Plan for district eco-panels draws fire

Government has released a draft law on Environment Impact Assessment Notification(EIA),2019.The draft law is an update to the EIA 2006. The law makes the District Magistrate(DM) the chairperson of the District Environment Impact Assessment Authority(DEIAA) that will accord environment clearance for minor mining projects. Minor mining broadly refers to sand and stone mining in plots… Continue reading Plan for district eco-panels draws fire

Vedanta gets nod to conduct impact assessment for 274 hydrocarbon wells in T.N., Puducherry

The Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has granted the Terms of Reference (ToR) to Vedanta Ltd’s Cairn Oil & Gas, to carry out Environment Impact Assessment (EIA). It is to be carried out for drilling a total of 274 offshore and onshore oil and gas exploration wells in the Bay of Bengal, Nagapattinam, Karaikal,… Continue reading Vedanta gets nod to conduct impact assessment for 274 hydrocarbon wells in T.N., Puducherry