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Green clearances are being increasingly treated as a mere formality

In the garb of streamlining green clearances, the Union government has sidelined communities and diluted environmental regulations over the …

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Centre's order allows granting of mine leases to applications without environment clearance

The ministry’s order, however, states that mining activity cannot begin before the environment clearance is obtained

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Brazilian government cancels mega dam on the Amazon’s Tapajós River

The project could have caused flooding of lands and forced displacement of indigenous Munduruku people

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Will Adani ever pay for the destruction at Mundra?

The environment ministry says it cannot impose a fine but the company is not let off the hook. Lawyers say it can approach NGT

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Report card: Environmental governance under NDA government

The government has stepped up action on environmental concerns such as pollution, but retains a myopic view of natural resource management and …

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Plenty of Permits

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Andhra Pradesh puts Eastern Ghats bauxite mining project on hold

The bauxite deposits fall in tribal areas protected by the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution and have been opposed by tribal groups right …

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New sand mining guidelines call for robust monitoring and sustainable development

The guidelines try to create a balance between preserving ecologically sensitive river habitats and the need for infrastructure

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Battle over oil, coal & forests

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Curse of the urban boom

Real estate sector in India has serious environmental implications. How effective are regulatory agencies?

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Parliamentary Standing Committee rejects TSR Subramanian report on environmental laws

TSR panel had proposed new law, institutions and mechanisms to fast track green clearances

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