Environment Ministry

  • Western Ghats report may spoil the chances of Congress 03-03-2014 04:32 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The implementation of Dr K Kasturirangan committee report aimed at preserving the Western Ghats will have its implications in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with the Congress expected to be the worst sufferer. The hunger strike by the Western Ghats people protection committee has entered the sixth day with...
  • Coal India gets environment ministry approval for 23 projects 12-01-2014 11:50 AM

    Coal India (CIL) has received approval from the Ministry of Environment and Forests for 23 projects after intervention by the Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI). "As on December 30, 2013, out of the 20 projects pending with MoEF (Ministry of Environment and Forests) for EC (environment clearance), 16 proposals have...
  • Proposed Haryana nuke plant gets Environment Ministry's conditional nod 29-12-2013 10:08 AM

    New Delhi: A nuclear power plant proposed to be set up in Haryana is one step short of getting the green clearance with a high-level panel of the Environment Ministry giving conditional nod. The decision to recommend green clearance to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) proposal for...
  • MoEF allows agriculture, plantation activities along Western Ghats 20-12-2013 11:08 PM

    New Delhi: Under pressure from states like Kerala, Environment Ministry on Friday allowed agriculture and plantation activities along the Western Ghats which had been banned through the implementation of an earlier order issued last month. The Ministry eased the norms while maintaining that ban on activities including red category industries,...
  • Need environment police for tackling sand mafia: Sumaira Abdulali 12-08-2013 05:01 PM

    What can be done to prevent the great sand loot in India? Is illegal sand mining a direct consequence of a nexus between builders lobby and politicians? Should there be a single window system at the centre to deal with illegal sand mining? Awaaz Foundation's convenor Sumaira Abdulali joined IBNLive...
  • MP: Illegal sand mining rampant even after green tribunal's ban 07-08-2013 08:20 AM

    Hoshangabad: The National Green Tribunal's nationwide stay on sand mining on the river beds without Environment Ministry clearance has had no effect on the sand mining mafia in Madhya Pradesh. CNN-IBN travelled to Sohagpur in Hoshangabad district to do a reality check and found rampant illegal sand mining. Madhya Pradesh...
  • Allahabad HC seeks reply from Environment Min on PIL against Varanasi project 29-07-2013 10:35 PM

    Allahabad High Court on Monday sought a reply from the Union Ministry for Environment and Varanasi Jal Nigam on a petition challenging proposed beautification of "Assi Ghat", a fabled pilgrimage and tourist spot in the holy city. A Division Bench comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Arun Tandon passed the...
  • Lavasa order not politically influenced: Chavan 10-11-2011 07:25 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan denied acting under political pressure on the Lavasa issue. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, he said he worked according to the rules. Chavan's statement came hours after the Environment Ministry gave the controversial hill city project a go-ahead. He said that there was a misconception...
  • Lavasa gets green nod from environment ministry 09-11-2011 07:44 PM

    Mumbai: Lavasa, India's first planned hill city, being built in Maharshtra's Pune district, is now one step closer to reality. The Union Environment Ministry on Wednesday gave conditional clearance to the project. The Lavasa township got the clearance to the Environment Ministry, subject to additional conditions, after several months of...
  • Court to hear Maharashtra govt case against Lavasa 08-11-2011 08:41 AM

    Pune: A district court will hear the Maharashtra government's application against Lavasa, the ambitious hill city project set in the outskirts of Pune city, on Tuesday. The Prithviraj Chavan government had filed a criminal complaint against Lavasa Corporation and its promoters for alleged violations of the Environment Protection Act. The...
  • Navy's plans to test fire missiles hit hurdle 07-11-2011 08:19 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Navy's plans to test fire missiles from Andaman and Nicobar Islands appear to have hit a hurdle with the Environment Ministry concerned over the impact of the exercise on an endangered bird species found only in the ecologically sensitive area. The Environment Ministry, which is examining...
  • Lavasa: 6 officers, 9 directors named in case 04-11-2011 02:33 PM

    New Delhi: A Pune court adjourned the hearing of the case against Lavasa promoters on Friday. The court said it will hear the case on Saturday after scrutinising the application filed by the Maharashtra government. The Maharashtra government initiated proceedings against Lavasa promoters in a Pune court, sources said on...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Ajit Gulabchand 01-11-2011 11:45 PM

    As the Maharashtra government is set to begin criminal proceedings against Lavasa, chief Ajit Gulabchand says injustice is being done. ...
  • Maha govt to take credible action against Lavasa 01-11-2011 10:12 AM

    New Delhi: Sources in the Maharashtra government on Monday said that the state will take credible action against Lavasa Corporation based on the Centre's orders. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the sources said that the state government is likely to file a case under the Environment Protection Act in Mumbai. They added...
  • MoEF denies clearance, Lavasa knocks PM's door 18-10-2011 07:44 AM

