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Anil Agarwal Dialogue on Green Clearances: February 24- 25, 2012

New Delhi The Anil Agarwal Dialogue was aimed to bring together NGOs, experts, policy makers and media from  all across the country to discuss the issue of green clearance, their recommendations were collated into a charter of demands at the end of the two day brain-storming. For any other queries, contact Souparno Banerjee on 9910864339, This workshop is co supported by Jamsetji Tata Trust  

Environmental Clearance for 218 Coal Mines Under Different Stages of Approval

According to the Press Information Bureau, 218 mines of Coal India Limited (CIL) are operating in violation to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2006. These are pre-1994 mines when the EIA notification was not in place. These mines never applied for clearance and are operating on renewal of lease basis. Ninety one of these mines belong to Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL), 103 to Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), 20 to Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) and 4 mines to Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL).

Environment is not impeding growth': CSE responds to industry leaders' open letter

New Delhi, October 13, 2011: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has expressed its strong disagreement with some of the contents of an ‘open letter to leaders’, written recently by India’s top industrialists. In a response to the open letter, CSE’s director general Sunita Narain has refuted the industry leaders’ contention that environmental clearances are delaying projects and hampering growth.