Recycling metal scrap is the way towards greener environment

The Statesman | Rajat Kapoor | May 21, 2019

Metal recycling awareness, unlike plastic and paper, is low in India. Nevertheless, the recycling of metals has as important to improve the environment as recycling paper, plastic and other commonly recycled materials.

Taking a breath in a green environment is every human being’s basic right. Human race can’t survive in a polluted environment. The air that goes in our lungs, the water that we drink and the food that we eat should be pure and fresh or else we will not be able to hold our lifespan. The rise in global temperature is continuously leading to an increase in sea levels and many coastlines are going underwater.  There is a dire need to take conscious efforts towards this direction or else the face of the earth could be dangerous in the coming time. Read more

New government will have to fix eco clearance policy

The Economic Times | May 22, 2019

New Delhi: The new government at the Centre will have to streamline norms on development projects taken up in areas where tribal rights are involved. Infrastructure projects which involve diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes in Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Assam have been stalled and the states have pointed out that private developers must first take care of tribal rights before beginning ground work.

Government sources said the new government would hence have to decide on how to streamline the environment clearances, especially where tribals need to be uprooted. Read more

Eviction threat “looms large” over Odisha tribals’ 1.45 lakh forest land rights claims

Counterview.net | May 20, 2019

A workshop organized jointly by the Mayurbhanj Adivasi Bikash Manch (MABM) and the Mayurbhaj Jala, Jungle, Jamin and Jana Adhikar Manch (MJJJJAM) on the implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) and the Panchati Raj Extension to Scheduled Area (PESA) Act has been told that a total of 1,45,750 individual forest rights (IFR) claims out of 6,17,935 filed at the gram sabha level in Odisha have been rejected and are under “serious threat” after the February 13 Supreme Court (SC) eviction order. Read more

Positive signs for Goa mining to be visible in six months: CM Pramod Sawant

The Indian Express | May 19, 2019

The five-decade-old mining industry in the coastal state came to a standstill in March last year, after the Supreme Court quashed the second renewal of 88 iron ore mining leases.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said that some positive signs will be visible in the next six months as far as resumption of the mining industry in the state is concerned.

The five-decade-old mining industry in the coastal state came to a standstill in March last year, after the Supreme Court quashed the second renewal of 88 iron ore mining leases. Read more

Work proposals sought under DMF in Kothagudem

Telangana Today | May 18, 2019

Development works in mining districts could be taken up within the 10 kilometers radius of the affected villages

Kothagudem: District Mineral Foundation (DMF) programme manager Siva Karthik Valaparla  asked district officials to prepare proposals for development of infrastructure in the villages affected by mining.

He held a meeting with district heads of various departments to discuss about the scope of works that could be taken up under the DMF, which he said was setup to benefit people in India’s mining affected areas in 2015 by the Central government through an amendment in the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. Read more

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