Environment ministry

Environment Ministry slams Uttarakhand for violating Supreme Court order

Last month, the Uttarakhand government had framed a new definition of ‘deemed forests’ as a land patch of 10 hectare or above with 60 per cent  canopy density and 75 per cent native plant species.

published on : 7th December 2019

Good Air Summit: 1.5 thousand students pledge to save environment

CPCB Member Secretary Prashant Gargava said stubble burning accounted for 44-45 per cent of air pollution in Delhi

published on : 14th November 2019

Prakash Javadekar reviews steps taken by Delhi, neighbouring states to tackle air pollution

The Union Environment Minister said that contribution of stubble burning in pollution has reduced.

published on : 9th November 2019

Environment Ministry should not have circulated Zero draft: NCST

One of the proposed amendments gave forest officials the power to use firearms to prevent ‘forest offence’.

published on : 21st October 2019

Centre says forest land can be used 'temporarily' by anyone, activists fume

The letter further adds that permission for any such activity cannot be granted by any officer of state forest departments under the rank of divisional forest officer.

published on : 15th October 2019

Delhi pollution: Much needs to be done to deal with stubble burning, says Javadekar

Addressing a press conference here, the minister said the problem of stubble burning was old and steps have been taken to tackle it by the Modi government.

published on : 7th October 2019

Karnataka refuses to hold talks with Tamil Nadu on Mekedatu dam project

Tamil Nadu has wasted 177 TMC of Cauvery water in 30 years, says Karnataka justifying its project to build one more dam on Cauvery.

published on : 7th October 2019

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