ENVIRONMENT NORMS

  • Uttarakhand: Did green norm violations lead to massive destruction? June 28, 2013

    New Delhi: After the Uttarakhand disaster, questions are now being asked about the repeated violations of environmental norms. In fact the Ministry of Environment and Forest has made adverse observations about several projects in the state. Experts say in some cases every rule in the book was ignored. Chief Minister Vijay...
  • SC slaps Rs 100 crore fine on Sterlite Industries April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs 100 crore on Sterlite Industries, part of Vedanta Resources, for polluting environment through its copper smelting plant in Tamil Nadu. However, the apex court refused to direct closure of the plant in Tuticorin. The company has to pay the...
  • Pressure on me to clear projects: Jairam May 6, 2011

    New Delhi: From ordering the demolition of the Adarsh society for flouting coastal laws to stopping the controversial Vedanta project in Orissa, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has been hailed for his proactive role in stopping projects. But it seems in recent times the Environment Minister has had a change of...