With air pollution rising to dangerous levels in India, home to twenty of the world’s most polluted cities, the Supreme Court on Friday asked why battery-run and solar energy-run vehicles were not being manufactured in the country on a large scale to replace petrol/diesel-run cars.
Construction of a new bridge replacing the demolished Hancock bridge in Byculla may start soon as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has received respite from the Supreme Court.
The Haryana State Pollution Control Board(HSPCB) will issue directions to industries on Thursday to stop using furnace oil and petroleum coke as fuel, after the Supreme Court issued directions to control pollution on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court set aside the order of the Gujarat ElectricityRegulatory Commission (GERC) extending the ‘control period’ to allow a private discom to levy a particular rate power tariff on grounds of delay in commissioning of the project.
The Union food processing industries ministry has been allowed to use diesel generators to power an international event, though such machines are banned in the Capital as part of a graded response action plan against air pollution.
Coal India subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields Limited can face a penalty of more than Rs 20,000 crore in the wake of a Supreme Court order that rendered illegal all mineral production in violation of environmental laws.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday banned transportation of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR for Dussehra and Diwali, with an emphasis on “health of children should be of foremost concern in this regard.”
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”.
The Supreme Court today directed that no CBI officer, who is investigating the coal scam cases or officials from SIT probing allegations of “abuse of authority” against former CBI director Ranjit Sinha, would be transferred without its prior permission.
The Supreme Court will on Monday hear cases pertaining to the coal block scam.
The special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on April 10 granted interim bail to all five fresh accused in the coal scam case involving the Jindal coal block matter.