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National Clean Air Programme to combat pollution launched, to be rolled out in 102 cities

The National Clean Air Programme aims to reduce the concentration of PM2.5 and PM10 by 20-30 per cent over the 2017 annual average levels by 2014.

Letter to Vardhan seeking stricter environmental clearances for Inland waterways

The letter comes ahead of the January 31, 2019 deadline set by the National Green Tribunal for MoEF to submit its opinion on whether environmental clearance (EC) with respect to Inland Waterways is required or not. The letter spells out specific reasons as to why such an EC is essential.

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Caste and clan

Politics for some, like a Wodehousean comedy, is meant to “ignore real life altogether”. The question is, who is the joke on.

Green crackers unlikely this Diwali: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan

The Supreme Court last week restricted the bursting of firecrackers to two hours and allowed the use of less polluting “green” fireworks.

How India plans to address cooling needs

With many high-temperature cities in India set to only get hotter, the requirement for cooling is being recognised as key to health and well-being.

Kerala to get cyclone warning centre

The announcement was made by Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, who stated that the specilised centre, equipped with all required weather forecasting tools, would come up at the Meteorological Centre in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Delhi Environment Minister writes letter to Harsh Vardhan over violations in cutting trees in South Delhi

In the letter, Hussain stated that the project proponent or user agency failed to comply with an order of National Green Tribunal (NGT) in September 2017.

Hold big corporations accountable for plastic waste they produce: Greenpeace to government

"The Indian government has pledged to eradicate single- use plastic by 2022. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, we need to wait and how well the government is implementing it," Greenpeace India said.

Sushil Modi demands inclusion of Bihar cities in 'non attainment cities' list

 In February, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan had said that his ministry hopes to bring down air pollution in around 100 non-attainment cities by 50 per cent in the next five years under the NCAP.

Anti-Sterlite stir: Minister passes buck to UPA, says ‘Just back, read something on it’

On Friday, head of UN Environment Erik Solhein tweeted: “Very saddened and deeply concerned by loss of life in Tamil Nadu. Anti pollution protestors must not pay with their lives. Violence and pollution must stop.”

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Satish Upadhyay is the new Delhi BJP chief

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan formally handed over charge of the Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to Satish Upadhyay.

Today in pics: Narendra Modi's first speech in Lok Sabha

In his first speech in the Lok Sabha, PM Narendra Modi talked about his “dreams” of ensuring the country's progress

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Harsh Vardhan commemorates World No Tobacco Day

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan commemorated World No Tobacco Day.

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