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'Forest Land' - 21 News Result(s)

  • JSW Steel Falls 4% on Reports of CBI Probe

    JSW Steel Falls 4% on Reports of CBI Probe

    The CBI has reportedly initiated an enquiry against unknown officials of JSW Steel for alleged irregularities in obtaining environment clearances to acquire forest land in the state of Jharkhand.

  • JSPL Slumps 6% on Reports of CBI Probe

    JSPL Slumps 6% on Reports of CBI Probe

    Reports suggest that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday has registered a preliminary enquiry against the company and some unidentified officials in the ministry of environment and forest in connection with diversion of forest land fo...

  • Forest Panel May Take Up Jindal Steel Proposal This Week

    Forest Panel May Take Up Jindal Steel Proposal This Week

    The proposal for diversion of forest land for Jindal Steel and Power Ltd's (JSPL) coal mining project in Jharkhand may come up for discussion in a high-level panel meeting likely this week.

  • SAIL gets forest clearance to start Rs 4,700 crore Gua mine project

    SAIL gets forest clearance to start Rs 4,700 crore Gua mine project

    SAIL had approached the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) to secure forest clearance for diversion of 635.986 hectares of forest land in Durgaiburu lease of Gua iron ore mines located in Saranda forest area of Jharkhand.

  • Muzaffarnagar's refugee camps being used to grab forest land?

    Muzaffarnagar's refugee camps being used to grab forest land?

    In Barnavi refugee camp in Shamli district, home to nearly 300 families who fled the Muzaffarnagar riots, they tell us the camp was settled on wheat fields owned by the village pradhan.

  • CCI may consider land compensation exemption for RPower plant on January 2: report

    CCI may consider land compensation exemption for RPower plant on January 2: report

    The Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) may decide on Thursday, January 2 whether Reliance Power's ultra-mega power project in Tilaiya, Jharkhand should be exempted from providing non-forest land to compensate for the loss of forest land to be acqu...

  • Investment committee to take up Rs 35,000 cr stalled power projects: report

    Investment committee to take up Rs 35,000 cr stalled power projects: report

    The CCI may decide whether private power producer Reliance Power's 4,000 MW ultra mega power project (UMPP) at Tilaiya in Jharkhand should be spared from the responsibility of providing non-forest land to compensate for the loss of forest land to be ...

  • Power plants like Lanco, DVC yet to sign FSA with Coal India: report

    Power plants like Lanco, DVC yet to sign FSA with Coal India: report

    In the case of DVC, the milestones related to land acquisition, forest clearance and equity investment are not fulfilled, the source added.

  • Jharkhand awaits Centre decision on PSU status for RPower plant

    Jharkhand awaits Centre decision on PSU status for RPower plant

    Projects by state-run companies are exempted from providing compensation in cases where forest land is diverted.

  • Young volunteers trying to recover the Valley's green treasure

    Young volunteers trying to recover the Valley's green treasure

    Kashmir's vast forest cover has virtually vanished - chopped down by smugglers, or cleared by land mafias in pursuit of the real estate goldmine that the Valley had become. The massive vandalisation is the collateral damage of a violent conflict.

  • J&K minister Taj Mohiuddin in trouble over land grab allegations

    J&K minister Taj Mohiuddin in trouble over land grab allegations

    Senior Congress leader and Jammu and Kashmir minister Taj Mohiuddin is facing serious allegations of encroaching forest land in south Kashmir. Although he has denied the allegations, documents from the forest department with NDTV indict the minister ...

  • Haryana ex-bureaucrat slams government over DLF project, environmentalists demand probe

    Haryana ex-bureaucrat slams government over DLF project, environmentalists demand probe

    After senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka alleged that he was being victimised by the Haryana government for probing dubious land deals involving businessman Robert Vadra, a former bureaucrat too is crying foul. RP Balwan, a former Indian Forest Service ...

  • Land burning in Southeast Asia kills nearly 15,000 in El Nino years

    Forest and land fires in Southeast Asia kill an additional 15,000 people annually when the El Nino weather phenomenon grips the region, scientists have estimated. The deaths are caused by higher particle pollution and higher local levels of ozone, bo...

  • Karnataka to develop sandalwood orchards on 10,000 acre land

    Karnataka Government would develop "Siri Chandana Vana" (sandalwood orchards) on 10,000 acres of land in the state, Forest Minister C P Yogeeshwara said on Friday.

  • FIR against Forests Minister Yogeshwara

    An FIR has been filed against Karnataka Forests Minister CP Yogeshwara on a complaint by Nandi Engineering Limited (NEL) that he allegedly cheated the firm of Rs 2 crore in lieu of promising to give land for construction of Bangalore Mysore Infrastru...

  • Supreme Court stays probe against SM Krishna

    Supreme Court stays probe against SM Krishna

    The Supreme Court today stayed the lokayukta police probe against External Affairs Minister SM Krishna. Mr Krishna had challenged the registration of an FIR by the Karnataka Lokayukta (ombudsman) police on allegations that he had illegally de-reserve...

  • Sasan's Chhatarsal coal block denied green nod by ministry

    Sasan's Chhatarsal coal block denied green nod by ministry

    The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the MoEF has rejected approval citing that over 965 hectares of forest land that is to be diverted has good quality forests.

  • Survey for setting up National Forest Land Bank

    The Economic Survey has made a case for streamlining land acquisition and environmental clearance policy to encourage development of infrastructure projects and called for setting up of a "National Forest Land Bank" in this regard. Amid increasing problems faced in acquiring forest lands for...

  • Forest clearance no license for acquisition: Jairam Ramesh to Orissa govt

    Forest clearance no license for acquisition: Jairam Ramesh to Orissa govt

    Amid protests by locals against land acquisition for POSCO's steel plant in Orissa's Govindpur village, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday asked the state government not to use environmental clearance for the project as a "licence for forcible acquisition of land".A statement issued by the...

  • Pune land grab: Builder-babu-neta nexus exposed

    Pune land grab: Builder-babu-neta nexus exposed

    A special committee probe has found that 30 acres of forest land worth Rs 1000 crore in Pune was sold to a private builder for mere Rs 2 crore. The probe report also claims that bureaucrats and politicians colluded with the builder to grab the land. The case is now in the Supreme Court.The investiga...

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