Ministry of Environment

Delhi High Court seeks Centre, govt stand on tree plantation plea

Appearing for the petitioner, Akash Vashishtha, the advocate argued that none of the agencies carrying out plantations are maintaining proper records.

published on : 28th September 2022

No abode for Asiatic lion outside Gujarat?

The Gir forest is the only abode of Asiatic lions in the world. According to the 2020 Census, the lion population there had registered an increase of 25% in the last five years and now stood at 674.

published on : 27th July 2022

Eco-sensitive zone: Villagers near Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve invited for public hearing

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has planned to establish a 1.5-km ESZ around the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve.

published on : 23rd July 2022

Western Ghats as buffer zone: ‘Secret’ draft underway despite discontent

Conservationists said it will not go down well with the Karnataka government, as some of the Supreme Court directions are quite stern and their practical implementation could be a challenge.

published on : 21st July 2022

Despite ban, plastic bags still in use in Hyderabad

According to vendors, the major reason for the prevalence of single-use plastic is affordability, lack of cheaper alternatives and lack of awareness of the ban.

published on : 17th July 2022

NGT team inspects Mahanadi riverbed near Cuttack

The team inspected nearly three-kilometre stretch of the river upstream of Jobra Barrage which has been reclaimed by sand filling.

published on : 14th July 2022

Karnataka: Forest Development Corporation wants to grow eucalyptus trees; conservationists say 'no'

Even before the proposal is submitted it has been strongly criticised by conservationists, experts and even some serving forest department officials.

published on : 22nd June 2022

Identify encroached forest lands: Forest Minister Peddireddy

He wanted the officials to identify them through the ongoing comprehensive land survey going on in the State.

published on : 11th June 2022

Butterfly diversity in Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University chronicles hued flights

While over the years, the Delhi Biodiversity Parks have examined these green zones, there are areas that remain in the shadows.

published on : 5th May 2022

NGT panel to examine complaint of pollution

The NGT’s decision was based on a complaint filed by one G Dilip Kumar, a resident of Tiryani mandal in Asifabad district. 

published on : 2nd April 2022

Protection of wildlife: Cover up all open wells near forests, Centre tells states, UTs

The ministry was responding to the concerns raised by Chhattisgarh-based wildlife enthusiast Nitin Singhvi, highlighting the threat posed by open wells to the safety of wild animals.

published on : 19th March 2022

Centre to States/UTs: Cover open wells around forest to safeguard wild animals

The officials of the Chhattisgarh Forest Department appreciated that the remedial measure to cover the open wells will equally be supportive in saving and restoring the biodiversity of the region.

published on : 4th March 2022

Government panel wants green rules for infra projects diluted

Environment Ministry officials said the attempt was to simplify and bring transparency in the whole process while cutting down unnecessary delays for appraising projects.

published on : 30th September 2018