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

  • Centre for Science and Environment recognises Social Impact Assessment (SIA) as an important tool to inform decision makers, regulators and stakeholders about the possible social and economic impacts of a development project. To be effective, SIA requires the active involvement of all concerned stakeholders. CSE has developed a five-day training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on SIA with specific reference to infrastructure, mining and other industrial projects.

  • With rapid urbanisation and rising consumption of goods and services, India is facing a massive waste management challenge. Every year, urban India produces 62 million tonne (MT) of municipal solid waste, 31 MT of which is dumped onto landfill sites. Figures for recycling are abysmal; for instance, only 1.5 per cent of e-waste is recycled. The need of the hour is to shift the focus of waste management towards processing and resource recovery.

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