Environment Ministry

Govt plans more tiger habitats as population rises

 Buoyed by the rising number of tigers in the wild, the government has decided to create more habitats for them to ensure their long-term conservation.

Jan 25, 2015, 09:39 AM IST

Govt to launch campaign against plastic waste soon

Describing the increasing amount of plastic waste in the country as a 'serious issue', Union minister for environment and forests Prakash Javadekar Saturday said the government would soon start a special campaign to make people aware about its hazards.

Jan 17, 2015, 18:53 PM IST

Latest tiger census 'positive': Official

The government is all set to release the latest tiger population report which is "positive" showing an improvement over the earlier census.

Jan 16, 2015, 22:07 PM IST

Environment ministry no more a roadblock: Javadekar

Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar said Saturday that the government is committed to turn around the ministry's image as a "roadblock" ministry and ensure development without destruction.

Jan 10, 2015, 19:29 PM IST

Nothing to fear on forest rights issue: Prakash Javadekar

 Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said there should not be any fear among tribals of losing their forest rights and indicated that there might not be any dilution of the Forest Rights Act.

Jan 10, 2015, 18:17 PM IST

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.

Dec 04, 2014, 20:13 PM IST

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.

Nov 21, 2014, 20:58 PM IST

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.

Oct 18, 2014, 03:16 AM IST

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.

Oct 01, 2014, 21:25 PM IST

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.

Sep 10, 2014, 19:24 PM IST

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.

Sep 05, 2014, 19:35 PM IST

GVK gets 'Green nod' to import coal from SA for Punjab plant

GVK is setting up a 2x270 MW Thermal Power Plant at Goindwal Sahib tehsil in Tarn Taran district of Punjab, and both the units have been synchronised to the grid.

Aug 28, 2014, 11:59 AM IST

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.

Aug 13, 2014, 21:08 PM IST

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.

Aug 13, 2014, 19:55 PM IST

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.

Aug 13, 2014, 16:53 PM IST

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".

Aug 06, 2014, 16:38 PM IST

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.

Aug 04, 2014, 19:49 PM IST

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.

Jul 24, 2014, 19:41 PM IST

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.

Jul 10, 2014, 22:12 PM IST

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.

Jun 27, 2014, 21:50 PM IST