Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicEnvironmental Laws

Topic: Environmental Laws

China to Bangladesh, river-sharing pacts can be new CBMs, resolve other contentious issues

Scarce environmental resources are already a major source of domestic and international conflict, and all evidence indicates that this will only increase.

Fines, not jail time – how Modi govt aims to make environment laws ‘tougher’

Govt last week released consultation papers seeking to decriminalise violations under 3 environment laws. Experts say criminal liability hasn't been effective in curbing violations.

India can’t commit to climate change abroad and be non-compliant on environment at home

Government’s hurriedly thought out mechanisms have neither improved environmental performance of projects, nor reduced legal cases against polluting ones.

For Delhi, the Ghazipur landfill is a problem that’s only going to get bigger

With no efficient waste management system & a dearth of land for new dumps, filth will continue to mount at Ghazipur landfill, as will disease and pollution.

Volkswagen fined Rs 500 crore by NGT for damage to environment

The NGT said that Volkswagen's use of a 'cheat device' in diesel cars caused the damage, and directed it to deposit the money in two months.

NGT begins fresh hearing in Karnataka case as expert member retired without signing ruling

NGT delivered verdict more than six months ago; petitioner sought a stay on water project as it 'violated' forest clearance norms.

Rs 50,000 crore green fund stuck in turf war between environment and finance ministries

Environment ministry is worried that the fund meant for restoring India’s forest cover could be diverted by the government to meet other expenses.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.