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Harsh Vardhan takes charge as new Environment Minister

Vardhan is the third Environment Minister in the BJP-led NDA government after Prakash Javadekar and Dave.

Anil Madhav Dave was an exceptional personality, his last wish says it all

Anil Madhav Dave was an exceptional personality, his last wish says it all

Anil Madhav Dave, an expert in river conservation and a member of the parliamentary forum on global warming, was appointed environment minister only last year.

After Anil Dave's death, Dr Harsh Vardhan gets additional charge of Environment Ministry

After Anil Dave's death, Dr Harsh Vardhan gets additional charge of Environment Ministry

The news of Anil Dave's demise was broken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet.

Chennai oil spill: Environment Ministry to issue show cause notice to Kamarajar port

Chennai oil spill: Environment Ministry to issue show cause notice to Kamarajar port

Ministry sources said that the clearing of the oil is at an "advance" stage and a team of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) also visited the port for monitoring the situation.

No death of birds in Gwalior and Delhi Zoo: Committee

The three member committee said that various samples were taken from birds like duck, pelican, crow and munia bird earlier this month from National Zoological Park and sent to ICAR National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases.

Javadekar gets a promotion after eventful two years in MoEF

Javadekar gets a promotion after eventful two years in MoEF

It has been a turnaround for Javadekar, who was earlier stripped of the charge of two key departments of Information and Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs as a Minister of State.

No stay on killing of Nilgai for now, next hearing in SC on July 15

No stay on killing of Nilgai for now, next hearing in SC on July 15

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to put a stay on the killing of Nilgai, wild boar and monkey in the states of Bihar, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh as of now.

Maneka Gandhi slams Environment Ministry for allowing killing of animals - Watch video

Maneka Gandhi slams Environment Ministry for allowing killing of animals - Watch video

Earlier, Maneka Gandhi had said that "concept of marital rape cannot be applied in the Indian context".

Pollution: Parliamentary panel pulls up Environ Ministry for poor performance

Pollution: Parliamentary panel pulls up Environ Ministry for poor performance

The committee chaired by Ashwani Kumar said that whether it was air, water or noise pollution, it has gone beyond permissible limits during the last few years and has serious consequences for health and well-being of the citizens.

Centre notifies new rules for management of bio-medical waste

Centre notifies new rules for management of bio-medical waste

Under the new rules, bio-medical waste has been classified into four categories instead of the earlier 10 to improve the segregation of waste at source.

Govt to allow accredited consultants to prepare EIA/EMP report

The directive has come after the Environment Ministry barred UP-based Mantec Consultants for one year for preparing impact assessment and management plan reports for 10 projects of state-owned Kandla Port Trust without any permission.

Climate change fund: NSCCC approves 4 projects

The National Steering Committee on Climate Change (NSCCC) under the Environment Ministry today approved four projects including management and rehabilitation of coastal habitats for climate change adaptation in the Gulf of Mannar in Tamil Nadu. The NSCCC approved four projects from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Punjab and considered one project submitted by Madhya Pradesh at its eighth meeting held here, an official statement said.

Delhi Haze: Centre asks states to curb crop-burning

Taking note of non-implementation of two advisories issued to curb burning of crop residues which was leading to smog in NCR region including Delhi, the Centre today asked four states to take stringent measures to prevent such practices.

Senior officers to watch high pollution areas as govt says thrust on compliance

The officers have been directed to undertake field visits and review the progress at least once every quarter in these CPAs in coordination with Central Pollution Control Board.

Panel defers green nod to Essar firm's expansion project

Environment Ministry's panel EAC has deferred the decision to grant environment clearance (EC) to Essar group firm Vadinar Oil Terminal Ltd for expansion of a marine terminal in Gujarat and has sought more information from the company.

Restrict Diclofenac package to save vultures: Ministry

Restrict Diclofenac package to save vultures: Ministry

The environment ministry has called for restricting the use of painkiller drug Diclofenac to a "single dose" package for humans to avoid its misuse for veterinary purposes and thereby cause a steep decline in the vulture population, an official statement said on Friday.

For taking toll on vulture numbers, govt bans cattle drug vial

Alarmed by the "steep" decline in the vulture population in India and to protect the bird from "extinction", the government has banned the multidose vial of anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac, which is used for cattle.

Vedanta to restart iron ore mining operations in Goa

Anil Agarwal-led mining firm Vedanta on Monday said it has received necessary government approvals and will resume operations from today at its biggest iron ore mine at Codli in Sanguem taluka in Goa.

Govt transfers forest clearance from earlier allotee to Essar

Essar Power need not apply for fresh forest clearances for captive coal mines in Jharkhand as the government has transferred to it the approvals granted to the earlier allotee.

Govt transfers green nod of earlier blocks to Hindalco, GMR

In a bid to expedite operations from the recently allocated coal mines, the Environment Ministry had amended EC norms after a request made by the Coal Ministry to facilitate transfer of ECs to successful coal bidders.