NAVI MUMBAI: Officials of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) have collected samples of oil tar balls and other black oil traces seen on Pirwadi beach of Uran taluka in Raigad district. The action
RInfra, which is developing a 4,000 Mw power plant at Shahpur village in the Raigad district, has received a shot in the arm with the National Environmental Appellate Authority (NEAA) rejecting a petition filed by some of the affected villagers challenging the environmental clearance to the project.
Successful utilisation of indigenous bioenergy resources for economic advancement in rural Maharashtra, India
This article showcases the successful establishment of cluster level biodiesel resource centres catering to rural energy demands and the creation of livelihood opportunities in over 70 villages in Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. Central to this initiative has been the ongoing experiences with communities who collect and sell seeds of the indigenous tree Pongamia pinnata.
Mumbai: The state government will hold a public meeting in Jaitapur (in Ratnagiri district) on May 16 to discuss the environmental repercussions of the controversial nuclear power project proposed for the town. The Union environment ministry will take into account the suggestions and objections raised in the meeting before giving clearance to the project.
NEW DELHI: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) is understood to have finalised plans to set up a 9-million tonnes refinery in Maharashtra with an investment of around Rs.15,000 crore. Official sources said the Maharasthra Government had offered land places and the company was in the process of giving a final shape to the proposal.