Environment Ministry

Govt transfers green nod of earlier blocks to Hindalco, GMR

In a bid to expedite operations from the recently allocated coal mines, the Environment Ministry had amended EC norms after a request made by the Coal Ministry to facilitate transfer of ECs to successful coal bidders.

May 01, 2015, 18:03 PM IST

Strange that Environment min not accepting studies linking mortality to pollution: Panel

A house panel Monday said it was "strange" that Environment Ministry was not ready to "accept" studies linking mortality with air pollution as it recommended restricting use of personal vehicles through an efficient and cost effective public transport system.

Apr 27, 2015, 22:57 PM IST

Public opinion sought on eco-zone of tiger reserve in Maharashtra

The Environment Ministry has sought public comments on whether to declare an area up to 12 km from the boundary of the Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR) in Maharashtra as eco-sensitive zone.

Apr 12, 2015, 09:43 AM IST

Clinical trial registration to be available online from Apr 24

 In a first such initiative, the Environment Ministry will launch an online registration facility for institutions carrying out clinical trials on animals on April 24 to mark 'World Day for Animals in Laboratory'.

Apr 12, 2015, 09:41 AM IST

Environment Ministry seek comments on draft waste management rules

The Environment Ministry has sought public comments on draft rules for waste management including bio-medical and e-waste.

Apr 09, 2015, 17:13 PM IST

Environment ministry to colour code industries

India's environment ministry has sought to classify industrial units in a category of colours based on their pollution potential, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday.

Apr 07, 2015, 23:54 PM IST

'Explain measures to inform people on mobile tower radiations'

Health Ministry is unaware of a WHO report which says radiations emanating from mobile towers can "possibly cause cancer", the Central Information Commission has noted in its order while asking it to explain measures taken to inform people of its harmful effects.

Apr 05, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

1.86 lakh cr revenue generated from auction of 31 coal blocks: Piyush Goyal

Union Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal has informed that the auction of 31 coal blocks has generated over 1.86 lakh crores so far.

Mar 09, 2015, 18:22 PM IST

Govt refutes claims of Oxford-led study, says tiger census correct

The Indian government has rejected claims made by the Oxford University's wildlife experts that the increased tiger count was a result of flawed methodology for the census conducted in January this year.

Mar 03, 2015, 09:30 AM IST

Twenty-seven railway, dam projects awaiting forest clearance in last 3 years: Govt

The government on Thursday said only 29 proposals seeking forest clearances for expansion of railways and construction of dams are pending out of total 137 project proposals received in the last three years.

Feb 26, 2015, 16:51 PM IST

Corporate espionage case: Two accused sent to 5-day police custody

A Delhi court on Thursday allowed the Delhi Police five days custodial interrogation of two persons, arrested for allegedly procuring sensitive documents of ministries of Coal, Environment and Transport and others, in the corporate espionage case.

Feb 26, 2015, 10:28 AM IST

Govt to take call on green nod to hydro-power projects this week

The Environment Ministry is likely to take a call this week on giving a green clearance to Jindal Power Ltd for setting up 3,097 mega watt hydro electric project in Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh.

Feb 24, 2015, 14:25 PM IST

'Environment Ministry will work as facilitator of sustainable development'

The Environment Ministry will work as a facilitator of sustainable development by bringing transparency, removing bottlenecks and encouraging people's participation, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Monday.

Feb 23, 2015, 18:22 PM IST

Govt eases green norms for linear projects in border states

To expedite construction of linear projects like highways in border states, the Environment Ministry has dropped the provision of "public hearing" before considering green clearances to such works.

Feb 23, 2015, 13:05 PM IST

Kanhar dam: Green panel pulls up Environment Ministry

The National Green Tribunal has sought a report from the union environment ministry in the case of the controversial Kanhar dam in Uttar Pradesh within one week, failing which a Rs.25,000 fine would be slapped as it listed the final hearing for March 4.

Feb 23, 2015, 10:27 AM IST

Implement green laws to protect environment: Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday asked his Ministry officials to "impose" the green laws to protect country's air, water and forest resources.

Feb 17, 2015, 17:30 PM IST

Govt begins steps to implement environment panel recommendations

Environment Ministry has initiated steps to implement some of the key recommendations made by a high-level committee constituted by it to review laws related to forests, wildlife, water and air.

Feb 12, 2015, 19:19 PM IST

Govt invites agencies to implement climate projects under GCF

 The Environment Ministry has invited applications from agencies for implementing climate change mitigation and adaptation projects in the country utilising Green Climate Fund.

Feb 08, 2015, 09:25 AM IST

I asked Jayanthi Natarajan to save environment, adivasis: Rahul Gandhi

Breaking his silence on former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan's allegations, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that he had asked her ex-colleague to save the environment and adivasis.

Feb 04, 2015, 14:17 PM IST

CBI registers 3 PEs to probe green clearances, may call Jayanthi Natarajan

Hours after Jayanthi Natarajan said she was ready to face a probe over green clearances granted by her, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday registered fresh three Preliminary Enquiries (PEs) in this regard.

Jan 31, 2015, 09:39 AM IST