Ministry Of Environment And Forests

  • MP for tracking Kuno tiger to avoid fight with Gujarat lions 16-02-2014 10:31 AM

    Madhya Pradesh has recommended to the Centre that the lone tiger in its Palpur Kuno sanctuary be fitted with a radio collar to check any possible conflict withlions proposed to be introduced in the reserve from Gujarat. Palpur Kuno sanctuary, under Sehopur district of Gwalior division, has been chosen as...
  • Posco not to cut trees till Odisha gives forest clearance 24-01-2014 04:06 PM

    The National Green Tribunal on Friday directed that South Korean major Posco will not cut any trees in a village in Odisha for developing its Rs 51,000 crore steel project till the state government gives the final forest clearance. "It is now between them (Posco) and the state," a bench...
  • Will courts function at liberty of executive: NGT to Uttarakhand 24-01-2014 08:34 AM

    Irked over Uttarakhand government's failure to hold a meeting of an expert panel set up to examine impact of projects and development work after the natural disaster there, the National Green Tribunal on Thursday asked if courts will have to function at the liberty of the executive. "Why are they...
  • Odisha govt to conduct Gram Sabhas to decide the fate of Vedanta 18-07-2013 08:50 AM

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government is set conduct Gram Sabhas in 12 villages of Kalahandi and Rayagada districts to decide fate of the proposed bauxite mining for Vedanta atop Niyamgiri Hills. The Gram Sabhas will be held in four phases within July 30. Vedanta will be allowed to mine in the...
  • PMO put pressure on MoEF to ease coal mining rules, reveals RTI query 13-05-2013 09:33 AM

    New Delhi: Just two days after the removal of Ashwani Kumar as Law Minister over the coal scam, there seems to be more trouble for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. A Right to Information application shows that it was the Prime Minister's Office that put pressure on the Environment Ministry to...
  • SC order on Vedanta to impact all mining operations in India 18-04-2013 08:59 PM

    Vedanta Aluminium's plan to mine the bauxite-rich Niyamgiri mountains in Kalahandi district in Orissa suffered a major jolt after the the Supreme Court on Thursday said that consent must be taken from the Gram Sabha first. ...
  • Vedanta can mine in Odisha if Gram Sabha allows: SC 18-04-2013 10:45 AM

    New Delhi: Vedanta will be allowed to mine in the Niyamgiri Hills in Kalahandi district of Odisha only if the Gram Sabha allows, said the Supreme Court on Thursday, adding the final decision on the project would be taken by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in consultation with the...
  • Environment Ministry gives clearance to Lavasa 09-11-2011 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: The environment ministry on Wednesday gave conditional clearance to the first phase of Rs.3,000 crore Lavasa hill city project near Pune in Maharashtra, officials said. "The ministry has cleared the Lavasa project, saying all the preconditions have been met with the Maharashtra government taking action against the company...
  • Decide on Lavasa application in 3 weeks: HC 23-09-2011 06:56 PM

    Mumbai: Giving a last chance, Bombay High Court (HC) on Friday directed the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to pass the final order on regularisation application of the Lavasa Corporation, with regard to constructions at township project near Pune, in three weeks. "The union ministry has been given...
  • Ramesh people's choice despite reshuffle 12-07-2011 04:45 PM

    New Delhi: Maverick politician Jairam Ramesh may have been shifted to the rural development ministry from environment, where as a minister he has enforced some contentious green laws, but he still remains popular with a large section of the people in an online poll on the Cabinet reshuffle. The 57-year-old,...
  • Nirma Bhavnagar plant has to relocate: Govt to SC 10-05-2011 12:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that the controversial cement plant of Nirma Industries in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat is situated in an environmentally sensitive wetland area and has to be relocated. The MoEF told the apex court through an affidavit...
  • MoEF grants conditional go ahead to Lavasa 30-03-2011 07:33 PM

    Mumbai: The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on Wednesday granted 'conditional' permission to Lavasa Corporation to complete its under-construction buildings at its housing project site near Pune even as the realty firm backtracked on its plea to withdraw the petition challenging the stop-work notice issued by the Ministry....
  • Lavasa: HC stays MOEF order, calls it "drastic" 07-12-2010 06:38 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday stayed the directive of the union Ministry of Environment and Forests to Lavasa Corporation to stop construction of a township in a hill station in Maharashtra, calling the order "drastic" passed without giving prior hearing. A division bench of Justices DK Deshmukh and...
  • Ministry intentions malafide: Lavasa 29-11-2010 11:01 PM

    Lavasa responded to the notice issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forest stating that the intentions of the Ministry were malafide. ...
  • Centre stalls Vedanta expansion plans 21-10-2010 05:12 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Ministry for Environment and Forests has put mining giant Vedanta’s expansion plans on hold citing environmental violations. The ministry has refused to grant permission for the company’s expansion saying that while the mining major can continue its operations, further expansion won’t be allowed. Vedanta Aluminium Ltd.,...
  • Vedanta: No plans of quitting Orissa 15-09-2010 09:54 PM

    New Delhi: Vedanta on Wednesday submitted a reply to the Ministry of Environment and Forest in response to a showcause notice filed by the environment ministry inquiring why the plant should not be shut down for violating environment laws. The Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh had on August 31 issued a...
  • Watch: Jairam out on mission to save Sariska tigers 27-07-2009 05:09 PM

    The minister took stock of what will be needed to save the big cat. ...