Environmental Governance Newsletter - May 2017 | Centre for Science and Environment

Environmental Governance Newsletter - May 2017

Centre gives six months to deal with cases of environmental clearance violations
A notification issued by the environment ministry gives project proponents a one-time opportunity to apply for ECs stipulating remedial measures
Cement industry misses deadline for new pollution norms
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change asks the cement industry to submit an action plan by April to meet the new norms
Court Watch
NGT panel claims 2016 event ruined Yamuna floodplains; Art of Living calls it flawed
The committee has submitted a time-bound action plan for physical and biological rehabilitation of the affected floodplain
Effluent treatment plants must meet water quality norms by March 31: SC
Justice Kehar directs state governments to initiate criminal and civil proceedings against industrial units flouting norms
NGT orders closure of industrial units in Bellandur Lake area
No industry would be allowed to operate in the lake area unless effluent emissions are under permissible limits. Industries found violating the order will be sealed
Forest Governance
Community forest rights in critical tiger habitats under threat
NTCA's order to deny forest rights in tiger habitat has become a contentious issue
Climate change projects aren't working because communities are left out
Unless they trust climate change programmes, communities will continue to plunder forests rendering such interventions redundant
What's causing elephants in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu to die? Hunger and thirst
In last one week, two elephants died in Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka due to dehydration and heat stroke
Home is where mines are
Displaced Baiga tribals are returning to the forests taken over for mining by Reliance in Madhya Pradesh. They say they were short-changed by the company


  • September  26-28, 2017

    New Delhi, India

    Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi is organising an international conference and exhibitions on continuous emission monitoring system "CEM India" in collaboration with Source Testing Association (STA), United Kingdom and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), India. The event will be held in Delhi on 26th- 28th September 2017. 

    Topics at the conference include:

    • Indian Regulations

  • 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. It is urgent need of the hour that focus of waste management shifts to processing and resource recovery. 

  • 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.

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