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Modify circular that violates FRA, Tribal Affairs tells Environment Ministry

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

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

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Recycle and build

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

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

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

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.

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Environment Ministry notifies draft rules of Compensatory Afforestation Act

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

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).

Birth control for problem animals: Which drug, how to administer it

Rs 10 crore have been allocated to develop what will essentially be birth control for India’s “problem” wild animals.

India committed to 175 GW renewable energy target, says environment ministry official

India is committed to its renewable energy target of having 175 GW capacity by 2022 to provide equitable sustainable development, an environment ministry official has said.

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Environment Ministry's new green building inaugurated

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

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Javadekar’s Reply To Maneka: Government Culls Animals For A Reason

Minister of State for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar on Thursday countered his Cabinet colleague Maneka Gandhi’s charges that the Environment Ministry thrived in the killing of innocent animals and asserted that such decisions were taken keeping scientific facts in mind to help those affected by such animals. “I will not react on who said […]

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