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Centre eases CRZ rules for ‘Blue Flag’ beaches

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 15, 2020

The Environment Ministry has relaxed Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules that restrict construction near beaches to help States construct infrastructure and enable them to receive ‘Blue Flag’ certification. Last year, the Ministry selected 13 beaches in India to vie for the...

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Centre's ambitious oil & gas output target hits environment hurdle

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2019

India’s ambitious target to increase domestic oil and gas production has hit the environment roadblock now. Several assets under the discovered small fields rounds (DSF I & II) and open acreage licensing policy (OALP) are facing hurdles in getting clearances from...

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NGT: Deny clearance to thermal plants till they comply with standards

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 18, 2018

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and state environment impact assessment authorities to “not grant any new environment clearances...

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Centre gives green violators 6 months to get clearances

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 17, 2017

The environment ministry has given a six-month window as a onetime opportunity to green violators for getting environmental clearance for their projects which have been running without obtaining...

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Government launches a dedicated portal for Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearances

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 9, 2017

Seeking to ensure transparency in granting clearances to projects in earmarked coastal areas in the country, the environment ministry on Wednesday turned digital by launching a dedicated website...

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Brick kiln operators defying notices of DCs on seeking environment clearance

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 27, 2016

Adopting the confrontational path, majority of the brick kiln operators have been openly defying the notices issued by the Deputy Commissioners on seeking environment clearance, which has been...

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Over 90% projects got green nod in 2015

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 29, 2016

Ninety percent of projects got environmental clearance in the country last year as compared to nearly 54% in 2014. Informing this in the Rajya Sabha, environment minister Anil Madha Dave in a...

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Govt looks to halve time for environment clearances: Dave

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 24, 2016

Government is looking to reduce the time by half to 50-60 days for granting forest and environment clearances to industrial projects, Union Environment and Forest Minister Anil Madhav Dave said...

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NMRC to apply for green nod from state agency

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 21, 2016

Four days after the Supreme Court stayed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order mandating environment clearance for Delhi Metro and railways projects, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) on...

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Apex court says eco clearance not needed for Railway, Metro projects

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 19, 2016

In an order that would speed up construction work of Indian Railways and metro rail in various cities, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed an order of National Green Tribunal directing them to...

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