Environment Minister

India to play constructive role in combating climate change, says Harsh Vardhan at UN

India to play constructive role in combating climate change, says Harsh Vardhan at UN

The objective of the Paris Agreement is to prevent an increase in global average temperature and keep it well below two degree Celsius.

Nov 06, 2017, 23:50 PM IST
Delhi asks for choppers to sprinkle water over city to curb pollution

Delhi asks for choppers to sprinkle water over city to curb pollution

If you're walking on the streets of Delhi and suddenly sprinkled with water, don't be surprised.

Oct 25, 2017, 07:11 AM IST
Develop zero-pollution firecrackers: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to scientists

Develop zero-pollution firecrackers: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to scientists

The SC put a ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till October 31, keeping the increasing pollution under consideration.

Oct 15, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
Strict implement plastic ban in Delhi: Minister

Strict implement plastic ban in Delhi: Minister

Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Friday directed officials to strictly implement the ban on plastic carry bags of less than 50 microns, an official statement said.

Aug 18, 2017, 21:55 PM IST
Environment Minister urges use of bicycle once a week

Environment Minister urges use of bicycle once a week

Harsh Vardhan also called upon people to protect and conserve the flora and fauna. 

Jul 21, 2017, 09:40 AM IST
Global warming, climate change result of ignoring ancestral advice: Harsh Vardhan

Global warming, climate change result of ignoring ancestral advice: Harsh Vardhan

The minister, who started a plantation drive here, said our ancestors handed over to "us a pure environment" along with some "principles of living" to protect it.

Jul 06, 2017, 10:26 AM IST
Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passes away, PM Narendra Modi shocked over demise of his friend

Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passes away, PM Narendra Modi shocked over demise of his friend

Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passed away on Thursday.

May 18, 2017, 09:53 AM IST

Air pollution: Data on ozone-related deaths needs to be scrutinised, says Environment Minister Dave

The data related to ozone collected by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for 2016 shows that ozone levels have not exceeded the permissible level of 100ug/m3 at any of the locations during 2016.

Mar 15, 2017, 09:41 AM IST
Environment Ministry gives observations on jallikattu proposal

Environment Ministry gives observations on jallikattu proposal

The Environment Ministry today gave its observations to the proposal sent by the Tamil Nadu government for lifting of the ban on bull-taming sport jallikatu and returned it to the Home Ministry for final decision.

Jan 20, 2017, 17:59 PM IST
Delhi government urges Centre to determine cause of rising pollution

Delhi government urges Centre to determine cause of rising pollution

The Delhi Government on Monday urged Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave to direct the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to conduct a comprehensive study to determine the exact cause of rising air pollution in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR).

Nov 07, 2016, 17:24 PM IST
Environment Minister takes note of Deonar dumping ground fire, terms it 'serious'

Environment Minister takes note of Deonar dumping ground fire, terms it 'serious'

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday took note of the massive fire that broke out at Mumbai's Deonar dumping ground in the eastern suburbs of the city since Saturday evening and is still not under control.

Mar 21, 2016, 14:06 PM IST
India's environmental targets fulfilled at Paris: Javadekar

India's environmental targets fulfilled at Paris: Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar said that he will brief Parliament about the developments in Paris and how it will benefit India.

Dec 14, 2015, 17:33 PM IST
Developed world should give more climate proposals: Minister

Developed world should give more climate proposals: Minister

Meanwhile, the minister also invited suggestions from people on various issues related to the environment.

Oct 27, 2015, 00:25 AM IST
Govt to hold online discussion on climate change

Govt to hold online discussion on climate change

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar will hold a 45 minute discussion "MyGov Talk" on October 26 which will be conducted in collaboration with Google.

Oct 23, 2015, 22:17 PM IST
Highlights of India's climate action plan

Highlights of India's climate action plan

Highlights of India's climate action plan, known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), announced by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar here on Friday.

Oct 02, 2015, 20:42 PM IST

India's Climate Action Plan ambitious, progressive: Javadekar

 India's Climate Action Plan submitted to the United Nations was "comprehensive, ambitious and progressive" which will help reduce emission intensity to a large extent, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday.

Oct 02, 2015, 16:35 PM IST
India to put across its view on climate change at all forums: Javadekar

India to put across its view on climate change at all forums: Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Thursday said that India will put across its stand on climate change 'eloquenly' on all available forums, ahead of his visit to US to participate in Paris Business Dialogue and Major Economies Forum.

Sep 24, 2015, 23:46 PM IST

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.

Aug 13, 2015, 22:28 PM IST

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.

Aug 04, 2015, 14:00 PM IST

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.

Jul 29, 2015, 21:31 PM IST