Environmental Governance Newsletter October 2015 | Centre for Science and Environment


Environmental Governance Newsletter October 2015

TOP STORY
Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojna (PMKKKY) - A Mixed Bag of Opportunities
 
CSE Analysis of PMKKKY alied to the District Mineral Foundations ( DMFs )
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RegulatorY Watch
   
New sand mining guidelines call for robust monitoring and sustainable development
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Madhya Pradesh government gives go-ahead to Ken-Betwa river link
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Parliamentary Standing Committee rejects TSR Subramanian report on environmental laws
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Court Watch
Gujarat high court orders fencing of water bodies in Thatlej area
In the absence of proper protection laws, the city’s lakes are becoming vulnerable to encroachments and building activity, say activists
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Green Clearance Watch
 
Environmental Clearance Analysis: May- August 2015
• 91 projects cleared in major development sectors.

• Mining: central focus of clearances, accounts for nearly 65% of total projects cleared.

The Bailadila Iron Ore Project of Chattisgarh and Dibang Multipurpose Project of Arunachal Pradesh cleared. Both projects are in rich forests.
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Mining
   
CSE recently framed the Model District Mineral Foundation Rules which have been constructively looked at by States
The Model District Mineral Foundation Rules follow the CSE Policy Note on DMF which can be found
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DMF Rules notified by Odisha
Odisha's DMF rules will bring limited benefit to mining-affected communities, says CSE
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Waste Management
 
   
E-toxic trail
Moradabad's e-waste dismantling and recycling industry has severely polluted the Ramganga river.
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Switching to recycling
Sri Lanka becomes first country in South Asia to recycle compact fluorescent lamps
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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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