NGT Building in Delhi (Source: NGT International Journal on Environment, Oct 2014)

National Green Tribunal’s Fourth Foundation Day: Why such a pro hydro bias?

The National Green Tribunal, NGT marked its 4th Foundation Day on 18 October 2014, with an impressive fanfare. A full day function was organized at the Plenary hall of the capital’s iconic Vigyan Bhawan. NGT in this short span has…


Press Release: “INDIA RIVERS WEEK”, FROM 24-27 NOV 2014. First IRW to be held in Delhi

A recent appraisal has found that there is no river in any of the top 50 cities in the country which is not sick or dying with river Yamuna in Delhi-Mathura-Agra and Ganga in Kanpur-Varanasi-Patna leading the list. Widespread devastations…

Canals of the Shirapur Lift Irrigation Scheme sitting idle for years, without Environmental or Wildlife Clearance. No action taken against the violator Photo: Author

MoEFCC orders “Don’t Ask Additional information unless Inevitable” (Or: “Just clear the projects and don’t bother about informed decisions”)  

How recent orders and guidelines issued by MoEFCC to “streamline” clearances are missing main problems of the system in their bid to please the industry.


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