The committee, which met for the first time after six months, has directed state authorities not to differentiate between human-made and natural wetlands during its latest assessment
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 10:29 AM IST
A member of the Bombay high court (HC)-appointed mangrove and wetland grievance redressal panel has asked all city-based environmentalists to approach the HC to file a contempt petition
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 09:37 AM IST
Mangrove destruction and construction within 50 m of the vegetation was banned by the Bombay HC in September 2018
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 05:55 PM IST
Updated on Feb 12, 2020 04:42 PM IST
By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
India has witnessed a rapid degradation of its wetlands. In the last three decades alone, nearly one-third of natural wetlands have been lost to urbanisation, agriculture expansion and pollution.
Updated on Feb 02, 2020 03:30 PM IST
WISA’s report is based on analysis of satellite images of land use and land and ground data of 22 cities and towns.
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 01:51 AM IST
The residents’ forum has submitted their demand to the respective parties. The forum members have will speak about the issues to party workers, who come for election campaigns.
Updated on Oct 06, 2019 03:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Navi Mumbai | By Padmja Sinha
Summary.Stalin D, a member of the Bombay high court-appointed wetland panel, had filed the complaint on August 21, a day after he caught the violators dumping debris on the 80-acre wetland.
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 11:23 AM IST
Two environmentalists on Thursday shared with the HC-appointed panel unverified coordinates and codes of areas across the 213-hectare Panje area, overlapping with the zones identified in the National Wetland Atlas: Maharashtra State 2011.
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 02:32 AM IST
Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
Panje in Navi Mumbai although possessing characteristics of a wetland, cannot be considered one because the area is not designated as such in the National Wetland Atlas.
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 11:29 AM IST
Activists alleged that the road expansion work of NH-348 destroyed the 4.5 acres of mangrove patch.
Published on Mar 09, 2019 12:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By Padmja Sinha, Navi Mumbai
Only Palghar and Sindhudurg from seven districts in Konkan have completed process to identify and protect natural areas
Updated on Feb 02, 2019 12:47 AM IST
Twelve years ago Basai had fields, pastures, pockets of scrub forests, six ponds and 260ha wetland. Today, this home to 20,000 birds has been ‘plotted’ and the MCG has started building a waste processing plant
Updated on Jan 29, 2019 01:31 PM IST
By Prerna Singh Bindra
Activists say wetlands left out so they can be opened up for development; officials cite new CRZ rules in defence
Published on Jan 06, 2019 12:28 AM IST
This undervaluation of wetlands must stop. It is important that the Global Wetland Outlook report is treated as a “red flag” by all governments since they contribute to 75 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators
Published on Oct 02, 2018 01:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
The National Green tribunal had earlier ruled that these marshy areas, adjoining the Surajpur wetland in Greater Noida, are not wetlands as there are no revenue records to support claim.
Published on Sep 20, 2018 03:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Noida | By Snehil Sinha
The district magistrate has asked the Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development authorities and the forest department to identify wetlands in Gautam Budh Nagar so groundwater levels and biodiversity can be maintained.
Updated on Sep 16, 2018 04:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Noida | By Preety Acharya
Residents who had petitioned the HC to seek protection for the wetland, have refuted the claim and have said MRSAC’s own website identifies the water body as a lake or pond
Published on Sep 11, 2018 01:30 AM IST
The BMC looks to develope areas near Deonar and Mulund dumping grounds
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 12:45 PM IST
By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 10:56 PM IST
Encroaching upon or destroying mangroves is illegal under the rules for wetlands and is also in violation of the orders issued by the Bombay high court to protect the green cover.
Published on Apr 10, 2018 09:42 AM IST
The HC directed Cidco and a private agency to remove debris from Talawe wetlands in a week’s time
Published on Apr 06, 2018 11:47 PM IST