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‘Sensitive’ highway projects near border to be exempt from environment clearance

On April 11, the ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) issued a draft notification stating that some highway projects near the borders are sensitive in nature and hence need to be exempted from the requirement of seeking an environment clearance (EC).
Union environment ministry plans to exempt highway projects near the country’s borders that are critical to the country’s defence or are of strategic importance from obtaining prior environmental clearance.
Union environment ministry plans to exempt highway projects near the country’s borders that are critical to the country’s defence or are of strategic importance from obtaining prior environmental clearance.
Updated on Apr 14, 2022 11:26 AM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

India finalising action plan to cut emissions, says environment minister

Under the Paris Agreement, India in 2015 submitted its NDCs with three quantifiable targets of reducing the emissions intensity of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 33- 35%, by 2030.
Environment minister Bhupender Yadav reiterated that developed nations should be accountable for historic emissions and take up a major share of the global carbon budget (ANI)
Environment minister Bhupender Yadav reiterated that developed nations should be accountable for historic emissions and take up a major share of the global carbon budget (ANI)
Published on Mar 02, 2022 12:03 AM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Centre to rank states on rapid green nods

Such a ranking system, the memo said, was first tabled during a meeting chaired by the Cabinet Secretary on November 13 to discuss actions taken by the ministry to facilitate “ease of doing business”.
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Updated on Jan 20, 2022 03:32 AM IST
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ByPrayag Arora-Desai, Mumbai

Average time for environmental clearance down to less than 90 days: Govt

The Union environment ministry also said that in case of some sectors, the clearance time is as low as 60 days.
Researchers said the reduction in environmental clearance times was not benefiting conservation. (HT file)
Researchers said the reduction in environmental clearance times was not benefiting conservation. (HT file)
Published on Dec 30, 2021 12:35 AM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Climate and us: Protecting landscapes, biodiversity will be key in 2022

Climate and us: As we usher in the New Year, and the government’s policies on the environment are carried over for debate in 2022, landscapes must be seen beyond their utility for the economy.
While reforms in forest governance may be welcome, are we managing to strike a balance between diversion of natural forests and plantation efforts? (HT Photo)
While reforms in forest governance may be welcome, are we managing to strike a balance between diversion of natural forests and plantation efforts? (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 04:48 PM IST
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