MoEF revalidates POSCO's project while rejects Vedanta's proposal

MoEF revalidates POSCO's clearance

Environment ministry revalidates environmental clearance of POSCO's steel project in Odisha, though a major hurdle of National Green Tribunal's decision on the project, lies ahead.

Finally Vedanta gets defeated

MoEF rejects Vedanta's proposal to undertake bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hills in Odisha.

'Better sanitation a way to improve children's health'

Improved sanitation facilities can reduce diarrhoea by 47% among children, says World Bank's recent report.

DJB cracks down on water mafia, provides free tankers

Delhi Jal Board's special task force has taken over and guarded the illegally installed borewells in South Delhi. Also, the Jal Board is supplying free water to the households that do not have piped water connections through tankers.

Veerappa Moily speeds up project clearances

Environment Minister approves clearance of  six-long stalled infrastructure projects worth Rs. 19,000 crore, in just a weeks time.

NGT issues closure order to 12 eateries in Delhi's Hauz Khas village

National Green Tribunal orders closure of 12 restaurants in Hauz Khas village in Delhi that were not granted consent to operate by Delhi Pollution Control Committee.

MoEF approves Tawang-II hydro project in Arunachal

Environment Ministry gives green signal to 800 MW Tawang-II hydropower project in Arunachal Pradesh on several conditions.

Activists begin campaign in protection of Bhal ecology

Have launched a letter writing campaign against the proposed Dholera Special Investment Region project that poses threat to the ecology and biodiversity of Bhal region in Gujarat.

Kolhapur civic bodies charged for polluting city's water resources

Maharashtra water resources department penalizes Kolhapur Municipal Corporation with doubled tariff in water bills for failing to adopt pollution control measures.

Madurai to gaurd Vaigai river banks

Madurai Corporation plans to patrol the river banks for preventing deliberate dumping of waste in the river by individuals and commercial establishments.

Maharashtra govt to launch a programme for dryland farming

Plans to take up a Rs. 20,000 crore dryland farming progamme for farmers dependent on monsoon and having no irrigation source.

Getting environment clearance dicey for Andhra's Dugarajapatnam port project

The proposed Dugarajapatnam major port site falls under the buffer zone of Pulicat lake bird sanctuary.

Following Delhi, Bhopal paves the way for free water policy

Bhopal Municipal Corporation proposes to ensure free water to it residents. The proposal is made against the provision of no freebies allowed in Narmada water supply project under JNRUM .

Tribals oppose industrial use of Sankh river in Odisha

Stand against Odisha government's decision to allow OCL Iron & Steel Ltd at Jampali to use Sankh river water for industrial purposes.

This is the roundup of important news for January 9 & 10, 2014.

Source: 
Down to Earth, Jagran Josh, Financial Express, The Hindu, The Times of India, The New Indian Express, New Kerala, Economic Times, Business Standard
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News daily - Environment ministry clears POSCO's steel project and says final no to Vedanta's bauxite mining project in Odisha; Better sanitation can reduce diarrhoea among children, says World Bank's report.
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