Skirting SC Ban, Govt Says Drilling Not Mining

Skirting SC Ban, Govt Says Drilling Not Mining

Overturning its May 15 decision to “plug permanently” gas extraction wells falling within 1 km of a wildlife sanctuary, the standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) cleared it on June 27 based on a legal opinion from the Environment ministry that drilling for oil and gas “is not covered under mining”.

Can Clean Coal Technologies Help In Sustainable Development?

Can Clean Coal Technologies Help In Sustainable Development?

India is world’s third largest producer and fourth largest consumer of electricity. Though the share of renewable energy in overall power generation is steadily increasing, it will take many years before it surpasses the total capacity of coal-fired power generation.

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