    Mumbai: In its latest order, the MoEF denied clearance to Lavasa saying credible action was not taken by the state government against the violations. The future of the 4000 crore project now lies in the hands of the Bombay high court which is expected to hear the case this week....
  • Ministry scraps green nod to Sesa Goa mines 28-09-2011 04:35 PM

    New Delhi: The Environment Ministry on Wednesday cancelled the green clearance to Pirna Iron Ore Mines of Sesa Goa for suppressing information and faulty environment impact assessment. The Sesa Goa mines, owned by Vedanata Group, has already been in trouble for extracting iron ores beyond permissible limits. A statement issued...
  • Will promote enviroment, growth: Natrajan 17-07-2011 04:47 PM

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate in a special interview with the new Environment Minister. How does she see her job and how will she face up to the challenges she has to contend with? This is the key issue I shall explore today with Jayanthi Natrajan. Mrs...
  • Jairam's portfolio a punishment or a reward? 12-07-2011 11:18 PM

    New Delhi: Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh moved to Rural Development in Tuesday's Cabinet Reshuffle, and Jayanthi Natarajan replaced him as the Environment Minister. While many in the political circle have seen this as a result of Jairam's obstructionist policies, others believe that it is a step up for the...
  • Power crisis sparks Jairam-Montek face off 06-07-2011 09:53 PM

    New Delhi: As the country faces power crisis, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has become worried and called for a review meeting of Power and Coal Ministries. CNN-IBN has accessed an internal document prepared for the Prime Minister by the Planning Commission ahead of the meeting. The report blamed the Environment...
  • Maha govt to file case against Lavasa tomorrow 13-06-2011 11:29 PM

    Mumbai: Dark clouds seem to be once again looming large over Hindustan Construction Company's ambitious Lavasa Lake City project, as the Maharashtra Government plans to file an environmental violation case against the company in Pune court on Tuesday. "We are preparing documents to file a case against Lavasa Corporation for...
  • Jairam Ramesh orders action against Lavasa 10-06-2011 06:38 PM

    New Delhi: The Environment Ministry has asked the Maharashtra government to take action against Lavasa Corporation for constructions at its hill project in Pune without green nod. Lavasa Corporation is continuing construction despite a showcause notice earlier for violating green norms. It has asked the Secretary of the Maharashtra Environment...
  • Adarsh: another piece of evidence goes missing 17-05-2011 09:19 AM

    Mumbai: A crucial piece of evidence in the Adarsh Housing Society scam - a hard disk - mysteriously disappeared on Tuesday from the Urban Development Department (UDD) just days after a key file went missing. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has informed the special CBI court that one out...
  • Jaitapur: why protests against nuclear plant 21-04-2011 08:02 AM

    Jaitapur: Jaitapur - the site for India's largest nuclear power plant has taken a violent turn. Thousands of farmers are agitating that the land classified in government reports as barren in fact is one of the most fertile and rich home to cashew and mango plantations. And the fishermen of...
  • FTN: Is the Jaitapur agitation more about politics? 19-04-2011 11:56 PM

    On 'Face The Nation' Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts, whether the Jaitapur agitation is more about politics. ...
  • Ground Report: Jaitapur nuclear power plant 19-04-2011 02:17 PM

    As protests intensify, environmental and other issues are taking a back seat to politics at Jaitapur. ...
  • Jaitapur protesters pelt stones on policemen 18-04-2011 05:11 PM

    Mumbai: Hundreds of villagers agitating against the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project at Madban village in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district on Monday pelted stones on policemen, resulting in injury to a few personnel. "Protesters pelted stones at the policemen in which some cops were injured. Police had to open firing in...
  • Adarsh probe: Maharashtra Chief Secy to testify 18-04-2011 11:02 AM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government appointed a judicial panel which will conduct its first hearing in the Adarsh housing society scam. State chief secretary Ratnakar Gaikwad will be the first witness to testify. MMRDA, BMC and Environment Ministry officials will also face the panel later on Monday. Adarsh society members will...
  • Tsunami not factored into Jaitapur N-plant: Jairam 16-03-2011 06:57 PM

    Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday made a startling revelation that a tsunami has not been factored in while granting clearance to the proposed nuclear plant at Jaitapur ...
  • Tsunami not factored into Jaitapur N-plant 16-03-2011 06:39 PM

    New Delhi: Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday made a startling revelation that a tsunami has not been factored in while granting clearance to the proposed nuclear plant at Jaitapur. "I don't recall if tsunami was factored into the environment clearance process (of Jaitapur nuclear plant). But the safety issue...
  • Andhra Pradesh: fishermen fight for livelihood 09-03-2011 09:48 PM

    Kakrapalli: It's been listed as a wetland of international importance, a nesting site for spot billed pelicans and painted storks, two globally threatened species. And East coast Energy's plans to build a 2600 MW thermal power plant here has run into trouble. Over 5000 men and women from surrounding villages...