Environment Protection
Opinion  /  Published 18.08.20

People and their will: EIA disregards public opinion

A decade ago, villagers around the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district joined hands with the people of the city to oppose a proposed captive coal mine allotted to t...
By Jaideep Hardikar in

North East  /  Published 06.08.20

Students lead green policy digital protest

A student-led two-hour online protest against the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2020, sparked a storm on Twitter, becoming the second-most trending subject in the country on ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 31.07.20

Doomsday is here: Eco-calamities ravaging India

In May, styrene, a gas which affects the central nervous system and can even cause cancer, leaked from a factory in Visakhapatnam. Eleven people died while hundreds had to be evacuated in the wee hour...
By Tiasa Adhya in

North East  /  Published 29.07.20

Protest brews on new environment policy

The draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2020, is beginning to emerge as a new flashpoint between the Centre and the Northeast. EIA is a process under the Environment (Protection) ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 10.01.20

Levy tax on plants for illegal coal use: Panel

A committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has recommended that royalty and taxes should be realised from cement and thermal power plants which utilised illegally mined coal after th...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong


Jharkhand  /  Published 19.10.19

5000 runners to hit the road from Noamundi

Over 5,000 runners from across the country will be part of the third edition of Noamundi Run-a-thon to be hosted by the ore, mines and quarry division of Tata Steel on Sunday.Noamundi, a mining town i...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

North East  /  Published 09.01.20

Meghalaya mining ban boon for firms: Report

A committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has reported that the ban on illegal rat-hole mining came as a boon for cement and thermal power plants in Meghalaya as they were virtually...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

North East  /  Published 17.12.19

Nod to coal fund-use guidelines

The Meghalaya cabinet on Tuesday approved the guidelines of the Meghalaya Environment Protection and Restoration Fund (MEPRF) to use it for land reclamation in areas affected by coal mining.“The gui...
By Rining Lyngdoh in Shillong

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.06.19

Coal town hacks green for more cars

Thousands of trees have been felled for widening Dhanbad’s roads in a classic case of development clashing with the environment, and work on planting trees as replacement has been lagging. Sample th...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Opinion  /  Published 25.02.20

Words of wisdom

Sir — The prime minister of Bhutan was recently reported to have encouraged citizens to adopt a stray dog, plant a tree or participate in waste management procedures as a fitting birthday gift for t...
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