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Supreme Court calls for finding middle path between ecology, development

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 15, 2020

Saving the environment should not come at the cost of economic development, the Supreme Court said on Friday, adding that a balance should be struck between the two. The observation by the top court came on a plea filed by a lawyer, Abir Phukan, seeking a ban on mining in the...

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Need for green clearance way to achieve sustainable development, says SC

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 3, 2020

The need for environment clearance for a project must be seen as a measure to achieve sustainable development, the Supreme Court has said. The court ruled that the “concept of an ex-post facto EC (environmental clearance) is in derogation of the fundamental principles of...

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SC issues notice to Centre in plea for implementation of electric vehicle policy

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 20, 2020

The Supreme court on Wednesday sought in four weeks a reply from the Centre in a plea seeking details on promotion of electric vehicles and implementation of the Electric Vehicle Policy and and Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) India...

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SC seeks Centre’s reply on PIL for converting public transport, govt vehicles into electric ones

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response of the Centre on a PIL seeking implementation of its policy on gradually converting all public transport and government vehicles to electric vehicles to curb air pollution and carbon emission. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA...

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People cannot be left to die, says SC on Delhi-NCR pollution, passes slew of directions

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2019

People in Delhi-NCR are losing "precious years of their lives" and cannot be "left to die" due to the "atrocious" pollution situation which reflects a "shocking state of affairs", the Supreme Court said Monday and directed neighbouring Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar...

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Delhi upgrades to BS-VI fuels at no extra cost, for now

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 5, 2018

State-run fuel retailers will not additionally raise petrol and diesel prices to recover the cost of upgrading to Bharat Stage-VI fuels in Delhi, the country’s first city where 100% petrol pumps...

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