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Issue 46
December , 2013

Image for bulleted text Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2013

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2013, received assent of the President of India on 27 September 2013.The bill has now become law. The Bill was passed in the 2013 Monsoon Session of Parliament. (Th...Read Full Story



Issue 45
September , 2013

Image for bulleted text Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2013

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has come up with draft Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2013. The rules will overrule the existing rules which were framed in 2000 here. The Ministry has given a period of 60 days (from 29.08.2013) for public...Read Full Story



Issue 40
March , 2013

Image for bulleted text The Electronic Waste (Handling and Disposal) Bill, 2013

A Bill to provide for proper handling and disposal of electronic waste being generated by discarded electronic devices by prescribing norms and fixing responsibilities and duties on manufacturers, recyclers and consumers with regard to disposal of electronic waste and f...Read Full Story



Issue 37
June , 2012

Image for bulleted text Draft Guideline Document on Institutionalizing Corporate Environmental Responsibility

Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) has issued Draft Guideline Document on Institutionalizing Corporate Environmental Responsibility that makes additional provisions to streamline and strengthen the environmental actions by business entities/organizations....Read Full Story




Issue 35
April , 2012

Image for bulleted text Draft Bio-Medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011

The MoEF has notified the new Draft Bio-Medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011 on 21st September, 2011 under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 to replace the earlier Rules (1998) and the amendments thereof. The draft Rules were notified for information o...Read Full Story



Issue 34
March , 2012

Image for bulleted text India lays down e-waste management rules

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has come out with some new proposals on E-Waste (Management and Handling Rules) that will come into effect from May 1st 2012....Read Full Story




Issue 32
May , 2011

Image for bulleted text Draft Rules on Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Amendment Rules, 2011

The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt of India published the Draft Rules on Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Amendment Rules, 2011 on 03rd May, 2011....Read Full Story




Image for bulleted text National Implementation Plan of Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, April 2011

The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt of India published the National Implementation Plan (NIP-India) of Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, April 2011 on 04th May, 2011....Read Full Story




Issue 31
February , 2011

Image for bulleted text Second draft of e-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2010

e-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2010, Draft Rules...Read Full Story





Image for bulleted text Plastics (Manufacture, Usage, and Waste Management) Rules

The environment ministry issued a notification that replaces the Earlier Rules 1999 (amended in 2003) highlighting some changes in the present form of governance and enactment of the Rules....Read Full Story




Issue 30
October , 2010

Image for bulleted text New Mines Act

The Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation (MMDR) Act of 1957 is under review and amendment....Read Full Story




Issue 29
September , 2010

Image for bulleted text Greenpeace releases safe food guide version 2.0

Greenpeace, has been instrumental in defining parameters related to the use of genetically engineered foods in India....Read Full Story




Issue 28
August , 2010

Image for bulleted text The National Green Tribunal Act, 2010

An Act to provide for the establishment of a National Green Tribunal Act for the effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating and envrionmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources including enforcement of any legal right relating t...Read Full Story



Issue 27
July , 2010

Image for bulleted text Draft Ewaste Rules by MoEF: Challenges and Opportunities

Electronic Waste is a problem posing serious environmental challenges world over. The Ministry of Environment and Forests has issued draft E-waste Rule in May 2010, which has been open for consultation by the stakeholders....Read Full Story




Issue 8
January , 2008

Image for bulleted text Incentives for CFLs sans mercury safeguards pose serious environmental threat: Toxics Link and Greenpeace

In a communication to Sushil Kumar Shinde, Minister of Power, Government of India, Greenpeace and Toxics Link have expressed serious concern over the proposed market mechanism to bring down the price of compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), saying that it falls short in taki...Read Full Story



Issue 7
November , 2007

Image for bulleted text India's proposed waste law to officially turn it into global waste destination: Environmentalists

Environmentalists say that the newly drafted hazardous waste management law for India seeks to undo established, science-based definitions of waste and consider waste that is being recycled somehow less hazardous than the waste being landfilled in order to curry favor w...Read Full Story



Issue 6
July , 2007

Image for bulleted text Single-window system for environment clearances for builders being planned

The Union Government is reportedly planning to introduce as single window system for environmental clearance for builders. This will reduce the time required for the process to just three months....Read Full Story




Issue 5
May , 2007

Image for bulleted text Govt's definition of forest may run into conflict with SC

The ministry of environment and forests is veering towards another battle with the SC. It has prepared a draft definition of forests which will remove private forest lands from the purview of forest-related laws, coming in conflict with a SC order of 1996, which had bro...Read Full Story



Issue 4
March , 2007

Image for bulleted text Climate change expert committee to be formed: Finance Minister

India will set up an expert committee to study the impact of climate change on the country, even though it does not significantly contribute to green house gas (GHG) emissions, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said in his budget speech in parliament, according to an offi...Read Full Story



Issue 3
February , 2007

Image for bulleted text Delhi Master Plan 2021 notified

The Delhi Master Plan 2021 has been notified after a year-long agitation that saw bloody battles played out on the capital's streets....Read Full Story




Issue 2
January , 2007

Image for bulleted text Plan underway for enforcement of auto emission standards by 2010: GoI

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has stated that a road map -- laid down by the Expert Committee on Auto Fuel Policy -- is under implementation process for controlling vehicular pollution from both new as well as in-use vehicles all over the country by the year 2...Read Full Story



Issue 1
December , 2006

Image for bulleted text Proposed e-waste legislation harsh on consumers, easy on producers

Non-governmental organisations Greenpeace and Toxics Link have criticised the draft legislation on e-waste. While the former has dubbed it as a toothless legislation in media reports, the latter has said that it would place the onus on the consumers and not place an app...Read Full Story



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