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Environment impact hearing on Dholera SIR held

Date of Release: 
Jan 3 2014

Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) and Ahmedabad district collectorate will hold a public hearing for environmental impact assessment for the proposed Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) in Dholera on Friday.

DSIR is one of the first investment regions to be covered under the proposed Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project. The proposed DSIR is to be developed over approximately 920 square kilometres covering 19 villages of Dhandhuka taluka and three villages of Barwala taluka of Ahmedabad district.

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Sinharaja Boundary bickers

Date of Release: 
Nov 21 2013

Nature heeds no boundaries. Like latitudes and longitudes they are only superficial, but not for humans. So it comes as no surprise when authorities and environmentalists are once again bickering over the boundaries of Sinharaja. In 2011 The Nation brought to the readers’ attention, construction of the road between Imbulkanda and Suriyakanda, in the article titled ‘Sinharaja Fork in the road’. It was a matter of widening a footpath that had existed for 200 years.

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Mahaweli Authority denies illegal clearing of forest lands

Date of Release: 
Oct 27 2013

The Mahaweli Authority yesterday refuted allegations by environmentalists that it was engaging in unlawful clearing of forest lands, and challenged anyone to prove there was illegal activity on its part.

Speaking to The Nation, Director General of the Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka, Gamini Rajakaruna, stressed all forest clearing activities that his officials were engaging in as part of development efforts of the Mahaweli zones, were ‘strictly in accordance with the law’.

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Environment Impact Assessment for Singapore's Cross Island Line to start next year

Date of Release: 
Sep 15 2013

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will call a tender in the first quarter of next year for a consultant to conduct an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the future Cross Island Line.

This assessment will focus on the portion of the MRT line around the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, and determine how various alignments could affect the reserve.

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