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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 notifies draft rules of Compensatory Afforestation Act

February 18, 2018 7:36 am

The remaining 20 per cent of NPV will be utilised for strengthening the forest and wildlife-related infrastructure, capacity building of personnel of state forest departments and other associated agencies and organisations, according to draft rules. 

Cattle slaughter ban, GM mustard & pollution issues kept environment ministry busy in 2017

January 03, 2018 11:38 am

Air pollution also played its bit in keeping the environment ministry busy this year. Delhi was faced with a complex set of meteorological factors in early November, when pollution levels peaked, according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).


Environment Ministry's new green building inaugurated

February 25, 2014 5:30 pm

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