Responding to a question in the Lok Sabha on July 26, Minister of State for Environment Babul Supriyo said the ministry gave permission to cut 1.09 crore trees for development purposes between 2014 and 2019.
Responding to a question in Lok Sabha, MoS for Environment Babul Supriyo said the ministry gave permission to cut 1.09 crore trees for development purposes between 2014 and 2019.
The April 16 notice from the Environment Ministry has asked the company to respond within 15 days.
The key components of the NCAP include city-specific air pollution abatement action plans for 100 polluting cities of the country, increasing the number of monitoring stations, data dissemination, public participation on planning and implementation.
The plan identifies timelines for agencies to take action under various categories like air quality monitoring, action to reduce vehicular emissions, and non-motorised transport (NMT) network among others.
Environment minister Harsh Vardhan held delegation-level talks with Brune Poirson, French Minister of State for Ecological and Inclusive Transition.
Vardhan said the clean air programme has been taken up in Delhi and the ministry is trying to make it a model.
The Environment Ministry plans to modify existing guidelines for conducting cost benefit analysis of diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes.
A Bombay High Court bench of chief justice Manjula Chellur and justice GS Kulkarni, on April 24, 2017, sought the appearance of the additional solicitor general before it on May 3, 2017, to clarify R
As per the information received from the Ministry of Urban Development, the proportion of green area in the National Capital Region (NCR) has declined from 4.26% in 1999, to 3.30% in 2012, environment minister R
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said the initiative has been taken in pursuance of the Railways' commitment towards environmental improvement and sustainable development.
"The discussions are on to increase the deadline. I think it should be extended (beyond December 2017) because it should be done in a way so that the poor should not be affected," the minister added.
The Environment Ministry got an increase of nearly 19 percent in its budgetary allocation for the next fiscal even as environmental bodies said that Union Budget has failed to acknowledge the problem of pollution.
The Environment Ministry today gave its observations to the proposal sent by the Tamil Nadu government for lifting of the ban on bull-taming sport jallikatu and returned it to the Home Ministry for final decision.
The environment ministry has dropped a Rs 50,000 crore mining project proposal from ArcelorMittal.
The company recently informed the Coal Ministry that the prior allottee (of Chotia coal block) did not create any mining infrastructure in the underground parts and only mined the opencast portion of Chotia I coal block which is exhausted, an official said.
Refusing to stay a December 9, 2016, notification issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), exempting real estate projects from obtaining prior environmental clearance, a bench headed by NGT chief justice Swatanter R
In a bid to cut emissions, state-run power giant NTPC has decided to replace its over 25 year old power plants totalling 11 GW capacity in the next five years at an investment of Rs 50,000 crore.
Maharashtra government has received all the necessary clearances from all authorities concerned for setting up of a huge statue of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj off Arabian Sea in Mumbai.
Although it has already notified the unified building bye-laws, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has informed a bench headed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) chairperson, justice Swatanter Kumar that it will not implement R
In July 2014, NTPC was given temporary permission to transport imported coal, up to 1.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), for one year. It was later extended for one more year till June 2016 with a condition that the company will submit a detailed study to the ministry.
JK Lakshmi Cement has received environment clearance for expansion of its limestone mine output in Rajasthan, entailing an investment of Rs 120 crore.
The Environment Ministry has received more than 2,300 projects for environmental clearance in the last three years, Lok Sabha was informed today.
Adani Enterprises plans to build a copper smelter with an eye to furthering its ambitions in the solar sector, said a source familiar with the plan
"The Ministry has not issued any draft notification on National Forest Policy. What has been uploaded on the website was a study done by Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal," Director General of Forest Sharad Negi said in a statement.