The National Green Tribunal has given its go-ahead to the construction of the multi-crore Vizhinjam International Seaport (VISL), being developed by Kerala Government in collaboration with Adani Group, as it was crucial for the economic development of the country.
The past few months have been a rollercoaster ride for the real-estate sector like never before. Announcements related to the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Real-Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), unchanged repo rates, implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, renewed focus on infrastructure development, consumer activism in courts and, most recently, demonetisation have triggered short-term uncertainties about the market but will result in long-term gains.
Solid waste management (SWM) is becoming an area of acute concern in India. A recent report submitted to the National Green Tribunal by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) revealed that nearly 76 per cent of all cities indiscriminately dump their solid waste in violation of the rules, which includes burning it in the open