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Ministry of Environment and Forests


MoEFCC issues SOP: Violations may lead to closing, demolition of projects

July 11, 2021 4:59 am

The SOP -- issued by the ministry on July 7 in the form of an Office Memorandum – is a result of orders from the National Green Tribunal, which earlier this year directed the ministry to put in place penalties and an SOP for green violations.

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

September 24, 2017 9:56 am

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

December 01, 2014 12:16 am

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

November 30, 2014 11:41 am

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

October 09, 2014 1:53 am

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

September 04, 2014 1:47 am

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

September 03, 2014 2:03 am

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

August 09, 2014 2:17 am

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

Oppn demands clear rules for faster green approvals

July 23, 2014 1:41 am

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

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

July 17, 2014 9:16 am

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