial waste that began forming 2 years ago, kills trees, destroys eco system.
Road ministry wants green clearances for road construction in areas up to 100 kms to be automatic.
France will host the World Climate Conference next year.
The move is being made based on the inputs by stakeholder ministries and suggestions from experts.
Online service system for TOR (Terms of Reference) and environment clearance proposal is operational now.
The ministry also sought deletion of its name as a party in the case, contending they had no role in the matter in view of their stand.
The committee was appointed by the ministry in October 2013 following a Supreme Court order.
The Transport department was supposed to contribute to improved air quality by bringing in more CNG-run buses.
The industry had been complaining that delays in green clearances were hindering their projects and thus hurting economic growth and it is believed that Natarajan lost her job because of that.
The new Environment Minister, Veerappa Moily, plays down change from his predecessors though adding that he has never believed in putting off things.
Still other projects are held up as the MoEF requires inputs or reports from other stakeholder ministries or state governments.
Natarajan had rejected affidavit by stakeholder ministries and Prime Ministers Office.
Railways has decided to deploy unmanned aerial vehicles to prevent accidents on tracks.