The state government ordered closure of Sterlite's copper unit in the backdrop of protests by the locals against it turning violent and resulting in the death of 13 people in police firing on 22 May, 2018.
Vedanta's plant in Tuticorin: SC refuses to interfere with NGT's expert committee to gauge environmental impact of copper smelter
The SC on Monday declined to interfere with a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order to set up an expert committee to study the impact of Vedanta's copper smelting plant.
Supreme Court cancels 88 mining leases in Goa, asks govt to grant fresh leases in accordance with MMDR Act
Supreme Court cancelled 88 mining leases in Goa that were renewed by the state government in 2015 just before the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act mandated the auction of mining leases.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre whether they have looked into the aspect of economic loss due to health hazards caused by severe air pollution in the Delhi-national capital region (NCR).
This winter, severe anti-cyclone situation might escalate Delhi pollution, says CSE executive director
To decode the plan and understand its efficacy, Debobrat Ghose of Firstpost speaks to Anumita Roychowdhury, executive director (Research and Advocacy) and head, air pollution and clean transportation programme at Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), one of the stakeholders in the planning process.
It’s a big victory for some 1,200 people of Lippa village in Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh. After a seven-year struggle, the villagers have become the first grass-root people in the hill state to get empowered under Gram Sabha (village body of locals) to decide whether a hydel power project would be set up in their area or not.
An unstable stage, bridges without mesh wiring: Why Delhi Police is concerned about Art of Living event
The Delhi Police had on Tuesday expressed its concern of a stampede and chaos at the World Cultural Festival being organised by the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar-led Art of Living Foundation on the flood plains of the Yamuma River in New Delhi.
The wells will be drilled in Dandewala, Bagitibba and Tanot mining lease blocks in Tanot village in Jaisalmer.
In a significant judgement, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asserted its powers to enforce environmental rights, clarifying that it has "the complete trappings of a civil court" and that its power of judicial review is "implicit and essential for expeditious and effective disposal of the cases".
A forest bench headed by Justice J S Khehar, expressing unhappiness over delay, said this will be the last chance to the ministry and if the task is not completed the Secretary, MoEF will be personally held responsible.<br />