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Campaigning against draft EIA premature: Prakash Javadekar

Green activists have been critical of the draft notification because of the inclusion of a number of contentious clauses that they say could weaken environmental regulation.
Prakash Javadekar was responding to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who on Sunday said the draft environment impact assessment notification of 2020 is “not only disgraceful, it is dangerous.”(PTI)
Prakash Javadekar was responding to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who on Sunday said the draft environment impact assessment notification of 2020 is “not only disgraceful, it is dangerous.”(PTI)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 01:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

Deadline for public comments on draft green policy nears

Environmental groups have opposed the draft citing its contentious clauses.
The deadline for submission of public comments or objections to the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2020, is due to expire on Tuesday((Representative image))
The deadline for submission of public comments or objections to the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2020, is due to expire on Tuesday((Representative image))
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 01:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi

STUBBLE BURNING: Delhi minister writes to Capt, Khattar to take prompt action

Delhi environment minister Kailash Gahlot has asked rged them to take action against stubble burning and promote technology to stop this practice
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Published on Nov 11, 2019 10:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Indo-Asian News Service, New Delhi

Manohar Lal Khattar seeks joint meeting of CMs to tackle air pollution

Haryana CM has written to Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar to convene a meeting of chief ministers of Delhi and neighbouring states to work out a joint strategy to tackle air pollution
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Published on Nov 02, 2019 11:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Delhi declaration to sum up global intent

The declaration which is expected to be about 24 paragraphs long will be finalised through a consensus driven approach and the process of proposing intentions for the declaration began almost a year back.
Executive Director of Green Climate Fund, Yannick Glemarec calling on the Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Information & Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, on the sidelines of the 14th Conference of Parties COP 14 United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.(ANI Photo)
Executive Director of Green Climate Fund, Yannick Glemarec calling on the Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Information & Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, on the sidelines of the 14th Conference of Parties COP 14 United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 12:45 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

Minister in row over taxpayer-funded dinners with lobsters, $500 wine quits

In a posting on his Facebook page, De Rugy said he handed his resignation to Prime Minister Edouard Philippe because the “effort required to fight the accusations” meant that he could no longer carry out his ministerial duties “peacefully”.
De Rugy, 45, was appointed in September 2018 to succeed Nicolas Hulot, a well-known environmental campaigner who had also resigned because he did not feel President Emmanuel Macron was sufficiently committed to his ecology programme.(AP file photo)
De Rugy, 45, was appointed in September 2018 to succeed Nicolas Hulot, a well-known environmental campaigner who had also resigned because he did not feel President Emmanuel Macron was sufficiently committed to his ecology programme.(AP file photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2019 07:52 PM IST
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Parrikar aides express discontent over induction of Congress leaders

“Whatever has happened is not correct. This is not according to the principles and culture of the party we have set up. We will see what can be done to rectify it. I will take it up with the party president,” Rajendra Arlekar, a former environment minister in the previous Parrikar-led government as well as Goa assembly speaker, said.
A day after 10 Congress MLAs joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the old guard in the ruling party and those considered close to former chief minister Manohar Parrikar expressed unhappiness with the manner in which the party had been “Congressized”.((Photo courtesy: MoD spokesperson twitter handle))
A day after 10 Congress MLAs joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the old guard in the ruling party and those considered close to former chief minister Manohar Parrikar expressed unhappiness with the manner in which the party had been “Congressized”.((Photo courtesy: MoD spokesperson twitter handle))
Published on Jul 11, 2019 11:37 PM IST
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Panaji | By Gerard de Souza

G20 countries agree to tackle ocean plastic waste

Environment and energy ministers of the Group of 20 major economies met this weekend in Karuizawa, northwest of Tokyo, ahead of the G20 summit in Osaka, western Japan, on June 28-29.
The new framework is aimed at facilitating further concrete action on marine waste after the G20 Hamburg Summit in Germany adopted the “G20 action plan on marine litter” in 2017.(AFP Photo)
The new framework is aimed at facilitating further concrete action on marine waste after the G20 Hamburg Summit in Germany adopted the “G20 action plan on marine litter” in 2017.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2019 05:51 PM IST
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Karuizawa, Japan | By Reuters

Sri Lanka to ban chainsaws, timber mills, says President Sirisena

Sirisena highlighted his determination to clamp down on illegal logging and increase the amount of territory devoted to forests at an environmental conference.
Four months ago, Sirisena compelled all users to register chainsaws with police and 82,000 units were recorded within three weeks.(AP/ File photo)
Four months ago, Sirisena compelled all users to register chainsaws with police and 82,000 units were recorded within three weeks.(AP/ File photo)
Published on Jun 07, 2019 06:50 PM IST
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Colombo | By Agence France-Presse

Prakash Javadekar launches #SelfiewithSapling on World Environment Day

Prakash Javadekar, who took charge of as the environment minister on Saturday, said ‘jan bhagidari’ (people’s participation) is integral to tackling environmental issues and it has to be a people’s movement.
Calling for active public participation in World Environment Day celebrations on June 5, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday launched #SelfieWithSapling campaign.(Twitter/abhinavbillaiya)
Calling for active public participation in World Environment Day celebrations on June 5, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday launched #SelfieWithSapling campaign.(Twitter/abhinavbillaiya)
Updated on May 20, 2020 03:21 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

