Environment Ministry

Sea level projected to rise by 3.5 to 34.6 inches between 1990 and 2100: MoS Mahesh Sharma

The Minister was asked whether rise in sea level owing to global warming was posing a threat to the coastal villages of the country.

published on : 22nd December 2018

Union environment ministry makes health assessments mandatory for new thermal power plants

The ministry for the first time made it mandatory for all new thermal power plants in the country to comply with 'Human Health and Environment' criteria as part of the mandatory clearance procedures.

published on : 21st November 2018

DRDO gets nod for strategic surveillance system at vantage Rustland Island

Defence officials say the project is crucial as Rustland Island is located at a vintage location of about 200 km from the Strait of Malacca that connects Indian Ocean with South China Sea.

published on : 27th October 2018

Haryana asked to clear objectives for nod to Sarasvati river project

Excavation work was done in Sirsa and Fatehabad of Haryana and parts of Rajasthan.

published on : 7th October 2018

Green norms eased, experts see red

The expert panel’s recommendation for infrastructure projects comes within 100 days of the Environment Ministry releasing similar standard conditions for clearance in 25 industrial sectors.

published on : 30th September 2018

Tamil Nadu action plan to implement solid waste management rules in six months

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.

published on : 8th September 2018

India-based Neutrino Observatory receives nod from environmental ministry

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.

published on : 27th March 2018

PETA asks Centre not to lift ban on Jallikattu  

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

published on : 25th October 2016