Environmental Governance Newsletter - May 2017 | Centre for Science and Environment


Environmental Governance Newsletter - May 2017

TOP STORY
 
Centre gives six months to deal with cases of environmental clearance violations
A notification issued by the environment ministry gives project proponents a one-time opportunity to apply for ECs stipulating remedial measures
REGULATORY WATCH
 
Cement industry misses deadline for new pollution norms
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change asks the cement industry to submit an action plan by April to meet the new norms
 
 
 
 
Court Watch
 
NGT panel claims 2016 event ruined Yamuna floodplains; Art of Living calls it flawed
The committee has submitted a time-bound action plan for physical and biological rehabilitation of the affected floodplain
 
Effluent treatment plants must meet water quality norms by March 31: SC
Justice Kehar directs state governments to initiate criminal and civil proceedings against industrial units flouting norms
 
NGT orders closure of industrial units in Bellandur Lake area
No industry would be allowed to operate in the lake area unless effluent emissions are under permissible limits. Industries found violating the order will be sealed
Forest Governance
 
Community forest rights in critical tiger habitats under threat
NTCA's order to deny forest rights in tiger habitat has become a contentious issue
 
Climate change projects aren't working because communities are left out
Unless they trust climate change programmes, communities will continue to plunder forests rendering such interventions redundant
 
What's causing elephants in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu to die? Hunger and thirst
In last one week, two elephants died in Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka due to dehydration and heat stroke
 
 
Mining
 
Home is where mines are
Displaced Baiga tribals are returning to the forests taken over for mining by Reliance in Madhya Pradesh. They say they were short-changed by the company
 
 

Announcements

  • Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is conducting a three-days training programme on ‘Self Regulation and Environmental Auditing’ to be held from November 22-24, 2017 at New Delhi.

  • 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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