Environmental Governance Newsletter - December 2015 | Centre for Science and Environment


Environmental Governance Newsletter - December 2015

TOP STORY
Centre eases green norms for coal mining projects
 
For coal projects with forest and non-forest lands, mining can take place in non-forest land after Stage-1 clearance

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RegulatorY Watch
 
   
Environment ministry's new advisory seeks to protect wildlife
The advisory seeks to make industries responsible for activities taking place in and around protected areas

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Swachh Bharat cess: A few states may not agree on it
Except Andhra Pradesh and Uttarakhand, no other state has directly agreed to the central proposal

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Supreme abuse
Bulk drug makers in Telangana's Patancheru-Bollaram industrial area continue to pollute in absence of effective vigilance, shows CSE analysis

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Court Watch
 
Green levy on trucks entering Delhi to stay, says Supreme Court
On October 9, 2015, Supreme Court passed an order imposing Environment Compensation Charge of Rs 700 on all light goods vehicles and Rs 1,300 on heavy goods vehicles
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Supreme Court refuses to put blanket ban on firecrackers
Guidelines for noise standards in place, but poor implementation. Air quality impacts ignored
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Green Clearance Watch
 
Environmental Clearance Analysis for September- October 2015
• 29 projects cleared in major development sectors
• Coal expansion projects cleared in Critically Polluted Areas, including   Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu and Jharsuguda, Orissa
• Push for cement production: Six cement projects of cumulative
  capacity 18.83 MTPA cleared

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Mining
 
Andhra Pradesh puts Eastern Ghats bauxite mining project on hold
The bauxite deposits fall in tribal areas protected by the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution and have been opposed by tribal groups right from the beginning
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Waste Management
 
Will Dehradun riverfront development project really help the city?
It focuses more on beautification aspects rather than rejuvenating the rivulets that flow through the city

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Announcements

  • With rapid urbanisation and rising incomes, India is facing a massive waste management challenge. Urban population of India generates 62 million tonnes of municipal solid waste per annum. Only 43 million tonnes (MT) of the waste is collected, 11.9 MT is treated and 31 MT is dumped in landfill sites. India generates about 1.7 million tonnes of electronic waste and only 1.5% of the total e-waste generated is recycled. Biomedical waste generation is about 484 tonnes per day.

  • November 6th to 10th, 2017

    The Center for Science and Environment (CSE) is pleased to announce a five-day training programme aimed at giving practical inputs to participants on conducting sector-specific Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for mining and mineral industry from 6th-10th November 2017.

  • November 15-17, 2017

    Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is pleased to invite you to a threeday training programme on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility—Planning, Implementation and Reporting’, to be held on 15-17 November, 2017.

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