Independent authority to check mining: NGT

The bench has directed the secretaries of the state environment department and the SEIAA to appear personally before the tribunal.

Rampant hill-cutting to be addressed: CM

SEIAA had put up recommendations to state government in November.


‘Malin-like tragedy waiting to happen in Thane’

Rampant quarrying of hills without safeguards may lead to rockfall and even landslides.

Panel approves change in waste processing technology

Despite getting land in 2003, the project had not been able to take off due to environmental concerns

Jurisdictions questioned,green panel members,chairman quit

SEIAA chairman P M A Hakeem says it was an ‘unpleasant experience’

State police housing agency violated norms in its Thane project, says environment panel

‘Maharashtra Police Housing and Welfare Corporation constructed 260 police quarters and a school opposite the police commissioner’s office without prior clearance’.


Builders may have to include plan to save treated water

Developers proposing large housing projects may have to make a provision to direct the excess treated water from their housing colonies to maintain public spaces and gardens.

OPG gets show-cause for ‘violating’ green nod terms

The State Environment Impact Assessment Authority has issued a show-cause notice to OPG Power Ventures,asking why legal action should not be initiated against the company after it was found violating conditions under the environment clearance it received from the authority in 2010.