Enviornment Ministry

  • Jairam gives thumbs up to Jayanthi Natrajan July 12, 2011

    New Delhi: New Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan is "passionately concerned" about green issues, Jairam Ramesh said about his successor on Tuesday. "I have known Natarajan for many years. She is also passionately concerned (about environment)," Ramesh, who is hailed for upgrading profile of the Environment Ministry, told reporters. In the cabinet reshuffle...
  • LPG cause of air pollution, CSE debunks report September 15, 2011

    New Delhi: The Environment Ministry's recent report on sources of pollution levels in cities across India is a victim of bad science and politics. That's the allegation by the Centre for Science and Environment. The Ministry report blames LPG combustion and road dust as the biggest contributor to air pollution...
  • Lavasa seeks six weeks for reply to MOEF January 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Bombay High Court on January 27 postponed Lavasa hearing till March 10. Lavasa on Thursday sought six weeks to submit documents that were asked by Ministry of Environment and Forests. MOEF counsel mentioned that there were no talks of out of court settlement going on. Construction was stopped there...
  • Statue building spree: UP chief secy apologises to SC November 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Atul Kumar Gupta has tendered an unconditional apology to the Supreme Court for violation of its order halting all further construction at various memorial sites of Dalit leaders in Lucknow. The state Chief Secretary tendered the apology in an affidavit filed on Saturday to the...
  • SC refuses to intervene in Mayawati's statue spree August 28, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stop installation of statues of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and other Dalit leaders in a Noida park, saying it cannot intervene till funds are being misused. A bench of Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice P Sathasivam said it would...
  • Mayawati's statues face heat from Environment Ministry July 6, 2009

    New Delhi: After the Centre demanded an enquiry into the construction of her massive statues, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is courting fresh trouble from the Environment Ministry. Sprawling statues, majestic replicas of elephants adorning Dalit memorials across Uttar Pradesh have raised eyebrows for a long time but Mayawati now finds...