Environ Ministry gives nod for Shivaji statue in Arabian Sea

New Delhi: The Environment Ministry Thursday gave its nod to a plan for constructing a grand statue for Maratha warrior king Shivaji in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Mumbai.

Asbestos mining: NGT raps MoEF for vague response

Perturbed by illegal and unscientific asbestos mining across the country, the National Green Tribunal Friday pulled up the Environment Ministry (MoEF) for providing a "vague and uncertain" response.

Want to put environment ministry on autopilot: Javadekar

Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said Friday that he wanted to put the environment ministry in "autopilot" with transparent, policy-based decision making and acknowledged that the previous UPA government had hampered growth by not clearing key environmental decisions.

Delhi HC seeks test report on polluted water in 'lake'

The Delhi High Court Wednesday expressed strong displeasure at the government's inaction on its order to the environment ministry to get tested samples of "contaminated" water in a green forest area in Tughlakabad due to which birds are allegedly dying.

Environment ministry to review 5 acts

A high-level committee has been constituted by the government to review various environment laws in order to bring them in line with "current requirements", an official said Wednesday.

Javadekar promises to speed up CBI probe over rhino poaching

Union Minister of State for Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar Friday assured to speed up the CBI probe into the poaching of Assam's one-horned rhinos.

HC asks MoEF to test contaminated water of lakes in forests

The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to collect samples from an "artificial" waterbody in a forested area near Fort Tughlakabad here and submit a report on whether it is poisonous and also if it is affecting animals in the area.

Birds dying of water pollution: Delhi HC seeks report

The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the environment ministry to collect samples of "contaminated" water in a green forest area in Tughlakabad over a plea alleging that birds and animals were dying because of poisonous and polluted water released from illegal factories.

Govt seeks proposals for five more tiger reserves

Government has accorded "in principle" approval for creation of two new tiger reserves in the country and has sought proposals from states for giving the status to five more protected areas, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

GM crops: Javadekar emphasises on proper caution

Amid a row over field trials of GM crops in the country, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today emphasised on "proper caution" but said "nobody can say no to science".

NGRBA shifted from Environment Ministry to Water Resources

The National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) has been transferred to the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation from the Ministry of Environment.

Projects sanctioned for conservation of 62 lakes: Govt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.