Environmental Governance Newsletter - Nove 2016

May 08, 2017

TOP STORY
 
Swachh Bharat Mission-Performance in figures
Swachh Bharat Mission has gained quite a momentum in the past two years. The NDA government's flagship campaign aims at covering 1.04 crore households, providing 250,000 community toilets, 260,000 public toilets, and a solid waste management facility in each town.
REGULATORY WATCH
 
Ken-Betwa project gets wildlife board's approval
The project has a significant environment and wildlife impact as it passes right through the reserve where tigers had vanished in 2009
 
Draft wildlife bill to make life tougher for poachers, easier for industrialists
The draft, not yet in the public domain, proposes to turn the National Board for Wildlife, which can raise red flags against large industrial projects coming up near wildlife areas, into just an advisory body.
 
Continuous pollution monitoring initiative needs momentum
Although the majority of the industries surveyed by CSE have installed real-time emission monitoring systems, no significant improvements are visible on the ground
 
 
 
Court Watch
 
NGT issues notice to Odisha government for hiding fact about forest in bauxite mine
Details related to forest cover were kept secret to secure environmental clearance from MoEF
 
Forest Governance
 
Planting problems
Forest development corporations fell rich forests to raise plantations, undermining people's rights and biodiversity. It's time India introduced guidelines to assess their impacts
 
Forests, tribals and wildlife are not rivals, says environment minister
Anil Madhav Dave inaugurates two-day conference of senior-level forest officers from states
 
Mining
 
CSE-hosted meeting in Jharkhand discusses how District Mineral Foundations (DMFs) can work towards social and environmental justice
For the first time, the right of people to benefit from natural resources has been recognised.
 
Coal India signs MoU for environmental audit of mines
The MoU with Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education will facilitate eco-restoration of 430 mines
 
Six killed in Jharkhand after police fire at farmers protesting land acquisition
This is the third time the police have opened fire at the protesting farmers in the area