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Projects sanctioned for conservation of 62 lakes: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:41

The government today said that it has so far sanctioned projects for conservation of 62 lakes in 14 states across the country.

Environment ministry to get Rs.2,256 crore

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:12

The central government Thursday allocated Rs.2,256 crore to the ministry for environment and forests for 2014-15, a 10.58 percent increase in fund allocation compared to 2013-14.

Environment Ministry panel to visit Okhla Bird Sanctuary area

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 21:50

A panel constituted by the Environment Ministry is likely to visit Okhla Bird Sanctuary area next week as part of the Ministry`s efforts to demarcate the eco-sensitive zone around it.

Decision on Gadgil, Kasturirangan panels on June 4: Prakash Javadekar

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 18:29

Union Environment Ministry will take decision on reports prepared by the Madhav Gadgil and Kasturirangan panels on the Western Ghat at a meeting in New Delhi on June 4, the new Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

Spain okays Repsol plan for Canary Islands exploration

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 06:10

The Spanish government on Thursday gave oil giant Repsol the green light to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the Canary Islands, a move that environmental groups described as "unjustifiable".

IFS, IAS officers at loggerheads over Green India Mission post

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 19:40

The post of Director of Green India Mission, a multi-crore forest generation programme of the Environment Ministry, has become a bone of contention between IFS and IAS officers.

IFS, IAS officers at loggerheads over Green India Mission post

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 19:40

The post of Director of Green India Mission, a multi-crore forest generation programme of the Environment Ministry, has become a bone of contention between IFS and IAS officers.

MoEF defers green nod to Maharashtra Mining Corp coal block

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 16:45

A high-level panel in the Environment Ministry has deferred the decision on granting green approval to Maharashtra State Mining Corp Ltd's opencast coal mining project in Maharashtra.

MoEF may take up Hindalco's coal proj for clearance next week

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 16:21

The Environment Ministry may meet next week to take up the issue of granting clearance for diversion of forest land pertaining to Hindalco's coal mining project in Odisha.

US Marines headed to Chad park to fight poaching

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 01:21

A small team of US Marines are to head soon to Chad`s Zakouma National Park to train local forces in the fight against the poaching threatening the area`s elephant herds.

Centre exempts 3,000 sq km fragile land in Kerala from ESA

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 22:36

Environment Ministry has decided to exempt over 3,000 sq km environmentally fragile land in Kerala`s Western Ghats region from the category of Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESAs) demarcated by a high-level central government panel.

Environment Ministry clears Kerala demand on Western Ghats

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 21:14

The centre has accepted the Kerala government`s recommendations to keep agricultural land, plantations, and habitations out of the ecologically sensitive areas (ESAs) identified by an expert committee on the conservation of the Western Ghats.