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Friday, Nov 22, 2019

Environment ministry

Jul 04, 2019 00:03
A joint team of the Rajasthan forest department and the Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII) carried out the hatching as part of the environment ministry’s species recovery programme. read more
Jun 30, 2019 04:54
The reassessment came a week after the Maharashtra transport minister told the Assembly that 54,000 mangroves would be lost to the project. The latest assessment states 32,044 trees will be axed. read more
Jun 30, 2019 01:19
Meanwhile, two city organisations have written to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) about the environmental impact of the project read more
Jun 29, 2019 14:05
Earlier, Maharashtra Transport Minister had said as many as 54,000 mangroves spread over 13.36 hectares will be affected because of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor. read more
Jun 23, 2019 01:14
A sharp drop in particulate pollution was recorded in 2001 when levels fell to 67.2µg\/m3 while in 1999, they were at 115µg\/m3. PM2.5 levels, which are being measured since 2015, were also the highest in 2018 for Mumbai. Levels of sulphur dioxide (SO2)... read more
Jun 09, 2019 07:42
The area in question is home to a 200-ha of dense sal (Shorea robusta) forest and is located in the core area of Singhbhum Elephant Reserve of Saranda. read more
Jun 06, 2019 04:35
On May 29, the environment ministry’s national river conservation directorate wrote to the principal secretary of the Uttar Pradesh forest department, asking them to propose Dhanauri for Ramsar site tag. read more
Jun 05, 2019 11:48
According to the NCAP document released in January, areas that need mitigation action include pollution from road dust, construction and demolition waste; industrial emissions; transport; emissions from agriculture; and indoor air pollution. read more
Jun 05, 2019 07:36
The environment ministry is expecting state governments to send their comments on the draft amendment to the Indian Forest Act, which among other things, empowers forest department officials to arrest without warrant and carry arms. read more
May 16, 2019 10:45
Some of the controversial aspects of the environment draft are actually amendments the government tried to get through, only to be scotched by legal challenges. read more
May 16, 2019 07:10
Many of the clauses in the zero draft were introduced as amendments by the ministry earlier but challenged in court because of their impact on environmental regulation. But these disputed clauses have found space in the draft notification 2019. read more
May 16, 2019 05:18
The state has proposed a buffer zone of 3,405.99 ha, extending from 0 to 3.5 km around the sanctuary’s area, which has been designated an ESZ. read more
May 13, 2019 08:08
Industry bodies have welcomed the simplification of rules, documented in the compilation published by the environment ministry last Tuesday, but environmental experts say ecological concerns have, in the process, been overlooked. read more
May 03, 2019 01:37
TOR forms the basis for grant of an environmental clearance in future. Environmental law experts say violations have been recorded in various government and legal documents pertaining to the projects. read more
Apr 28, 2019 23:08
The ban on construction in a 1-km radius, had been removed in the final ESZ notification read more