Environment Ministry

China to send air pollution inspection teams to provinces

China`s Environment Ministry said on Thursday it will send inspection teams to provinces and cities most seriously affected by smog to ensure rules on fighting air pollution are being enforced.

Oct 24, 2013, 13:15 PM IST

River basin carrying capacity test made mandatory for states

Environment Ministry has made it mandatory for state governments to conduct `carrying capacity` studies of river basins before any green clearances are granted for hydropower and river valley projects there.

Oct 19, 2013, 19:52 PM IST

Oil spill near Mumbai: Show cause notice issued to ONGC

An oil spill was reported at Mumbai-Uran Trunk oil pipeline near Mumbai following a rupture in ONGC`s main pipeline that carries crude from the offshore Mumbai High fields to land.

Oct 10, 2013, 13:18 PM IST

617 Indian sanctuaries get just Rs 1 lakh each per month

Going by the financial allocation for management of protected areas, each of the 102 national parks and 515 wildlife sanctuaries get only around Rs 12 lakh annually - around Rs 1 lakh per month.

Jul 28, 2013, 13:59 PM IST

Power Min, Environ Min discuss hydro projects clearances issue

In a bid to foster development of hydro sector, the Power Ministry has taken up the issue of environmental and forest clearances related to hydel projects with the Environment Ministry.

May 30, 2013, 15:16 PM IST

`Desertification affects over 1/4th area of India`

Over one-fourth of India`s geographical area is undergoing the process of desertification despite ongoing efforts to combat the problem, a government report says.

Apr 28, 2013, 12:35 PM IST

Will strain every nerve to protect environment: Natarajan

Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Saturday said it was her mandate to protect forests and she would strain every nerve to shield them.

Apr 13, 2013, 19:39 PM IST

Env Ministry amends rules regarding mining project expansion

The Environment Ministry has amended rules exempting expansion of mining projects from public hearing, sources said.

Apr 01, 2013, 20:52 PM IST

MoEF`s deputy director granted bail in corruption case

An environment ministry official arrested by CBI along with 2 for taking bribe of Rs 7 lakh for arranging environmental clearance for mining firm in Odisha, has been granted bail by a Delhi court.

Mar 14, 2013, 19:47 PM IST

GoM members object to MoEF report on "inviolate" areas

The Environment Ministry's report on identifying "inviolate" forest areas has met with strong objections from most of the members of the Agriculture Minister-headed inter-ministerial panel saying that it would restrict many more areas for coal mining.

Feb 19, 2013, 21:25 PM IST

Environment Ministry bribe case: Clients of SS Environics under CBI scanner

Promoters of SS Environics were arrested along with an Environment Ministry official in a bribe case.

Jan 21, 2013, 20:20 PM IST

CBI recovers over Rs 1 cr from Ministry official

The CBI on Thursday recovered over Rs 1 crore in cash from three properties of an Environment Ministry official.

Jan 17, 2013, 15:40 PM IST

Committee slams plan panel for cutting Project Tiger outlay

Criticising the Planning Commission for taking "so lightly" its recommendation, a parliamentary committee has asked it to provide adequate funds for tiger conservation programme.

Dec 26, 2012, 21:16 PM IST

Natarajan`s `no` to missile firing range in Andamans

The environment ministry has rejected an Indian Navy proposal to test fire missiles at the Tillanchong sanctuary in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

Oct 05, 2012, 19:19 PM IST

Two Goa mines to shut down operations

Two open-cast iron ore mines operating within a short distance of a wildlife sanctuary in Goa have been asked to shut down operations.

Aug 30, 2012, 12:31 PM IST

Ten proposals for establishment of zoos in country

The Environment Ministry has received ten proposals for the establishment of new wildlife or zoological parks in the country.

Aug 13, 2012, 20:43 PM IST

`Radiation from mobile towers may affect wildlife`

Radiation from mobile towers may have varying negative impact on wildlife especially birds and bees, according to the Environment Ministry.

Aug 10, 2012, 16:34 PM IST

Govt working on strict norms for plastic recycling SEZ units

The Commerce Ministry is working on stricter norms for SEZ units engaged in recycling of plastics following the Environment Ministry's concern on illegal imports of the hazardous waste.

Aug 08, 2012, 17:32 PM IST

Govt forms new panel for forest clearances

The Environment Ministry has constituted a new advisory panel to vet proposals related to forest clearances, according to a government official.

Aug 06, 2012, 19:09 PM IST

Finance Ministry sets up Climate Change Financing Unit

With funding emerging as a crucial component in fight against climate change, the Finance Ministry has created a special unit which will provide guidance and inputs to the Environment Ministry to help it bolster India's voice in international negotiations.

Jul 29, 2012, 12:08 PM IST