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Jul 04, 2019
SC directs Meghalaya govt to deposit Rs 100 cr with CPCB for causing environmental degradation by 'illegal, unregulated' coal miningEnvironmental degradation by illegal and unregulated coal mining has taken place in Meghalaya, the Supreme Court held Wednesday and directed the state to deposit Rs 100 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board for restoration work. It said however that Meghalaya has very limited sources of revenue and allowed it to transfer Rs 100 crore from the Environment Protection and Restoration Fund. A total of 15 miners were trapped on 13 December last year in an illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya, about 3.7 kilometres deep inside a forest, when water from the nearby Lytein river gushed into it.
Jul 02, 2019
Farmers plant unapproved GM cotton seeds against govt apathy over technology approval; what is the way out?The protesting farmers are demanding access to technology that will save them the cost of manual weeding and achieve control over bollworms which have developed resistance to pesticides
Jun 05, 2019
India must adopt stricter regulation of genetically engineered crops, or face biosecurity breachAs illegal seeds continue to enter India, cultivation of genetically engineered crops like brinjal have been discovered in Haryana. It threatens irreversible contamination of India’s brinjal.
May 13, 2019
Haryana’s Bt brinjal row: Govt must allow farmers to have access to technologies in agriculture to dissuade illegal use of seedsBelieving that with a change of government and of environment minister Bt brinjal could be approved, the activists who are vehemently opposed to GM crops for ideological reasons, have stirred into action.
Aug 10, 2018
CSE's Study on GM food is flawed and needlessly alarmist, states expertCurrently, 96 percent of India’s cotton area is under Bt cotton.
Jun 30, 2018
Bombay HC says safeguards against noise pollution during construction of metro line 3 necessary; asks MMRC for planThe Bombay HC sought to know from the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRC) what safeguards it has to ensure that the citizens' constitutional right to a pollution-free environment is protected. This included noise pollution.
Dec 30, 2017
Fireworks manufacturers to request Tamil Nadu govt to oppose plea seeking nationwide crackers banFireworks manufacturers across the country have decided to request the Tamil Nadu government to implead itself in a plea filed in the Supreme Court
Dec 27, 2017
Over 860 fireworks factories in Sivakasi go on indefinite strike demanding amendments to environment lawMore than 860 fireworks factories in and around Sivakasi, the national hub of the industry, have launched an indefinite closure demanding an amendment to the Environment Protection Act exempting their produce from its purview
Apr 28, 2017
NGT sends notices to states, UTs over plastic waste management rules, seeks replies before 30 MayThe National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sought responses of all states and union territories on a plea against the unregulated use and lack of disposal mechanism for plastic across the country.
Dec 23, 2016
Green Tribunal dismisses plea to ban Christmas tree, Santa Claus costumesCommunal issues cannot be raised in the garb of environmental concerns, the National Green Tribunal has said while junking a plea for banning the use of Christmas trees and prohibiting the making of Santa Claus costumes.