Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that development can be environment friendly and may not come at the cost of green assets, while asserting that India's traditions long stressed the importance of living in harmony with nature.
The union environment ministry has recently informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that it has received no proposal for environmental clearance of “Char Dham Yatra Project” and hence the question of an environment impact assessment (EIA) study of such a project does not arise.
One-third of the world's protected areas - created to stem the loss of biodiversity - is under intense human pressure from processes including road building, grazing, and urbanisation, a study has found.
Abhijit Prabhudesai, a Goa-based environmentalist, has travelled to Delhi six times since last December to appear before the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT’s) principal bench, which is hearing his petition on environmental concerns regarding the Mopa airport in north Goa.
Over 100 civil society organisations from 15 states have flagged several loopholes in the Centre’s draft National Forest Policy 2018 and questioned environment ministry over the rationale of proposing involvement of private parties in regeneration of forests.