Govt to penalise unauthorised mining dumping in Goa

Govt to penalises unauthorised mining dumping

Approves policy to regulate unauthorised dumping of mining rejects in Goa. Under the scheme, the government plans to charge a conversion fee for illegaly occupying government and private land for mining dumps.

Govt seeks SC to relax iron ore mining ban

Owing to steep fall in rupee value, government to seek Supreme Court for relaxing its December 2011 ban on iron ore mining in Goa

Toxic water wreaks Jal Mahal

Sewage water pouring into Man Sagar Lake from two perennial nullahs is ruining the Jaipur's pride. The silt deposited has visibly shrunken the lake's area and posing a threat to aquatic life. 

Govt wakes up to alarming decline in water bodies

Union Urban Development Ministry urges states to declare lakes and ponds in urban areas as assets in municipal land records. Have also asked the states to expand the definition of water bodies so as to include water storage structures in and around old forts and religious buildings.

Ganga flows six cm above the danger mark

Rising river flow creates an acute flood situation in six blocks of northern part of Bhojpur district, Bihar, affecting 4.36 lakh people in 220 villages.

NGT questions MoEF's decision on port expansion

Orders to reassess expansion of Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd. in Ahmedabad, as National Green Tribunal believes that no proper environmental and livelihood impact assessment carried out by MoEF.

 This is a roundup of important news of August 29, 2013.

 

 

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The Times of India, Counterview.org, DNA, The Financial Express, The Hindu
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