Environment Industries Legal Supreme Court

Setback for Sterlite : SC sets aside order for reopening plant

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed an appeal filed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board against the National Green Tribunal ‘s order of December 15, 2018, to re-open Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi.   A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Navin Sinha said the plea by Vedanta was not maintainable before the Read More…

Politics Social South India Voice

Reuters reports Anti Vedanta protesters killed by shots to head, chest , half from behind

Twelve of the 13 protesters killed when police opened fire on a demonstration against Vedanta’s copper smelter in Tamil Nadu in May were hit by bullets in the head or chest, and half of those were shot from behind, autopsy reports show according to Reuters     Two others died after bullets pierced the sides Read More…

Environment Nature World

Coal No.1 Pollutant and India No. 3 polluter of Co2 in Global Rank

Global carbon emissions are set to hit an all-time high of 37.1 billion tonnes of CO2 in 2018, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project.   India, the third-highest contributor, is projected to see emissions rise by 6.3% from 2017.   The 2.7% projected global rise in Read More…

Environment Supreme Court

Supreme Court directs CPCB to initiate prosecution against government officials

The Supreme Court asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to initiate prosecution against government officials who have not acted on nearly 250 complaints received on its official social media accounts with regard to pollution in Delhi.   A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said that officials who have failed to Read More…