Environment Ministry

Aaditya Thackeray vows to strengthen Maharashtra's tourism sector

Party leader Sanjay Rathod has been assigned with the Forest portfolio while Uday Samant will look after Higher and Technical Education.

Jan 05, 2020, 12:53 PM IST

Greenpeace India urges Environment Ministry to speed up rolling out National Clean Air Programme

"Air pollution is prevalent all year round and throughout the country and not just limited to Delhi. 

Jun 17, 2018, 12:30 PM IST

Oppo gets green nod to set up manufacturing unit in Noida

The Union Environment Ministry has granted the environment clearance to its Indian subsidiary Oppo Mobiles India Pvt Ltd for the proposed project.

Dec 10, 2017, 10:26 AM IST

Harsh Vardhan takes charge as new Environment Minister

Vardhan is the third Environment Minister in the BJP-led NDA government after Prakash Javadekar and Dave.

May 22, 2017, 17:11 PM IST

Anil Madhav Dave was an exceptional personality, his last wish says it all

Anil Madhav Dave, an expert in river conservation and a member of the parliamentary forum on global warming, was appointed environment minister only last year.

May 18, 2017, 15:30 PM IST

After Anil Dave's death, Dr Harsh Vardhan gets additional charge of Environment Ministry

The news of Anil Dave's demise was broken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet.

May 18, 2017, 13:14 PM IST

Chennai oil spill: Environment Ministry to issue show cause notice to Kamarajar port

Ministry sources said that the clearing of the oil is at an "advance" stage and a team of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) also visited the port for monitoring the situation.

Feb 15, 2017, 09:20 AM IST

No death of birds in Gwalior and Delhi Zoo: Committee

The three member committee said that various samples were taken from birds like duck, pelican, crow and munia bird earlier this month from National Zoological Park and sent to ICAR National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases.

Oct 29, 2016, 00:15 AM IST

Javadekar gets a promotion after eventful two years in MoEF

It has been a turnaround for Javadekar, who was earlier stripped of the charge of two key departments of Information and Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs as a Minister of State.

Jul 05, 2016, 14:00 PM IST

No stay on killing of Nilgai for now, next hearing in SC on July 15

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to put a stay on the killing of Nilgai, wild boar and monkey in the states of Bihar, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh as of now.

Jun 20, 2016, 12:37 PM IST

Maneka Gandhi slams Environment Ministry for allowing killing of animals - Watch video

Earlier, Maneka Gandhi had said that "concept of marital rape cannot be applied in the Indian context".

Jun 09, 2016, 10:18 AM IST

Pollution: Parliamentary panel pulls up Environ Ministry for poor performance

The committee chaired by Ashwani Kumar said that whether it was air, water or noise pollution, it has gone beyond permissible limits during the last few years and has serious consequences for health and well-being of the citizens.

May 10, 2016, 10:59 AM IST

Centre notifies new rules for management of bio-medical waste

Under the new rules, bio-medical waste has been classified into four categories instead of the earlier 10 to improve the segregation of waste at source.

Mar 28, 2016, 11:21 AM IST

Govt to allow accredited consultants to prepare EIA/EMP report

The directive has come after the Environment Ministry barred UP-based Mantec Consultants for one year for preparing impact assessment and management plan reports for 10 projects of state-owned Kandla Port Trust without any permission.

Mar 20, 2016, 12:30 PM IST

Climate change fund: NSCCC approves 4 projects

The National Steering Committee on Climate Change (NSCCC) under the Environment Ministry today approved four projects including management and rehabilitation of coastal habitats for climate change adaptation in the Gulf of Mannar in Tamil Nadu. The NSCCC approved four projects from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Punjab and considered one project submitted by Madhya Pradesh at its eighth meeting held here, an official statement said.

Dec 28, 2015, 22:34 PM IST

Delhi Haze: Centre asks states to curb crop-burning

Taking note of non-implementation of two advisories issued to curb burning of crop residues which was leading to smog in NCR region including Delhi, the Centre today asked four states to take stringent measures to prevent such practices.

Nov 03, 2015, 23:08 PM IST

Senior officers to watch high pollution areas as govt says thrust on compliance

The officers have been directed to undertake field visits and review the progress at least once every quarter in these CPAs in coordination with Central Pollution Control Board.

Oct 20, 2015, 15:49 PM IST

Panel defers green nod to Essar firm's expansion project

Environment Ministry's panel EAC has deferred the decision to grant environment clearance (EC) to Essar group firm Vadinar Oil Terminal Ltd for expansion of a marine terminal in Gujarat and has sought more information from the company.

Oct 11, 2015, 18:39 PM IST

Restrict Diclofenac package to save vultures: Ministry

The environment ministry has called for restricting the use of painkiller drug Diclofenac to a "single dose" package for humans to avoid its misuse for veterinary purposes and thereby cause a steep decline in the vulture population, an official statement said on Friday.

Sep 18, 2015, 18:08 PM IST

For taking toll on vulture numbers, govt bans cattle drug vial

Alarmed by the "steep" decline in the vulture population in India and to protect the bird from "extinction", the government has banned the multidose vial of anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac, which is used for cattle.

Sep 18, 2015, 15:45 PM IST