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New Parivesh portal will put project proposals’ details, clearances in public domain, clarifies Centre

The new Parivesh portal of the environment ministry will be compliant with India’s transparency law and put in the public domain details of project proposals, and environment and forest clearances after it undergoes a revamp, the ministry has clarified without providing a timeline

The new Parivesh website will be aligned with the RTI Act, the environment ministry said in an email in response to queries by HT. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 12:43 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

What a township, a power plant, and an airport can do to an island

The Great Nicobar island is ecologically and sociologically unique. Its development will have a significant impact

A <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>72,000-crore Holistic Development of Great Nicobar Island at Andaman and Nicobar Islands project has been proposed by the Niti Aayog. (AP)
Published on Apr 10, 2023 02:42 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Coal blocks within dense forests find place in latest auction list

Experts are concerned that loss of these primary forests will be a blow to the rich biodiversity in central India’s forests.

On March 29, the Centre announced the 7th round of its coal mine auction, which has 101 mines, including Tara block in Chhattisgarh’s Hasdeo Arand forests and Mahan coal block in Madhya Pradesh. (Representational image)
Updated on Apr 05, 2023 04:45 AM IST
ht_print | ByJayashree Nandi

12.5k projects given green clearance in 2022, Lok Sabha told

The clearances were given through the Parivesh portal, junior environment minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey said, responding to a question by Pocha Brahmananda Reddy and Beesetti Venkata Satyavathi, MPs from Andhra Pradesh.

The numbers were revealed in the Lok Sabha. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 05:40 AM IST
ByJayashree N

Mining on non-forest land before final nod approved

The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) decided in October 2021 to approve coal mining on non-forest land adjoining a forest, when mining activity extends to both areas, even before a forest clearance is granted; the recent nod has been given for all minerals.

Mining on non-forest land before final nod approved
Updated on Feb 09, 2023 03:28 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi
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