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Environment Ministry releases detailed reports for rejuvenation of 13 rivers

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.

Environmentalist requests authorities to plant over 24,000 trees to replace those axed for highway widening

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.

Candy sticks to earbuds: Govt bans single-use plastic from 2022

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.

Budget estimates for Environment ministry lowest in 3 yrs, Rs 900 cr additional funds needed: House panel

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.

Centre grants clearances to 140 hectares of forest land for Goa projects

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.

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.


Environment Ministry's new green building inaugurated

February 25, 2014 5:30 pm

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