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Jul 13, 2016
Following the NDA government’s “Ease of Business” mantra, the environment ministry has proposed that the entire construction sector could be exempted from mandatory environmental clearances
Jan 18, 2016
NEW DELHI | MUMBAI | BENGALURU: Real estate companies in top metros have said that local government bodies approve building plans only after the project has been granted environment clearance. This follows the Supreme Court's Friday observation that housing projects must get environment clearance before work can start.
Jan 01, 2016
NEW DELHI: In the New Year, India's somnolent real estate market may finally get a much needed boost — builders may have to comply with only 12 to 24 environmental norms, depending on project size, instead of the 100 green rules that were originally proposed.
Nov 24, 2015
MUMBAI: Members of realty developers' body MCHI-CREDAI met State Minister for Environment, Prakash Javadekar on Sunday to discuss issues related to Environment Ministry faced by builders, particularly delays in environmental clearances for real estate projects.
Sep 23, 2015
NEW DELHI: State governments have broadly agreed to comply with the proposed environmental guidelines for construction projects in urban areas.
Sep 09, 2015
The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday made it mandatory for developers to get environmental clearance for projects above 20,000 sq m.
Mar 02, 2015
MUMBAI: In a move aimed at easing the path for major building projects, the state environment department has suggested doing away with mandatory eco-clearances
Jan 15, 2015
NEW DELHI: More than 30,000 apartment buyers in Noida could finally get possession of their homes
High Court directive to DLF to demolish some portions of complex
Dec 08, 2014
Kochi: In a blow to real estate major DLF, the Kerala High Court directed it to demolish certain portions of its apartment complex
‘Full land acquisition not a must for green sanction’
Oct 27, 2014
NAGPUR/MUMBAI: Full land acquisition will no longer be a pre-requisite for a project seeking environment clearance (EC)
Centre reduces green zone, hope for Okhla home buyers
Oct 16, 2014
In a partial relief to about 30,000 home buyers, the environment ministry has issued a draft notification earmarking 100 metres to 1.27 km from the Okhla Bird Sanctuary as an eco-sensitive zone
Reduced Okhla eco-zone plan put up for comments
Oct 15, 2014
The environment ministry on Tuesday invited comments to a draft notification that proposes a reduced eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) around the Okhla Bird Sanctuary
CII body's green-building ratings misleading, not up to government standards: CSE
Sep 30, 2014
The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)questioned the voluntary building rating system Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) developed by the US Green Building Council
Green norms for commercial projects to be relaxed
Sep 23, 2014
The Union environment ministry is set to ease clearance norms for townships and building and construction projects in or close to wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and eco-sensitive zones
Environment dept okays KDA projects
Sep 17, 2014
Environment department has given green signal to Kanpur Development Authority (KDA) projects for the construction of 1,708 flats at three places in the city
Relief on cards for Noida home buyers as govt decides to re-designate eco-sensitive zone
Sep 09, 2014
Relief is in sight for more than 30,000 apartment owners in Noida as the government has decided to re-designate the eco-sensitive zone around the Okhla bird Sanctuary, bringing it down to 100 metres on three sides where several real-estate projects were impacted because of a green tribunal's order
MoEF Pushes States to Set up Land Banks to Expedite Green Clearances
Sep 06, 2014
To minimise the delay in granting clearance to forest diversion proposals for infrastructure projects, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has issued an advisory to all the states asking them to set up a land bank of degraded, non-degraded and non-forest land so that projects are not held up on account of the search for non-forest land to carry out compensatory afforestation
Over 45,000 acres forest land for capital?
Sep 04, 2014
In some good news for Chandrababu Naidu, the Andhra Pradesh government has been told by its revenue department that more than 45,000 acres of degraded forest land, largely encroached by locals and small industrial units, are available in the surroundings of Vijayawada for building the new capital
Revenue department to retrieve 70-acre 'doubtful' govt land
Aug 27, 2014
The state government on Tuesday conceded ?doubtful' use of at least 70 acre government land at Ghangapatna, on the outskirts of the city, even as BJP staged a dharna in front of the governor's house here demanding CBI probe into the alleged land scam
Green clearances go online with time limits for approvals
Jun 06, 2014
DELHI : The government on Thursday kicked off online environment clearances for industrial and infrastructure projects which have for long been hobbled by the slow pace of green approvals.
Slum rehab key to saving Dahisar mangroves
Feb 27, 2014
MUMBAI: Dahisar, the last suburb within Mumbai limits on the western track, primarily needs a comprehensive slum rehabilitation plan to protect its mangroves, free public space and allow affordable housing.
Looking at design differently
Sep 28, 2013
CHENNAI: Chennai has always been known for its conservative outlook, and this characteristic, naturally, was reflected in the city’s architecture. Through the 1960s right up to the late 1980s, houses were built to a standard template, and this extended to office buildings too. The façade of independent houses was the same, whether the home was built in Gandhinagar or Royapettah or Rutland Gate. Toilets were almost always outside the house, at the back; it took a long time for the conservative Ch
3C Company, RMGL join hands to raise awareness about green living
Sep 25, 2013
DELHI: The NCR-based 3C Company has announced its association with Rapid Metro Gurgaon Ltd (RMGL) to spread awareness about sustainable developments and green living. Under the agreement, RMGL will run a rapid metro train tagged as 'green', thereby enabling 3C to reach out to a larger audience within Delhi NCR.
Marble shops in residential areas: National Green Tribunal seeks Centre's response
Aug 27, 2013
DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has sought the response of the Centre and Delhi government on a plea seeking removal of sand and marble shops set up in residential areas of the city in violation of green norms.
USGBC confers Wave Infratech office with LEED Platinum certification
Aug 23, 2013
DELHI: Asserting WAVE Infratech’s corporate office as the most sustainable building in the region, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded WAVE Infratech with LEED Platinum certification. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by USGBC is the most respected and widely used certification program for commercial buildings and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human performance.

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