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NGT raps Environment and Forests Ministry over emission standards for thermal power plants

As per the notification, coal thermal power plants installed after January 1 this year should adhere to stricter air pollution norms and the ones installed before December 31, 2016 were given time till December 7, 2017 for compliance.

Don’t rush into GM crops’ field trials: panel

Set up to review 6 green laws, it wants environmental map to determine project clearances


No green nod required for 74 coal blocks to be auctioned in February

The auction will be for the private sector, while state-owned companies will get mines via allotment.

Govt links hydel projects to Ganga clean-up, proposes new clearance rules

MoEF stated that it wanted to make sure that clearances to HEPs do not obstruct or hamper the Ganga clean-up plan in any manner

How to build without harming bustard, flamingo or flower

In Gwalior, the concern is a plan to lay a power transmission line across the sanctuary.

SC slams MoEF for not taking steps to stop elephant deaths

The court also restrained the Bengal government for allegedly deciding to sterilise tuskers, calling it a “regressive and condemnable” step.


Depletion of conservation zones: NGT raps Centre

The petition alleges that decrease in NCZs has “seriously impacted the recharging of groundwater, water bodies”.

Oppn demands clear rules for faster green approvals

Saugata Roy of the Trinamool Congress termed the clearance-process a “racket” .

‘Forest cover in state raised by 34 sq km in 2 yrs’

This increase in forest cover in Gujarat was due to an increase in “Open Forest” area, where the canopy density is between 10-40%.

For slum redevelopment in CRZ-II, state seeks concessions from MoEF

SRA Wants amendment of 2011 CRZ notification, waiver of joint venture that requires state to have a 51% stake in rehabilitation projects