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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.

Govt suggests norms for units dealing with hazardous chemicals

Industrial units dealing with hazardous chemicals should subscribe to a special insurance policy to cover liabilities likely to arise on account of any disaster or accident, failing which they will not be allowed to continue operations, the government today said.

Bring rules to check pet-care market where cruelty is norm: Law Commission

Despite violation of animal rights, the Environment Ministry has failed to notify rules for the past five years to regulate the pet care market in India estimated at Rs 800 crore citing lack of enabling provisions in the law, the Law Commission said today.

Centre gives green nod to rebuild MP flats in Lutyens zone

The Centre has given environment clearance for redevelopment of flats for Members of Parliament (MP) at North and South Avenue in the national capital, which would entail an investment of about Rs 600 crore.

Chopper services in Kedarnath: NGT notice to Centre, Uttarakhand

Concern over the "looming threat" to flora and fauna in the eco-sensitive Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary from helicopter operations to fly pilgrims to the religious shrine there was expressed by an environmental group today, leading the green tribunal to seek responses from the Environment Ministry and Uttarakhand government.

Over 50 predominantly polluting units identified in Ghaziabad: Environment Ministry

More than 50 predominantly polluting units have been identified in Ghaziabad against which "priority" action will be taken, the Environment Ministry Thursday said.

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.