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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Environment Minister seeks NoC for Chaturvedi as OSD to Kejriwal

Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has written to the Health Ministry seeking No Objection Certificate for Indian Forest Service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi, whose services as Officer on Special Duty has been sought by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Centre to start award for ragpickers from next year: Javadekar

Lauding the efforts of ragpickers who segregate and recycle waste in cities, the Centre has decided to roll out an award for them starting next year, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday.

Delhi government cracks down on polluting hotels

The Delhi government on Friday cracked down on 77 hotels for violating pollution norms in the national capital, sending closure notice to all of them.

Govt approved National Agro Forestry Policy: Prakash Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said the government has approved the National Agro Forestry Policy - 2014 that will help natural resource management and improve forest cover.

'Beti Bachao, Beti Padao' and 'Swachh Bharat' campaign here to stay: Javadekar

The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) National Executive is holding a two-day meet in Bengaluru beginning Friday.