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Ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) News

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Declare monkeys as vermin in 39 tehsils: HP to MoEF

At least seven tehsils in Kangra district, five each in Una, Bilaspus and Sirmaur, are among 39 tehsils in the state's 10 of 12 districts that have been identified as monkey hotspots.


Centre may step in,call CMs’ meet

A dedicated special purpose vehicle would be created for executing the projects expeditiously.

India may block consensus on hazardous waste

New Delhi is also likely to stay away from any consensus on even a “fixed-time approach” towards considering a ban.

MoEF relents,GoM says no to ‘go,no-go’

‘No merit in continuing the system as it is bereft of any legal standing’.

MORTH urges Govt to delink environment and forest clearances

MORTH has suggested the government to de-link environment and forest clearances in a bid to fast track highways project.