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Environment Impact Assessment


Multi-crore river front plan Aji project inches towards securing green clearance

July 06, 2021 1:48 am

The Rajkot Municipal Corporation had submitted an application to the SEAC in 2014, proposing to develop a riverfront along the 11-kilometre long stretch of Aji river, beginning from the National Highway 27 bridge downstream Aji dam to the Morbi bypass road bridge near Railnagar.

Central Vista project: New PM residence to be ready by Dec 2022

May 04, 2021 8:24 am

Approval was given on April 12 for the 10 buildings comprising the office complexes and the conference centre, the 10 buildings which will comprise the Prime Minister’s residence, one special protection group building, and 29 buildings making up the Vice-President's enclave.

Pandemic’s other scourge

March 17, 2021 8:56 pm

Plastics and other medical waste created while dealing with COVID-19 could prove to be environmental hazards.

Draft EIA translation: Don’t take combative stand, Delhi HC tells Centre

February 26, 2021 7:32 am

“There is that impression that for some reason the Union is resisting very hard that there should be this consultation with those who do not speak Hindi and English…,” said the court.

Prima facie inclined to strike down Centre's notification on EIA for projects, SC

February 18, 2021 8:54 pm

A committee of four experts, appointed earlier by the apex court, had valued at Rs 220 crore the 300 heritage trees which were to be chopped for the construction of five railways over bridges in West Bengal in terms of oxygen and other products they offer.

Draft EIA notification "deeply anti-democratic": Jairam Ramesh

August 19, 2020 3:31 pm

Jairam Ramesh also accused Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar of seeing his job as being an accelerator for project clearances and not as a guardian/protector of India's natural resources.

SC stays contempt plea in Delhi HC against govt for not publishing draft EIA in 22 Indian languages

August 14, 2020 1:48 am

The petition had claimed that the draft EIA 2020 completely supersedes and replaces the existing environmental norms.

Contempt plea says EIA draft not in 22 languages, Delhi HC seeks Centre reply

August 12, 2020 12:54 am

Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva issued notice to the Environment Ministry, which was directed by the court on June 30 to ensure that the draft EIA is published in all 22 Indian languages within 10 days, and sought its response to the contempt plea by August 17.

Draft EIA can undo hard-won environmental gains: Rahul Gandhi slams Centre

August 10, 2020 12:21 am

Calling the EIA 2020 draft a disaster, the Congress leader said it seeks to "silence the voice of communities who will be directly impacted by the environmental degradation it unleashes".

‘Dilution of EIA provisions will be devastating for Himalayan belt’

August 04, 2020 6:27 pm

The signatories from Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh have demanded the immediate scrapping of the 2020 draft amendments. The organisations have also written to MPs of their respective states.