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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

Environment ministry

Nov 29, 2018 21:19
The Centre has proposed prohibition on the use of animals for performances, exhibition at any circus or mobile entertainment facilities, a move hailed by animal rights activists as “progressive and laudable”. read more
Nov 27, 2018 08:51
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... read more
Nov 19, 2018 08:01
Policy analysts and green activists have slammed a government notification that exempts real estate projects with a built-up area of up to 50,000 square metres from the environment impact assessment (EIA) process and from having to obtain a prior environmental... read more
Nov 06, 2018 08:23
According to data from the Union environment ministry, more than 1,608 humans were killed in human-wildlife conflict cases involving tigers, leopards, bears and elephants between 2013 and 2017. read more
Oct 31, 2018 19:06
State governments can make it legally mandatory for the city, state or district administration to meet targets. Not doing so within a stipulated time could be linked to disbursal of development funds, for example read more
Oct 29, 2018 00:24
The Union environment ministry’s draft notification for the Western Ghats released on October 3 has marked Vilye, one of the 14 villages in Rajapur taluka in Ratnagiri that are affected by the project, as ESA. read more
Sep 22, 2018 07:07
The declaration of Western Ghats as eco-sensitive area has assumed significance because of the massive Kerala floods in July. read more
Sep 01, 2018 17:39
The NGT asked the environment ministry not to reduce eco-sensitive area (ESA) of Western Ghats further from the proposed 56,825 sq kms and to notify the same within six months. read more
Aug 15, 2018 17:16
India commissioned 13 GW of thermal power plants from January 1, 2017 till August 9 this year. But barring two, none of the new plants or units meets the stricter thermal power plant emission standards laid down by the environment ministry in 2015. read more
Jul 24, 2018 13:25
The catch can be attributed to the thriving international shark fin trade, though environment ministry banned hunting of sharks for fins in 2013. read more
Jul 23, 2018 19:05
All states and union territories have been asked to communicate to temples, mosques, gurudwaras and churches about the ill-effects of single-use plastic and encourage their staff and visitors not to use those, minister of state for environment Mahesh... read more
Jul 17, 2018 00:40
The line, along India’s 7,500 km coastline, will take into account a possible rise in sea level due to climate change; it is expected to impact coastal projects. read more
Jul 09, 2018 07:07
An environment ministry notification said the noise limits would replace and supersede the ambient air quality. read more
Jul 08, 2018 08:10
The Union ministry is expected to issue advisories to the state governments. The District Magistrate (DM) is empowered to enforce section 144, that prohibits the gathering of more than four people. read more
Jul 05, 2018 23:15
The Central Pollution Control Board was tasked with framing the standards that remain to be approved by the environment ministry. read more