Javadekar asks forest officers to focus on innovation

Union Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday asked forest and wildlife officers to focus on innovation and initiative to maintain and improve the quality of forests in the country.

Prakash Javadekar launches e-payment for afforestation funds

 Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday launched an e-payment module to make quicker and more transparent the process of payments for diverting forest land under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) fund.

Javadekar slams Jyotiraditya Scindia over trust's land deal

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar took potshots at Congress chief whip in the Lok Sabha Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday and alleged that two acres of land belonging to the Jyotiraditya Scindia Charitable Trust was sold off unlawfully at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.

GST Bill will 'definitely' be passed: Prakash Javadekar

A day after Parliament was adjourned sine die, the government on Friday came down heavily on the Congress, blaming it for the near washout of the Monsoon Session and asserted that the GST Bill will "definitely" be passed.

1.84 lakh hectare of forest land diverted for non-forest use

Government Thursday said that over 1.84 lakh hectare of forest land was diverted for non-forest use in 7716 cases in past five years.

Congress is still in 'emergency' mindset, says Prakash Javadekar

Minister of State for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar on Monday lashed out at the Congress for obstructing the passage of GST Bill in the Parliament, saying the grand old party is still in the 'emergency' mindset.

Mission to bring students closer to nature

 A unique initiative to help students forge a lifelong bonding with nature by growing saplings at the school nursery and creating a green canopy was launched here today, covering 1000 schools in the first phase.

Congress blocking India's development: Prakash Javadekar

Union Minister of State for Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar on Sunday alleged that the Congress is not allowing Parliament to function because it does not want the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill to be passed during this session.

School Nursery Yojana to be launched on Monday

 Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar will on Monday launch the School Nursery Yojana that aims to bring students closer to nature by involving them in raising saplings in nurseries created in school.

Government mulling free fodder for cow owners: Prakash Javadekar

The government has plans to provide free fodder to the owners of cows which have stopped yielding milk to prevent them from turning into a burden, union minster Prakash Javadekar said here on Saturday.

Govt mulling free fodder for cows not producing milk

To desist farmers from selling cow after it stops producing milk, Central Government is mulling a scheme to provide cow owners free fodder, Union Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said.

Over 35,000 died in India in last decade due to air pollution: Govt

The government on Thursday said that more than 35,000 people had died due to acute respiratory infections (ARI) across India in close to 10 years.

'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.