Bhupender Yadav claimed that the developed nations were not fulfilling their promises of climate finance and technology transfer.
India underlined the need for developed countries to enhance commitments ahead of COP27 including on climate finance and technology support, adaptation finance provisions, etc.
Political pundits feel the BJP is planning an early election in the state to deny the opposition any time to prepare.
India generates 3.5 million tonnes plastic waste annually: Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav
India is generating 3.5 million tonnes of plastic waste annually, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said.
Citing a report by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), he said 31 per cent of the air pollution in Delhi comes from local sources and the rest is from outside.
Opposition did not even let ex-PM Deve Gowda speak in Rajya Sabha, shows its insensitivity: Bhupender Yadav
Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day amid protests by Opposition parties seeking a discussion on issues related to fuel price hike.
Union Minister Bhupender Yadav was responding to a question by BJP MP from Delhi Parvesh Sahib Singh, who slammed AAP government for its alleged lackadaisical attitude towards the issue.
The EPF Organisation had decided to slash the rate from 8.5% to 8.1% for the 2021-22 fiscal.
India is now behind all south Asian nations except Pakistan, which stands at 129 and the south Asian countries ahead of India are Bhutan ranked 75, Sri Lanka 87, Nepal 96 and Bangladesh 109.
Multi-layered plastic packaging will come under category three and plastic sheet or like used for packaging as well as carry bags made of compostable plastics fall under category four.
As per government estimates, there are around 38 crore informal sector workers in the country. The government now has national data base of two third of the informal sector workers in the country.
Indian Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav argued against a provision on phasing out coal, saying that developing countries were “entitled to the responsible use of fossil fuels.”
Currently, rich nations provide an estimated $80 billion annually, which poorer nations say isn't enough to develop clean energy systems and to adapt to worsening climate shocks.
Efforts to drive low carbon development pathways in industry sector are critical for achieving Paris Agreement goals: India
Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said it is necessary that more companies from the heavy industries should join the global initiative.
Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav made the remarks after meeting Scotland's Finance Minister Kate Forbes on the sidelines of the crucial international climate conference COP26.