DTTDC fined Rs 5.5 lakh for choking Yamuna

On April 19, in another report, HT highlighted how conditions for environmental clearance of the bridge, essential for any project costing more than Rs 50 crore, had been violated.
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has imposed an environment compensation of Rs 5.5 lakh on the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation Ltd (DTTDC) for choking the Yamuna’s flow with debris from the Signature Bridge.(AP Photo)
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has imposed an environment compensation of Rs 5.5 lakh on the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation Ltd (DTTDC) for choking the Yamuna’s flow with debris from the Signature Bridge.(AP Photo)
Published on May 31, 2019 04:36 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Union ministers to spearhead BJP’s poll campaign in capital

The party will also form election management committees in all districts and parliamentary constituencies. All 280 mandals (which are at the ward level) will form such committees and meet on March 23.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will kickstart its campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi after Holi.(PTI)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will kickstart its campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi after Holi.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 07:20 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia

Lava-like eruption creates panic in Tripura’s Jalifa village, third such incidents this year

It has gradually become a matter of concern for the Tripura state government, in North East India, which is highly vulnerable to earthquakes as it lies in seismic zone V.
A volcanic lava type inflammable liquid has been reportedly profiting out of the ground in Tripura’s Jalifa village and has triggered panic among the local residents of the area.(ANI/Twitter)
A volcanic lava type inflammable liquid has been reportedly profiting out of the ground in Tripura’s Jalifa village and has triggered panic among the local residents of the area.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Dec 29, 2018 11:17 AM IST
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Agartala (Tripura) | By Asian News International

Aarey fire doused after 14 hours, environment minister asks police to start probe

The Mumbai fire brigade took more than 14 hours to completely put out the fire that broke out near Aarey Milk Colony on Monday evening
A day after a massive fire on a plot of land in Aarey forest, a black patch showed the extent of the blaze.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
A day after a massive fire on a plot of land in Aarey forest, a black patch showed the extent of the blaze.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 05, 2018 09:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Air quality plan not legally binding

The main target under NCAP is reducing PM 10 (coarse pollution particles) and PM 2.5 (fine, respirable pollution particles) concentrations by 20% to 30% in the first five years (2019 to 2024) . The reduction will be expected with reference to the annual average 2017 concentrations.
Air quality targets under the National Clean Air Action Plan (NCAP), which aims to reduce pollution in cities that do not meet the national air quality standard, will not be legally binding.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Air quality targets under the National Clean Air Action Plan (NCAP), which aims to reduce pollution in cities that do not meet the national air quality standard, will not be legally binding.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 27, 2018 08:51 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

Union minister Harsh Vardhan plays King Janak in Ramleela at Red Fort

The Environment Minister tried his hand in acting at the popular Ramleela depicting the life of Lord Rama organised by the Luv Kush committee in the sprawling grounds of the Red Fort.
As he delivered his dialogues on the mega stage, Harsh Vardhan slipped in the message about clean environment.(Dr Harsh Vardhan/ Twitter)
As he delivered his dialogues on the mega stage, Harsh Vardhan slipped in the message about clean environment.(Dr Harsh Vardhan/ Twitter)
Updated on Oct 13, 2018 10:50 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

From Jupiter to jeers: France’s Emmanuel Macron battles popularity slump

In recent months his popularity has crumbled, even falling below his luckless predecessor Francois Hollande at the same point in his presidency.
French President Emmanuel Macron listens during the One Planet Summit at the Plaza Hotel on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 26, 2018.(AFP)
French President Emmanuel Macron listens during the One Planet Summit at the Plaza Hotel on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 26, 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 08:23 AM IST
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Former Union minister Satya Prakash Malviya passes away at 84

Former Union petroleum minister Satya Prakash Malaviya has also served as environment minister in the UP cabinet. He began his political career as a member of Praja Socialist Party and later joined the Congress.
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Published on Sep 16, 2018 12:26 PM IST
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Allahabad | By Press Trust of India

Maharashtra plastic ban: Govt refuses to give anymore incentives to manufacturers

State environment minister Ramdas Kadam compares the plastic ban to demonetisation, hinting that the notes ban was taken in a haste.
A man at a cloth bag shop in Thane.(Praful Gangurde)
A man at a cloth bag shop in Thane.(Praful Gangurde)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 12:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik, Mumbai

Are Pune’s local bodies ready for state’s plastic ban?

After the announcement, Hindustan Times checked for the preparedness of the Pune Zilla Parishad, Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporations and the three cantonments.
Ground reality has been quite different with hawkers, shopkeepers and residents openly using plastic, said activists.(HT File Photo)
Ground reality has been quite different with hawkers, shopkeepers and residents openly using plastic, said activists.(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 16, 2018 06:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnnar
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