Environment Ministry

India records highest number of forest-fire alerts in three years: Government in Parliament

MoS Environment Ashwini Choubey said 3,45,989 forest-fire alerts were sent by the Forest Survey of India using SNPP-VIIRS sensors.

published on : 30th July 2021

Pay fine for violating environmental laws and get green nod despite violations

Environmentalists reckoned that with these directions, the ministry has normalised environmental violations and institutionalised the regularisation of violations.

published on : 10th July 2021

Environment Ministry directs Expert Appraisal Committees not to seek 'unnecessary' details

It further said that this has been viewed very seriously and all member secretaries are hereby directed to maintain consistency in examination of the proposal and raising EDS.

published on : 10th July 2021

Four Protected Areas of Odisha in Union government's list of eco-tourism sites

The State government is now required to formulate an effective communication plan with the help of expert organisations for effective use of eco-tourism potential of areas identified.

published on : 8th July 2021

NGT asks Environment Ministry to provide SOPs to Maharashtra for providing environmental clearance

It said a proper SOP should be laid down for grant of EC in such cases so as to address the gaps in binding law and practice that is being currently followed.

published on : 26th May 2021

NGT directs Environment Ministry to revisit clearance for development of poultry market adjacent to Ghazipur mandi

Senior Advocate Raj Panjwani with lawyer Priyanka Bangari submitted that there is no environmental impact assessment of the slaughtering activity, as the evaluation is only of construction activity.

published on : 21st May 2021

NGT dismisses plea challenging TN govt's Mettur-Sarabanga lift irrigation project 

An injunction was sought against the project by a former Member of Parliament from DMK AKS Vijayan alleging irregularity in the construction.

published on : 14th April 2021

Farmer bodies urge Centre to curb genetically modified crop cultivation

The coalition for a GM-free India said that illegal planting of crops like GM brinjal is being undertaken, in a brazenly challenging manner at that, in Maharashtra.

published on : 3rd April 2021

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