Environment minister

Govt introduces Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha

According to the government, the bill seeks to clarify the scope of applicability of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, on various lands.

published on : 29th March 2023

Delhi pollution: Primary schools resume function, but record low attendance

A parent named Madan Lal said he is confused between worrying about his child’s education and its health as he arrived at the government school in Sarita Vihar, Delhi, to drop off his son.

published on : 10th November 2022

Construction ban: Larsen and Toubro fined Rs 5 lakh for BJP HQ renovation

Rai said the fine was imposed since a ban on construction activities is in effect across Delhi-NCR, except for those activities related to national significance.

published on : 2nd November 2022

Rai lying on ‘Red Light’ scheme: L-G

Saxena says minister misleading public about launch of ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ drive

published on : 29th October 2022

Real-time monitoring of sound, air pollution on Diwali underway in Bengal: Minister

"If there is any data about violation of sound limits, we will mark the hotspots and officers of the respective police stations will be alerted, and the offenders will be tracked," the minister said. 

published on : 24th October 2022

Smog towers are a success, says Rai

City got two air purifying machines last year, helping in reducing pollutants up to 70-80%

published on : 15th October 2022

Rai launches Green War Room to monitor, combat air pollution 24X7

Rai said the war room will also be linked with Green Delhi App through which residents can send their complaints regarding pollution, such as garbage burning, to the war room.

published on : 3rd October 2022

No petrol, diesel in Delhi without pollution control certificate from Oct 25

Come October 25, vehicles without valid Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate will not be allowed to refuel at petrol pumps in the city, the Delhi government said on Saturday.

published on : 1st October 2022

Solve podu land issue quickly, Forest and Environment Minister Indrakaran tells Telangana officials

The Minister directed officers to take quick action in this regard, in coordination with departments concerned, as per government guidelines.

published on : 23rd September 2022

Government to plant 35 lakh saplings this year, says Rai

The government is aiming to plant 35 lakh saplings in the city in 2022 to fight pollution more effectively, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Saturday.

published on : 3rd July 2022

Dedicated facility for sparrows in Delhi's Garhi Mandu forest

While March 20 is observed as World Sparrow Day since 2010, the humble bird was adopted as the Delhi’s state bird in 2012.

published on : 21st May 2022

Delhi Secretariat to ban single-use plastic items from June 1 

All manufacturers, retailers, general public, and shopkeepers in Delhi have already been asked not to keep any stock of single-use plastics by June 30, 2022.

published on : 14th May 2022

New panel to suggest ways for tree plantations in Delhi: Gopal Rai

It also asked the government to bring down the number of saplings to be planted for every tree felled from 10 to 2.

published on : 14th May 2022

Delhi to replicate Mumbai’s system to capture methane at landfills: Environment Minister

Officials have been asked to implement it in Delhi soon to prevent incidents of fire,” Rai said.

published on : 22nd April 2022

Delhi's summer action plan ready, drive against open burning from today

The Delhi government will launch a month-long anti-open burning campaign from Tuesday and a drive to curb road dust pollution from April 15,

published on : 12th April 2022

Don't auction Marki-Mangli-II coal block: Maharashtra govt to Centre

In his letter to the Union coal and mines minister, Thackeray highlighted the environmental damage that will be caused if coal extraction is allowed at the site.

published on : 11th August 2020

Environment minister warns action against manufacturers as Maharashtra braces for plastic ban

Kadam also reviewed the state's preparedness to strictly enforce the ban at a high-level meeting of officials from the state pollution board.

published on : 23rd June 2018

Cyclone Ockhi moves away from Lakshadweep: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan

Now about 1,000 km southwest of Gujarat's Surat, Cyclone Ockhi is likely to move in northeasterly direction and gradually weaken, according to Union Environment Ministry.

published on : 3rd December 2017

AIADMK MPs meet Environment Minister over Jallikattu 

Anil Dave reiterated Centre's stand that decision on Jallikattu is pending with the Supreme Court but assured AIADMK MPs that he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issue. 

published on : 11th January 2017