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  • Tribals' involvement crucial in tackling emissions from deforestation: Harsh Vardhan Aug 30, 2018 06:44 PM IST

    Tribals' involvement crucial in tackling emissions from deforestation: Harsh Vardhan

    REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) aims to achieve climate change mitigation by incentivising forest conservation.

  • National Clean Air Programme likely to be notified by July end: Environment Ministry Jul 05, 2018 10:35 AM IST

    National Clean Air Programme likely to be notified by July end: Environment Ministry

    The Environment Ministry has prepared the draft NCAP with an objective to come up with a comprehensive plan for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution, and to augment the air quality monitoring network across the country.

  • India can achieve environment-related targets in a year if states work together: Harsh Vardhan Jun 04, 2018 02:37 PM IST

    India can achieve environment-related targets in a year if states work together: Harsh Vardhan

    The 'State of Environment Report India 2015' was released by the Vardhan at the conference.

  • Expecting PM to inaugurate global celebrations on World Environment Day: Harsh Vardhan May 15, 2018 08:13 AM IST

    Expecting PM to inaugurate global celebrations on World Environment Day: Harsh Vardhan

    "Reviewed preparations for #WorldEnvironmentDay2018. Expecting @narendramodi to inaugurate global celebrations with participation of several countries and @UNEnvironment. The yearlong programme's main theme is #BeatPlasticPollution. @moefcc," Vardhan tweeted.

  • Harsh Vardhan confident BJP will win 2019 Lok Sabha polls May 03, 2018 05:05 PM IST

    Harsh Vardhan confident BJP will win 2019 Lok Sabha polls

    Speaking at an event to lay the Foundation Stone of a new building of his ministry, Vardhan said the structure would be ready by 2021 and Modi would be inaugurating it as the prime minister.

  • Will achieve 100GW solar target ahead of 2022: Harsh Vardhan Apr 07, 2018 05:45 PM IST

    Will achieve 100GW solar target ahead of 2022: Harsh Vardhan

    "The government has set a target of 175GW of renewable power by 2022 and out of it 100GW should be in solar. It will not be a problem," he said.

  • Earth Hour: Harsh Vardhan asks people to switch off lights for an hour on March 24 Mar 23, 2018 09:41 PM IST

    Earth Hour: Harsh Vardhan asks people to switch off lights for an hour on March 24

    "Tomorrow, on March 24, as we celebrate Earth Hour, I will switch off all non-essential lights in my office and residence from 8:30 to 9:30 pm in support for action against nature loss. I urge you to do the same," an official statement quoted the minister as saying.

  • India has potential to become significant player in int bamboo market: Harsh Vardhan Mar 14, 2018 09:03 AM IST

    India has potential to become significant player in int bamboo market: Harsh Vardhan

    At a meeting held with the representatives of International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) here, the Minister emphasised the thrust given by the government to develop the bamboo sector to address various issues such as livelihood, climate change mitigation and land degradation, an official statement said.

  • India, France to institutionalise cooperation in environment conservation: Harsh Vardhan Mar 11, 2018 10:19 AM IST

    India, France to institutionalise cooperation in environment conservation: Harsh Vardhan

    Environment minister Harsh Vardhan held delegation-level talks with Brune Poirson, French Minister of State for Ecological and Inclusive Transition.

  • Japan ready to help India in addressing air pollution: Harsh Vardhan Feb 15, 2018 09:30 PM IST

    Japan ready to help India in addressing air pollution: Harsh Vardhan

    Vardhan also met Fiji's Attorney-General and Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and discussed various issues related to climate change issues

  • Hope to cut air pollution in 100 cities by 50% in next 5 years: Environment minister Feb 13, 2018 07:52 PM IST

    Hope to cut air pollution in 100 cities by 50% in next 5 years: Environment minister

    Vardhan said the clean air programme has been taken up in Delhi and the ministry is trying to make it a model.

  • India improving its rank in science, will lead the world one day: Harsh Vardhan Feb 12, 2018 07:23 PM IST

    India improving its rank in science, will lead the world one day: Harsh Vardhan

    The NDA government's efforts have ensured that "brain drain" has started to convert into "brain gain" for the country, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said.

