Pavan Sukhdev is a banker who has taken due diligence to new heights and given a new meaning to corporate responsibility to the environment.
State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd's planned USD 4 billion refinery at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra would depend on lifting of environmental moratorium on projects in that region, Parliament was informed today.
Compulsory license granted to Natco has left the Indian pharma industry with a hard choice to make - cut prices, or quit selling the drug. To counter this drug-makers are changing strategies, reports CNBC-TV18's Archana Shukla.
Hailing the Supreme Court order of disallowing tourism activity in core areas of tiger reserves, Union environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Tuesday said she would ask the state-governments to strictly follow the directives of the apex court.
Global leaders ended a UN development summit on Friday with what was widely considered a lackluster agreement, leaving many attendees convinced that individuals must lead efforts to improve the environment.
On World Environment Day, Sunita Narain, director, Centre For Science and Environment (CSE) tells CNBC-TV18 that with progress, industry has shoved environment to the sidelines according to the findings of a CSE report.
India is studying the potential of shale gas and is watching safety and technology developments in other countries closely, the deputy chairman of its planning commission said on Thursday.
Elinor Ostrom believes that the management of common property should depend on local circumstances, and not be based on one particular approach.
A new survey of the likely effects of climate change on India's water resources released today identifies huge challenges to maintaining adequate supplies in the coming decades.
India will not sign any legally binding global agreement for emissions reduction, as the country needs to eradicate poverty through economic growth, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said today.
The environment and forest ministry has given its clearance nod to Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) long-pending Lavasa project. At 09:33 hrs the share was quoting at Rs 29.60, up Rs 1.75, or 6.28%.
The Environment Ministry has agreed to "discuss" the coal projects on a "case-by-case basis", as it does not want to be seen as a spoilsport in industrial development through contentious 'go' and 'no go' mining policy, sources said.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to convene a meeting on July 27 with various ministries, including coal, power and environment, to assess their performance and sort out inter-ministerial differences causing delay in execution of key projects.
Environmental woes for HCC's Lavasa may soon be over. The Environment ministry is likely to give a green signal to phase 1, reports CNBC-TV18’s Mehak Kasbekar quoting sources. It is learnt that Lavasa will have to comply with five conditions, including undertaking to not repeat violations.
The meeting called by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today to hammer out a consensus on the grant of environmental clearances for power, coal and steel projects has been postponed.
The proposed competitive bidding round for coal blocks in the country will be held soon, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said last night. The bidding will be called soon," Jaiswal said when asked about the status of the government's plan for allocation of coal blocks through competitive bidding.
In a panel discussion with CNBC-TV18, Rashneh Pardiwala, Director of CERE; Kalpana Sharma, Journalist; Rajiv Lall, MD and CEO of IDFC and Avinash Patkar, Chief Sustainability officer of Tata Power, discuss about the India's sustainable development and whether a low carbon economy is achievable.
Dutch scientists have found that a messy environment can make people long for order and inspire them to simplify or categorise things in their minds.
New diets for cows and sheep could reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, research funded by the British government's department for environment, food and rural affairs (Defra) shows.
The soon to be held Group of Ministers’ meet on environment may have a solution for the go/no-go area controversy. Sources say that senior ministers may look at classifying projects on the basis of the impact they may have on forest cover.
China has decided to set up its first group of rare earth mining zones with a view to protect not only resources but also the environment, a state news media outlet said today.
HCC subsidiary Lavasa looks all set for a long and protracted litigation at the Bombay High Court as the environment ministry today showed no signs of warming up to a possible settlement. CNBC-TV18’s Ashwin Mohan reports on the courtroom action, settlement buzz and the ministry's response.