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Rules relaxed for some gene-edited plants, organisms

The changes, approved by the Union ministry of environment and forest on Wednesday, follow recommendations from the department of biotechnology and the department of agriculture, research and education.

Image used only for representation.
Image used only for representation.
Updated on Mar 31, 2022 12:15 AM IST

Centre notifies guidelines on plastic packaging

Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav took to social media to announce the notification of the new Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022, late on Thursday night

Plastic manufacturers say there could be some disruption in meeting the timelines. (AFP)
Plastic manufacturers say there could be some disruption in meeting the timelines. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 19, 2022 04:54 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Centre to introduce guidelines on relocation of tigers soon

Union environment ministry officials said success with the tiger relocation could be replicated elsewhere.

The National Tiger Conservation Authority in India will soon come out with guidelines for the reintroduction of tigers that can used by other Tiger Range Countries. (HT file)
The National Tiger Conservation Authority in India will soon come out with guidelines for the reintroduction of tigers that can used by other Tiger Range Countries. (HT file)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 03:52 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Tweaks in green laws may dilute safeguards, warn experts

The Biological Diversity Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021, tabled in Parliament on 9 December by environment minister Bhupender Yadav, provides exemptions to projects promoting Indian medicine systems, also known as Ayush. 

Legal experts are concerned that large-scale reforms will sidestep environmental concerns. (AFP)
Legal experts are concerned that large-scale reforms will sidestep environmental concerns. (AFP)
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 09:08 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Govt committed to ensure clean air, healthy life to all: Bhupender Yadav

Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav said since different cities have a different set of factors contributing to air pollution, focusing on the airshed is important.

“Chaired the first meeting of the Apex Committee of the National Clean Air Programme. India has been at the forefront of taking up policy approaches that give paramount importance to conserving ecology,” Union minister Bhupender Yadav tweeted.(Twitter/@byadavbjp)
“Chaired the first meeting of the Apex Committee of the National Clean Air Programme. India has been at the forefront of taking up policy approaches that give paramount importance to conserving ecology,” Union minister Bhupender Yadav tweeted.(Twitter/@byadavbjp)
Published on Dec 17, 2021 08:53 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Government panel approves mining on non-forest land without lease clearance

According to minutes of a FAC meeting dated October 28, which was uploaded on the ministry’s Parivesh website earlier this month and seen by HT, the committee approved commencing of mining in non-forest land but also imposed certain conditions.

The panel ruled that plans for mining in non-forest areas of a coal block will not involve any forest area (Agencies/Representative use.)
The panel ruled that plans for mining in non-forest areas of a coal block will not involve any forest area (Agencies/Representative use.)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 03:36 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Centre says no to e-rickshaws in Matheran

This means tourists will have to continue using horses and hand-drawn rickshaws.

The ministry of environment, forest and climate change turned down the state’s request citing a pending petition before the SC.(HT File Photo)
The ministry of environment, forest and climate change turned down the state’s request citing a pending petition before the SC.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2018 01:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai
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