March 15, 2022 6:30 am
Site specific treatments in terms of soil and moisture conservation and plantations of grasses, herbs, forestry and horticultural trees have been proposed for treatment of prioritized sites in the riverscape supported by GIS techniques.
March 03, 2022 7:32 am
The Sagar division of the state Forest department has given a clearance to cut 488 trees for the highway, approval for which had come in 2019.
August 14, 2021 7:47 am
Polythene bags with thickness less than 50 microns are already banned in the country. Now, the Ministry has chalked out a phased manner of banning-single use carry bags as well as other commodities.
March 09, 2021 7:50 am
In the report, the committee said that the government reduced its 2020-21 budgetary allocation for the ministry by 35 per cent in its revised estimates due to “adverse effects’’ of the Covid 19 pandemic, which resulted in non-release of funds in “all proposed activities.
March 01, 2021 3:21 am
Environmentalists have been opposing three linear projects -- the double-tracking project, the four-laning of a national highway and the Goa-Yanmar transmission power project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 25, 2014 5:30 pm
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today inaugurated Environment Ministry's new office.
June 09, 2016 9:51 pm
June 24, 2014 11:09 am