1.86 lakh cr revenue generated from auction of 31 coal blocks: Piyush Goyal

Union Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal has informed that the auction of 31 coal blocks has generated over 1.86 lakh crores so far.

Govt refutes claims of Oxford-led study, says tiger census correct
Govt refutes claims of Oxford-led study, says tiger census correct

The Indian government has rejected claims made by the Oxford University's wildlife experts that the increased tiger count was a result of flawed methodology for the census conducted in January this year.

Twenty-seven railway, dam projects awaiting forest clearance in last 3 years: Govt

The government on Thursday said only 29 proposals seeking forest clearances for expansion of railways and construction of dams are pending out of total 137 project proposals received in the last three years.

Corporate espionage case: Two accused sent to 5-day police custody

A Delhi court on Thursday allowed the Delhi Police five days custodial interrogation of two persons, arrested for allegedly procuring sensitive documents of ministries of Coal, Environment and Transport and others, in the corporate espionage case.

Govt to take call on green nod to hydro-power projects this week

The Environment Ministry is likely to take a call this week on giving a green clearance to Jindal Power Ltd for setting up 3,097 mega watt hydro electric project in Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh.

'Environment Ministry will work as facilitator of sustainable development'

The Environment Ministry will work as a facilitator of sustainable development by bringing transparency, removing bottlenecks and encouraging people's participation, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Monday.

Govt eases green norms for linear projects in border states

To expedite construction of linear projects like highways in border states, the Environment Ministry has dropped the provision of "public hearing" before considering green clearances to such works.

Kanhar dam: Green panel pulls up Environment Ministry

The National Green Tribunal has sought a report from the union environment ministry in the case of the controversial Kanhar dam in Uttar Pradesh within one week, failing which a Rs.25,000 fine would be slapped as it listed the final hearing for March 4.

Implement green laws to protect environment: Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday asked his Ministry officials to "impose" the green laws to protect country's air, water and forest resources.

Govt begins steps to implement environment panel recommendations

Environment Ministry has initiated steps to implement some of the key recommendations made by a high-level committee constituted by it to review laws related to forests, wildlife, water and air.

Govt invites agencies to implement climate projects under GCF

 The Environment Ministry has invited applications from agencies for implementing climate change mitigation and adaptation projects in the country utilising Green Climate Fund.

I asked Jayanthi Natarajan to save environment, adivasis: Rahul Gandhi
I asked Jayanthi Natarajan to save environment, adivasis: Rahul Gandhi

Breaking his silence on former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan's allegations, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that he had asked her ex-colleague to save the environment and adivasis.

CBI registers 3 PEs to probe green clearances, may call Jayanthi Natarajan
CBI registers 3 PEs to probe green clearances, may call Jayanthi Natarajan

Hours after Jayanthi Natarajan said she was ready to face a probe over green clearances granted by her, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday registered fresh three Preliminary Enquiries (PEs) in this regard.

Govt plans more tiger habitats as population rises
Govt plans more tiger habitats as population rises

 Buoyed by the rising number of tigers in the wild, the government has decided to create more habitats for them to ensure their long-term conservation.

Govt to launch campaign against plastic waste soon

Describing the increasing amount of plastic waste in the country as a 'serious issue', Union minister for environment and forests Prakash Javadekar Saturday said the government would soon start a special campaign to make people aware about its hazards.

Latest tiger census 'positive': Official
Latest tiger census 'positive': Official

The government is all set to release the latest tiger population report which is "positive" showing an improvement over the earlier census.

Environment ministry no more a roadblock: Javadekar

Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar said Saturday that the government is committed to turn around the ministry's image as a "roadblock" ministry and ensure development without destruction.

Nothing to fear on forest rights issue: Prakash Javadekar

 Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said there should not be any fear among tribals of losing their forest rights and indicated that there might not be any dilution of the Forest Rights Act.

Environ Ministry gives nod for Shivaji statue in Arabian Sea

New Delhi: The Environment Ministry Thursday gave its nod to a plan for constructing a grand statue for Maratha warrior king Shivaji in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Mumbai.

Asbestos mining: NGT raps MoEF for vague response

Perturbed by illegal and unscientific asbestos mining across the country, the National Green Tribunal Friday pulled up the Environment Ministry (MoEF) for providing a "vague and uncertain" response.