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These included field trials for rice, wheat, maize, cotton and sorghum. Companies applied for revalidation after their earlier permits lapsed following opposition from States. The revalidations would have to be first approved by the Union Environment
If there was a defining year in Indian politics, it has to be the last twelve months. With general elections fast approaching and political fortunes riding a rollercoaster, the dynamics of power in India have undergone a dramatic transformation...In
March 25, a year after it last met and cleared the field trials. Prime Minister saying field trials were not feasible as the issue was pending in the Supreme Court...At its March 2013 meeting, the panel had given Bayer Bioscience an open-ended
Environment and forest minister Veerappa Moily on Wednesday rolled back a major hurdle in the forest clearance process for projects like roads, transmission lines and pipelines that pass through villages and forest land, reintroduced in July 2013 by
As new Environment Minister Veerappa Moily took charge at Paryavaran Bhavan, nearly 350 files were found to have been held back by predecessor Jayanthi Natarajan and her office. Documents accessed by The Indian Express show that as many as 180 of
Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) gave its nod to the strategic Tawang II hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh, the Ministry of Environment and Forests has cleared it. The 800 MW, National Hydroelectric Power Corporation project has been pending
Environment and forests minister M Veerappa Moily cleared six long-stalled infrastructure projects worth Rs 19,000 crore in the first eight days of 2014, signalling his intent that crucial industry projects will not be delayed for want of a green nod.
Environment Minister Veerappa Moily and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar are learnt to have agreed that a joint affidavit should be filed in the Supreme Court, asking that field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops be allowed, albeit with "
India Inc is delighted with the exit of Jayanthi Natarajan as environment minister, as also with a proposal for deemed environmental clearances if formal clearances are not given within a stipulated time limit. Natarajan was often castigated for
Jayanthi Natarajan today dismissed reports that she was removed as Environment Minister because she held up clearances to projects and insisted that she resigned on her own. "No projects have been put on hold...The prime minister has appreciated my