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When the Union Environment Ministry notified solid waste management (SWM) rules in 2016, the municipal authorities were given one to five years’ time to execute specific measures.
Advisory to this effect likely to be issued to state governments by Environment Ministry.
The government had in March fixed the deadline at April 1, 2019 for general exploration of these 288 mining leases.
The ministry said, the expert group aims at better air quality management in next three months before the onset of winters.
A committee of the Ministry of Environment and Forests has given a go-ahead for limestone mining by a private company near Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, the only abode of the Asiatic Lion in the world.
The ministry accorded environmental clearance to the neutrino project at Pottipuram village in Uthamapalayam taluk in Theni district promoted by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
The statement said two e-mails, providing the co-ordinates of the forest fires, were sent to the nodal officer of Tamil Nadu Forest Department at 2.29 pm and 3.37 pm on March 11.
Ramesh accused the Narendra Modi government of weakening and tweaking environment laws to favour industries.
The Minister said that a team consisting 70 officials from Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry and the Delhi government will initiate the joint campaign from February 10 onwards.
Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said all government agencies had to maintain the highest level of alertness and continue their efforts to check pollution.
The Environment Ministry today decided that every state government would set up one or more monitoring groups, which will continuously look into compliance of the short-term measures.
PETA India said that two giant inflatable bulls will run beside PETA supporters in a "bloodless Jallikattu" to protest the government's reported intention to lift the ban on bullfights