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Environment Ministry to Delhi HC: Not legally required to translate EIA draft

September 07, 2020 2:14 am

The last date for filing objections and suggestions to the draft was August 11, by which time the ministry received 19.8 lakh responses.

Centre moves HC for review of its direction to publish draft EIA in 22 languages

September 04, 2020 6:13 pm

The Environment ministry has contended that notifications or draft notifications and other official documents are required to be issued only in Hindi and English and there is no mandate in law to issue them in any other vernacular or local languages.

Green impact assessment not needed for bulk drug makers: Environment Ministry

April 04, 2020 2:02 am

Projects under Category A are appraised by the Ministry, and those under category B by states. Projects exempted from EIA and public hearings are classified under Category B2.

India completes phase-out of ozone depleting chemical HCFC-141b: Environment Ministry

January 22, 2020 10:30 pm

Ozone occurs naturally in small amounts in the upper atmosphere of the earth. It protects life on earth from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Modify circular that violates FRA, Tribal Affairs tells Environment Ministry

April 12, 2019 1:55 am

The Environment Ministry issued a circular on February 26, stating that compliance with FRA and obtaining consent of the gram sabha under the Act was no longer necessary to consider projects on forest land.

MoEF study to evaluate health effects of environment exposure in 20 cities

November 01, 2018 4:08 am

The three-year analysis will look at patients admitted for acute diseases at the selected hospitals.

Recycle and build

October 24, 2018 12:14 am

A proactive effort from municipalities and citizens towards recycling of construction and demolition waste will go a long way in curbing pollution.

Accused of sexual harassment, JNU professor removed from EPCA

July 15, 2018 7:16 pm

Johri, who was arrested in March is currently out on bail.  The Environment Ministry in its notification also said that it had removed another member, professor Mukesh Khare of the department of civil engineering, IIT-Delhi, from the EPCA.

Environment Ministry to launch three pilot projects to tackle air pollution

July 12, 2018 10:19 pm

An environment ministry official said that Delhi witnessed 56 good air days in January-June period in 2017, while this year the national capital had 65 such days.

Punjab Environment Minister OP Soni sets two-month deadline for dyeing industry to follow rules

June 13, 2018 2:02 am

Officials from the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) who were also present in the meeting were told to ensure all dyeing units follow mandatory norms within these two months, failing which action will be taken against the erring ones.


Environment Ministry's new green building inaugurated

February 25, 2014 5:30 pm

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today inaugurated Environment Ministry's new office.