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Centre clears six projects for Maharashtra

The minister said that the environment ministry made sure that “proper mitigation measures have been taken” to protect the environment, forests and wildlife while clearing the projects. “The six projects will benefit tribals, forest dwellers and the general public,” Javadekar said.

More effective steps needed to deal with obscene ads in media, says Prakash Javadekar 

Replying to a question raised by senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav in Rajya Sabha, Javadekar said that though the government has dealt with over 6,700 complaints so far, he still believed more steps could be taken in this regard.


At Jaykar Bungalow: Reel by reel, a journey into the history of Indian cinema

Jaykar Bungalow was once home to Mukundrao Ramrao Jaykar, a barrister who was also the first vice-chancellor of the Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Centre extends construction permit for Polavaram project by 2 years

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar made the announcement at Parliament complex on Wednesday.

DD India goes global, to be telecast in Bangladesh and South Korea: Prakash Javadekar

The Union Minister further said that KBS World, a 24x7 English channel of the South Korean government, would also be available on DD Free Dish.

I&B Ministry to TV channels: Don’t air shows portraying kids in vulgar manner

In a notification issued on Tuesday, the I&B Ministry has asked all private channels to not show any programme that shows children, especially 10 years old or younger, in indecent, suggestive or inappropriate manner in dance or other reality TV shows.


Ministry focus on combating land desertification, says Prakash Javadekar

Javadekar said his ministry will concentrate on reclaiming and rejuvenating infertile land as a major component in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to double farmer income in the country.

Display credits of serials in Hindi, regional languages too, I&B ministry tells TV channels

The ministry said the move is aimed at enhancing the outreach and benefit TV viewers of the country.

New legislation on triple talaq among 10 Bills to get Cabinet nod

One of the most prominent and controversial bills that got the Cabinet’s approval was the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 to criminalise the practice of Triple Talaq or Talaq-e-biddat.

Will seek report on journalist attack in Shamli: Prakash Javadekar

The incident occurred after an argument took place between policemen and Amit Kumar near the police station when he had gone to report on the derailment of a goods train.

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Preparations across country for 70th Independence Day celebrations

Independence Day will be celebrated across the country on August 15. India achieved Independence from colonial rule in 1947. At the stroke of the midnight, Jawaharlal Nehru, who went on to become the first PM of India, raised the tricolour above Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. From that day, the tradition was repeated each year.

World Environment Day: Modi, Kohli, Kejriwal plant saplings

Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, Virat Kohli creating awareness on environment on the occasion of World Environment Day.


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Four years of the Modi government: In education, what the HRD ministry did, is doing and failed to do

Here’s what the many ministry of the HRD ministry did with education, in our series The Last Lap. 

Tamil Nadu deserves better, says Javadekar

Chennai, Feb 28 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said Tamil Nadu deserves a better administration, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is helping the state in every way. He said Tamil Nadu deserves better than what it has got in the last 50 years. The BJP leader said he had fruitful discussions with DMDK chief Vijayakanth. He also said he also met leaders from parties like IJK, IPP, NJP, AIMMK and others.


Two zeroes don't add up to hero: BJP on Cong-DMK alliance

Chennai, Feb 14 (ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Sunday reacted over Congress and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) alliance for the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, and said that two zeroes don't add up to hero and so it won’t make any difference. He also said that they will come out with the alliance within one week. He further added that the people of Tamil Nadu are frustrated with the politics they have witnessed over half a century and they want change and fresh start.

Hollande pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): The visiting French President, Francois Hollande, paid tribute to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat on Monday. He was accompanied by Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar. Later, Hollande also planted a sapling in the Rajghat premises. The French President was earlier accorded a ceremonial reception at the forecourts of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Jallikattu allowed with proper safeguards: Javadekar

Imphal, Jan 08 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that Tamil Nadu has been allowed to carry out their traditional bull taming sport ‘Jallikattu'. He added that the sport was approved after taking care of all the safeguards and without practicing cruelty against the animals.

Jallikattu order: Pon Radhakrishnan thanks PM Modi

Chennai, Jan 08 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan on Friday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the Tamil Nadu Government to carry out their traditional bull taming sport ‘Jallikattu’. He also expressed gratitude to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party chief Amit Shah and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar for acquiescing with the Tamil community. The controversial bull-taming sport is celebrated every year during Pongal.


Prakash Javadekar on how the RSS works

In this Idea Exchange, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar sees an ‘agenda’ in calling Indian cities among worst polluted, defends Modi government’s stand on NGOs, questions Rahul Gandhi’s aggression, and asserts RSS does not interfere in government.

Prakash Javadekar says Modi has already delivered on promises

In this Idea Exchange, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar sees an ‘agenda’ in calling Indian cities among worst polluted, defends Modi government’s stand on NGOs, questions Rahul Gandhi’s aggression, and asserts RSS does not interfere in government.