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Ministry of environment and forests (MoEF)


Narmada district: Gujarat to ‘withdraw’ revenue record entry in eco-sensitive zone

December 31, 2020 3:10 am

The development comes a day after BJP Lok Sabha MP from Bharuch, Mansukh Vasava, submitted his resignation from the party. He later withdrew the resignation.

Gujarat MP writes to PM, seeks withdrawal of eco-sensitive zone around Statue of Unity

December 24, 2020 1:33 am

In his letter drafted in Hindi, Vasava has cited the example of Rajasthan, where the notification for the eco-sensitive zone has been withdrawn in the “interest of farmers and locals”.

Ahmedabad's water hangar to improve seaplane services, allow local maintenance

December 05, 2020 2:32 pm

With Seaplane operations in the state likely to be expanded on three more routes, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is constructing a water hangar at the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad to avoid disruption in operations due to maintenance.

NGT raps MoEF over monitoring of environmental norms

August 01, 2020 5:01 pm

The green panel said compliance of conditions of environmental clearance must be monitored on periodical basis, atleast once in a quarter. It asked the Environment Ministry to review and strengthen the mechanism for the purpose.

HC directs MoEF, state to respond to plea seeking relaxation in vehicular restrictions in Matheran

May 08, 2020 7:21 pm

The court was informed that as Matheran is an eco sensitive zone (ESZ), no vehicular movement beyond Dasturi Point was allowed, except for ambulances and vehicles of fire brigade and solid waste management

Maharashtra: Environment Ministry seeks report on GM crop sowing in state

June 14, 2019 2:56 am

On Monday, more than 1,000 farmers had publicly sown unapproved transgenic cotton and brinjal in Akoli Jahangir village of Akot taluka in Akola district.

Issue guidelines to check pollution by education institutions: NGT to MoEF

July 24, 2018 9:07 pm

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel expressed concern over air and noise pollution caused by schools and other such institutions in contravention to green laws and asked the ministry to look into it.

MoEF refuses to give exemptions for public hearings, biodiversity study for Goregaon-Mulund project

December 08, 2017 2:26 am

The total length with approach road is 5.6 km, including the 4.7-km tunnel under the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The estimated cost is Rs 2,000 crore.

Goregaon Mulund Link Road: MoEF grants terms of reference

October 27, 2017 8:35 am

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 2,000 crore and it would require the diversion of forest land of 21.5 ha, the area under the SGNP.

Maintain environmental flow of 15-20 per cent in rivers: National Green Tribunal to states

August 13, 2017 6:07 pm

The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by environment activist Pushp Saini seeking directions to the Centre and the states to maintain minimum environment flow in the rivers across the country to ensure their uninterrupted flow.