On the occasion of World Environment Day, Navy today set itself a goal of reducing paper consumption at all its establishments by 10 per cent this year while the Army planted one lakh saplings in Kumaon hills in record 19 minutes.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today said sustainable livelihood activities of the people in the state should be linked to "sustainable ecology" in the context of concerns over issues related to climate change and global warming.
A group of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy victims held a rally here on World Environment Day on Friday to highlight the Centre's failure to ensure removal of toxic material lying here under the soil for so many years, threatening many lives.
Chairperson of National Green Tribunal Justice Swatanter Kumar today said the tribunal has set a deadline of one year for disposing of cases pertaining to environmental problems, as he cited Delhi's example where he said children were facing a number of health problems due to "ever increasing pollution".
Hardening its stance against open burning of trash, the Delhi government has decided to empower officials of its revenue department to crack the whip on the offenders months after a similar move arming the SDMs with the same powers to check growing pollution.
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar exhorted industries and society to adopt the '3Rs' of 'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle' on World Environment Day on Friday and urged all to opt for "less" in order to check the rate of depletion of natural resources.
On the World Environment Day, residents of Malabar hill, of South Mumbai and Amruta, the wife of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, initiated a drive of planting saplings opposite the Girgoan Chowpatty(beach).
On the occasion of World Environment Day, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday led his Cabinet colleagues and state government officials in taking a pledge to support environmental conservation and also planted a sapling at Delhi Secretariat here.