  • India's fastest supercomputer established at Pune's IITM Jan 09, 2018 08:48 AM IST

    India's fastest supercomputer established at Pune's IITM

    Christened "Pratyush", meaning the sun, the High Performance Computing (HPC) facility has been established at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, and will be a national facility for improving weather and climate forecasts, an IITM release said.

  • Govt taking steps to reduce air pollution in Delhi-NCR: Harsh Vardhan Dec 29, 2017 09:25 AM IST

    Govt taking steps to reduce air pollution in Delhi-NCR: Harsh Vardhan

    Vardhan said the Union government was doing its best to reduce pollution levels but there was a need to create a mass movement involving people from all walks of life, including the youth.

  • IMD started issuing alerts about Ockhi from November 28: Harsh Vardhan Dec 04, 2017 08:04 AM IST

    IMD started issuing alerts about Ockhi from November 28: Harsh Vardhan

    In a statement, Vardhan said on the afternoon of November 29, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued the first bulletin of the cyclone warning and it was conveyed to all district officials in Kerala, the state disaster management authority and the chief secretary.

  • Climate change result of unsustainable lifestyle: India Nov 18, 2017 09:08 AM IST

    Climate change result of unsustainable lifestyle: India

    Making the country statement at the Conference of Parties (COP-23) yesterday, the minister said India's traditional wisdom to tackle climate change can be a "beacon of light".

  • Petrol, diesel vehicles have been banned within 500 metre of Taj Mahal: Union Minister Jul 19, 2017 09:00 AM IST

    Petrol, diesel vehicles have been banned within 500 metre of Taj Mahal: Union Minister

    In a written reply, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said a study had found that the white marble of the historic monument was turning yellow due to carbon pollution.

  • GST faces opposition out of politics or ignorance: Harsh Vardhan Jul 02, 2017 05:39 PM IST

    GST faces opposition out of politics or ignorance: Harsh Vardhan

    Listing out various benefits of the GST, he said it is the duty of everyone of the country to support it.

  • IT to bring transparency in pollution control efforts: Harsh Vardhan Jun 28, 2017 08:18 AM IST

    IT to bring transparency in pollution control efforts: Harsh Vardhan

    Expressing concern over the poor air quality in Delhi, the minister stressed the need for making a holistic action plan for air quality management at the local level, while directing pollution control boards to ensure strict adherence to timeline to achieve reduction in waste generation.

  • Harsh Vardhan gets additional charge of Environment Ministry May 18, 2017 01:33 PM IST

    Harsh Vardhan gets additional charge of Environment Ministry

    President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has directed that Harsh Vardhan, Cabinet Minister shall be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in addition to his exiting portfolios, a press release issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

  • India seeing remarkable growth in science under Modi: Harsh Vardhan May 04, 2017 07:30 AM IST

    India seeing remarkable growth in science under Modi: Harsh Vardhan

  • Website launched for govt map download, but Aadhaar mandatory Apr 10, 2017 07:41 PM IST

    Website launched for govt map download, but Aadhaar mandatory

    Using Aadhaar number, a person can download three maps every day from the portal (http://soinakshe.uk.gov.in/) launched today.

  • Tata Trusts, Lockheed Martin extend innovation partnerships Oct 07, 2016 09:28 AM IST

    Tata Trusts, Lockheed Martin extend innovation partnerships

    According to a statement from Tata Trusts, Union science and technology minister Harsh Vardhan made the announcement in the US.

  • Draft policies on coal-based urea, ethanol in 3 weeks: Gadkari Jul 06, 2016 10:10 AM IST

    Draft policies on coal-based urea, ethanol in 3 weeks: Gadkari

    Ministries of Chemical and Fertilizer and New and Renewable Energy will come out with the draft policies for manufacturing of coal-based urea and second generation ethanol in three weeks, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said.

  • Resil Chemicals Wins Prestigious National Award- 2016 by TDB for Commercialization of Indigenous Technology May 18, 2016 02:51 PM IST

    Resil Chemicals Wins Prestigious National Award- 2016 by TDB for Commercialization of Indigenous Technology

    Resil Chemicals won a prestigious National Award from the Technology Development Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, ...

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