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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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Odisha to spend Rs 110 crore for green energy

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2019

The State Government will spend around Rs 110 crore to generate 9,623 kW solar energy this year. A total of 29 off-grid projects will be executed in the State during 2019-20 fiscal to generate green energy. Most of these projects will be roof-top solar units connected to...

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New island rules make green activists worried

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 10, 2019

The union environment ministry has notified island protection zone (IPZ) 2019 for Andaman and Nicobar, which allows eco-tourism projects 20 metres from the high tide line (HTL) in smaller islands like Baratang, Havelock and Car Nicobar, and at 50 metres in larger ones, and...

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