The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as a part of their commitment to completely phase-out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by 2030 in India, have organised several national level workshops on implementing energy-efficiency and phasing out HCFCs in the building sector.
The Union Environment Ministry has reportedly been directed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) not to provide environmental clearance to any new thermal power plant unless they comply with emission standards notified in December 2015.
The year 2017 is known to be the second best after 2011 in terms of net absorption in the retail sector and here's why: It saw the completion of around 6.4 million sq ft of new shopping malls across the country and expansion by both international and national retailers.
India's very own dream is Housing for All by 2022! While the government announced this mission in 2015, VBHC Value Homes (formerly known as Value and Budget Housing Corporation) was among those ahead of the curve - it started building affordable homes at Rs 9 lakh in 2012 in Mumbai in the belief that quality living should be within everyone's grasp.
The courts have generally followed a policy of non-interference in litigations against large infrastructure projects. Not ordering cancellation of major projects or mandating major restructuring work in the face of stiff opposition, the courts have taken the stand that technical issues and policy matters arising from economic standpoints on account of environmental effects are best left to the discretion of expert committees constituted by the executive.