Environmental Governance Newsletter - February 2016 | Centre for Science and Environment

Environmental Governance Newsletter - February 2016


EIA notification amended to bring small-scale mining under its ambit
The amendment will make environmental clearance compulsory for mining of minor minerals in areas less than or equal to five hectares
Court Watch
NGT bans camping activity in Rishikesh
The green court has however allowed rafting in the area
Apex court rejects petition against NH-7 widening project
Petitioners have been asked to appear before the Bombay High Court and inform it about the measures needed to be taken for tiger conservation
Green Clearance Watch
Forest Clearance Analysis January - December, 2015
'The Forest (Conservation) Act (FCA), 1980 outlines different procedures for clearances of projects that are above and below 40 Ha. CSE analysed forest clearances granted for such projects in the year 2015. '
Environmental Clearance November-December 2015
CSE analysed the status of environmental clearances (ECs) for the period November - December 2015 cleared by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).
Goa's DMF Rules do not follow Central guidelines, will not meet DMF objectives: CSE
The state government has largely duplicated the "object and functions" of the DMF and Goa Mineral Ore Permanent Fund Trust Scheme.
Forest Governance
Baiga tribals become India's first community to get habitat rights
The administration used a gazette notification passed by the colonial British government, which recognised these areas as home of the Baigas, to grant habitat rights
Tribal affairs ministry gives in to pressure, 'okays' Village Forest Rules
These rules, if implemented, will lead to dilution of the Forest Rights Act
Waste Management
Government approves proposal to scale production and sale of compost
Will provide financial assistance of Rs 1,500 for every tonne of compost sold


  • 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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