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Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

Waste-to-Energy project expansion in the Aravallis and a farcical public hearing

September 11, 2021 at 7:48 am 0 comments

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar | The Wire Science New Delhi: A number of environmental groups have raised objections to the Haryana Government’s push to a waste-to-energy (WTE) project at the Bandhwari landfill site in the Gurugram Aravalli. While questioning the need to expand the project from 15 MW to 25 MWRead More

Beautiful scenery of Zero bridge with Himalaya mountain covered with snow in the background.

Clearance for Ujh dam deprives Jammu’s tribal community of their legal rights

September 6, 2021 at 9:55 am 0 comments

Two years after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, forest rights under Indian law are denied to its tribal communities. The initial clearance to drown forests for a prestigious Rs 9,167-crore dam in Jammu, for example, is a web of false official claims, ignoring the legal rights of pastoral communities whose homes and livelihoods the dam will destroy.

Dilution of green clearance norms threatens Himalayan belt: Environmental bodies write to Centre

Dilution of green clearance norms threatens Himalayan belt: Environmental bodies write to Centre

August 4, 2020 at 2:00 am 0 comments

Signatories from Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh have demanded the immediate scrapping of the 2020 draft amendments. The organisations have also written to MPs of their respective states.