Environment ministry

Amid massive power crisis, coal mining allowed without green nod 

To raise production in view of higher demand, Environment Ministry exempts mines from EIA study,  public hearing

published on : 11th May 2022

Kavita Prakash leads nature walk for Delhi's nature enthusiasts

Unfortunately, citizens barely get a chance to be in the lap of nature or educate themselves about these species.

published on : 15th March 2022

Environment ministry comes with draft rules for construction sector citing ease of business

The ministry had constituted an Expert Committee in January 2021 to examine and recommend regulations for building construction and township projects

published on : 3rd March 2022

Greens worry over draft building rules

The present standard approval procedure for the building construction sector is in continuity to similar procedures already in place for some other sectors to ensure ease of doing business.

published on : 3rd March 2022

Centre bans new industries in river floodplains

Projects in the Ganga river plains will however be exempted from the ban under the new guidelines.

published on : 19th February 2022

Environment Ministry notifies guidelines on Extended Producer Responsibility for plastic packaging

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.

published on : 18th February 2022

Union Budget 2022-23: Rs 3,030 crore allocated to Environment Ministry

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in her budget speech, underlined India's commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, saying the Budget proposes several near-term and long-term actions accordingly.

published on : 1st February 2022

Offshore 128 ton-crude oil spill threatens beaches in eastern Thailand

The Star Petroleum Refining Public Company said that the leak occurred at about 9 pm local time  onTuesday at a mooring station about 20 kilometers from Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate.

published on : 26th January 2022

Fishermen oppose amendments to Coastal Regulation Zone notification, cite damage to ecosystem, community displacement

The fishermen had demanded immediate withdrawal of the draft amendments made to the CRZ Notification 2019, to prevent further damage to the ecosystem and displacement of coastal communities.

published on : 6th January 2022

Stop all works at Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Scheme till environmental clearance: NGT

Further, the committee will look into the unnecessary excess work done amounts to part of the project.

published on : 18th December 2021

Brazil's Amazon deforestation surges to worst in 15 years

The 15-year high flies in the face of the Bolsonaro government’s recent attempts to shore up its environmental credibility.

published on : 19th November 2021

Environment Ministry mulls corporate funding to protect wildlife

The ministry is considering a proposal to establish a National Foundation for Resource Mobilization for Wildlife Conservation (NFRMWC) to raise funds.

published on : 14th October 2021

Union minister lauds Arunachal govt's wildlife conservation effort to prevent poaching 

'Airgun Surrender' campaign aims at motivating the hunters to surrender their airguns before the authorities concerned. 

published on : 24th September 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