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Green min does U-turn on pending notice for making rivers encroachment free

20 Jan 2014 12:21 AM GMT
Highly placed sources in the ministry said that the government wanted to go slow on the matter, fearing backlash from various states, in an...

The unholy dip: Most of river Ganga unfit even for bathing

9 Jan 2014 1:23 AM GMT
The central pollution control board (CPCB), under its national water quality monitoring programme, has stated that the urban centres located on the...

Noose tightens around illegal sand mining, thermal plants

30 Dec 2013 12:33 AM GMT
Thermal power plants, based on coal, lignite, naptha and gas of less than 500 megawatts(MW), seeking prior environmental clearances(EC) from the state...

Realty projects drying up ground beneath us

25 Dec 2013 1:13 AM GMT
Numerous small and big real estate projects in UP, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra were over-extracting water from the...

‘Himalayan states promoting unregulated tourism, infrastructure’

15 Dec 2013 12:03 AM GMT
The Himalayan states have learned no lessons from the Kedarnath disaster and are continuing to ignore the sustainable governance practices floated by...

Green ministry justifies mining on wildlife-rich Gola riverbed!

2 Dec 2013 1:23 AM GMT
The centre feels that mining on the riverbed of Gola River in Uttarakhand is not causing any ecological disturbance and harm to the critical wildlife...

‘Blasting by hydropower cos making Uttarakhand vulnerable to earthquakes’

19 Nov 2013 11:51 PM GMT
Most hydropower construction companies, in order to clear the mountains for the projects, are involved in blasting and heavy drilling of the rocks,...

‘Flawed’ EIA notification behind death of most rivers

18 Nov 2013 11:08 PM GMT
Serious flaws in the Environment Impact Assessment Notification (EIA) 2006 have killed most of the rivers of the country, environmentalists opined.The...

Wildlife poaching linked to terror, CIA asked to probe

16 Nov 2013 11:16 PM GMT
The government has, finally, acknowledged that wildlife poaching in the country is linked to terror. The ministry of environment and forests has...

India joins select climate fighters club

11 Nov 2013 11:17 PM GMT
India has been chosen as one of the thirteen countries in the world to be the beneficiary of the next-generation lighthouse activities aimed at...

Centre wants voluntary help from corporates to clean up Ganga

9 Nov 2013 12:34 AM GMT
The new corpus would be set up by the government with voluntary assistance from the corporate houses of the country.According to ministry officials,...

Indo-Gangetic plains under severe climatic stress, food security at stake

29 Oct 2013 12:06 AM GMT
Assessing the vulnerability of agriculture in 161 districts of IGP to climate change, the IARI, in its first such study, has found districts in...
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