'Over 1 lakh hectare forest land approved for development projects'

 The government has accorded approvals for use of around 1.25 lakh hectares of forest land for various development projects during the last three years, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

117 deaths of animals in zoos this year; max at Delhi Zoo: Govt

 Over 110 animals have died in zoos across the country in the current year with maximum number of deaths reported from Delhi's National Zoological Park, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Taj Mahal vulnerable to pollution, no study on other monuments yet: Govt
Taj Mahal vulnerable to pollution, no study on other monuments yet: Govt

The government has not carried out any specific study to identify monuments across the country with regards to their vulnerability to climate change and air pollution, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

50 percent mammals face habitat loss: Govt

Scientific studies conducted by many organisations have shown that around 50 per cent of mammals are facing habitat loss due to biotic pressures, Lok Sabha was informed today.

3,501 tonnes plastic waste generated daily in 60 major cities

Over 3,500 tonnes of plastic waste is generated every day in 60 major cities in the country, Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.

No direct correlation between toxic air, death: Govt

 There is no direct correlation between toxic air and death of a person, the government today said in a clarification of an earlier statement made by it that around 80 people die of foul air in Delhi everyday.

Six green law amendments to be finalised by Oct: Javadekar

Union Environment Ministry is likely to finalise the amendments to the six green laws by October this year after consultations with legal experts and stakeholders.

'More air quality monitoring systems will be installed in NCR'
'More air quality monitoring systems will be installed in NCR'

The government Friday said that more air quality monitoring systems will be installed across the National Capital Region to monitor air pollution on eight parameters.

Govt to clarify on international report on air pollution

Government Friday said it was not right to believe an international report which claimed that air pollution kills 80 people in Delhi everyday and added that it will come out with a detailed correction of the answer on Monday.

Rahul's 'spit and run strategy without responsibility' exposing Congress: BJP

 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's 'spit and run strategy without responsibility' has thoroughly exposed the party in terms of it spearheading the log jam in parliament.

India will walk the energy efficiency path aggressively: Javadekar

With the crucial UN climate change conference slated for later this year, India today said that it will walk the energy efficiency path aggressively in reducing its carbon emission intensity and urged developed nations to do the same "vigorously".

Javadekar urges developed world to stick to old agendas at Paris conference

 Indian Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday called upon the developed world to refrain from introducing any new agenda at the eleventh hour and ensure the success of the upcoming Climate Conference in Paris in December.

Godavari not polluted, says Andhra CM N Chandrababu Naidu

Amid the ongoing 'Godavari Pushkaram' here, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has stressed that the river is clean and assured it would be protected in future as well.

Centre will take steps to clean river Godavari: Javadekar

The Central government will take all steps to clean river Godavari, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday.

Javadekar slams Khurshid for defending Emergency

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday slammed senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid for defending imposition of Emergency in 1975, terming as "shameful" his remarks in this respect.

Will fast track Andhra's forest land demand: Javadekar

 Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Friday said his ministry will fast track a proposal seeking forest land for the creation of Amravati - the new capital of Andhra Pradesh.

Andaman to get biomass power plant: Prakash Javadekar

 Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Wednesday that his ministry has allotted Rs. 5 crore for a biomass power plant in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Decision on Kasturirangan panel report by August: Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said "misgivings" about implementation of Kasturirangan committee report on Western Ghats have to be "done away" with and a call on it will be taken by August end.

Six states to discuss conservation of Western Ghats, livelihood

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar will hold a meeting Tuesday to review the progress of physical demarcation of Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) in Western Ghats region and will also discuss further course of action for its protection and conservation.

Govt to upgrade three CETPs into ZLD units: Javadekar

The Environment Ministry has planned upgrading of three common effluent treatment plants (CETPs), which treats the discharge of 440 highly-polluting tanneries on the main stem of river Ganga, into zero liquid discharge (ZLD) units.