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NGT pulls up Haryana, MoEF over ‘forest land’

It was in June 2017 that Lt Col (Retd) Sarvadham Singh Oberoi approached the NGT, alleging that the proposal of M/s Ajay Enterprises Pvt Ltd and M/s Bharti Land Limited to develop a residential complex in the area was in violation of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

Environment ministry to NGT: Metro projects do not need green clearance

"The construction of the Metro line from Noida to Greater Noida does not require an EC..,” an affidavit by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said.


Coastal Zone Management Plan delayed by 6 yrs, NGT asks Ministry of Environment and Forests to sit with coastal states

Terming the stand taken by the MoEF on delay in CZMP as "unsatisfactory", the green panel expressed strong disapproval over the Ministry's submission that the states were not cooperating in the matter

New 12-member committee: MoEF sets up 2nd green panel to fast-track infrastructure projects

The existing expert appraisal committee has been meeting once every month, with every meeting running into three days, and has been considering 40-60 projects every meeting.

Stick to coal norms, NGT directs power generation companies

Upgrade verification facilities, keep strict watch on power units, says tribuna.

When polluters pay

Since assuming power last year, this government has sent mixed signals on its commitment to protect India’s ecological interests.


Urban development ministry says no to MoEF proposal for green clearance for buildings

Now, status quo will be maintained in project size after the MoUD argued that including more projects would work at cross-purposes with its plan to streamline permissions for real estate projects.

Green tribunal asks MoEF to explain CRZ dilution

The tribunal had earlier ordered an expert bird survey of the area.

MoEF returns bank guarantee to Gujarat PSU

The bank guarantee was apparently taken as a safeguard measure to ensure that the captive coal mine in Odisha, would be operationalised by the Gujarat company within three years.

A coastal road project in Mumbai now becomes a precedent for other states

Union Environment Ministry to amend CRZ notification allowing reclamation.