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Mayank Aggarwal

  • Green norms may soon be simplified by Narendra Modi government

    TSR Subramanian panel suggests a new umbrella environmental law, which will give government exclusive powers to deal with forests

    Sunday, 30 November 2014 - 7:35am
  • Over 230 projects get green nod in last six months

    Over 230 projects got environment clearance by the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) since May 2014 and of those nearly 23%, over one fifth of total, were from Gujarat alone. However, as per MoEF's data, over 320 projects are still awaiting clearance from the ministry. As many as 73...

    Friday, 28 November 2014 - 6:35am
  • States asked to form wildlife crime control units

    Trying to overcome inadequate with resources in dealing with wildlife crimes, especially organised gangs, across India, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has asked all state governments to set up exclusive "Wildlife crime control units" of local police and forest department officials. WCCB's...

    Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 6:20am
  • China allays India's fears on Brahmaputra dam

    Political parties on Monday expressed serious concerns over China's announcement of completing a major hydropower dam on Brahmaputra, called Yarlung Zangbo in Tibet, even as NDA government tried to allay fears stating that it had full knowledge of the neighbouring country's plans. China, meanwhile...

    Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Industry will now have to shell out five times more for forest land

    Industry in India may soon have to shell out nearly five times the money which it presently pays for forests land being diverted for industrial projects. Not just more money, the mandatory compensatory afforestation may also be doubled soon.

    Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Now, penal action against those breaking green laws

    Violating environmental laws and getting away with only fines would soon be a thing of the past as a high-level committee formed to review India's green laws has recommended penal and criminal action against such defaulters.

    Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Proactive PMO takes control of easing green clearances

    In the run up to the 2014 elections, industry and its bigwigs across India wholeheartedly supported the BJP and its PM candidate Narendra Modi and now the NDA government, it seems, is thanking them in return. Leading from the front, is prime minister Narendra Modi's Office itself that in the last...

    Sunday, 16 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Tribunal cancels green clearance to 3600 MW thermal power plant

    Pulls up MoEF for casual approach while according green clearance

    Sunday, 16 November 2014 - 7:50am
  • CWC red-flags move on India-Australia cooperation on Ganga

    A proposal to involve Australia for Ganga rejuvenation may lead to leakage of data over Ganga River basin to India's neighbouring countries. Expressing such apprehensions, the Central Water Commission (CWC) has red-flagged a move to include Ganga rejuvenation, especially development of Ganga river...

    Friday, 14 November 2014 - 6:55am
  • PMO wants quick disposal of environment cases stuck with Supreme Court

    Prime minister Narendra Modi's office has expressed its worries over union environment ministry's cases being stuck in the Supreme Court as it has led to huge delays in infrastructure projects worth several thousands of crores. The PMO has urged attorney general Mukul Rohatgi to take urgent action...

    Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 7:30am