Aug 30, 2018 06:44 PM IST
REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) aims to achieve climate change mitigation by incentivising forest conservation.
- Jul 05, 2018 10:35 AM IST
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.
- Jun 04, 2018 02:37 PM IST
The 'State of Environment Report India 2015' was released by the Vardhan at the conference.
- May 15, 2018 08:13 AM IST
"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.
- May 03, 2018 05:05 PM IST
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.
- Apr 07, 2018 05:45 PM IST
"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.
- Mar 23, 2018 09:41 PM IST
"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.
- Mar 14, 2018 09:03 AM IST
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.
- Mar 11, 2018 10:19 AM IST
Environment minister Harsh Vardhan held delegation-level talks with Brune Poirson, French Minister of State for Ecological and Inclusive Transition.
- Feb 15, 2018 09:30 PM IST
Vardhan also met Fiji's Attorney-General and Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and discussed various issues related to climate change issues
- Feb 13, 2018 07:52 PM IST
Vardhan said the clean air programme has been taken up in Delhi and the ministry is trying to make it a model.
- Feb 12, 2018 07:23 PM IST
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.
- Jan 09, 2018 08:48 AM IST
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.
- Dec 29, 2017 09:25 AM IST
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.
- Dec 04, 2017 08:04 AM IST
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.
- Nov 18, 2017 09:08 AM IST
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".
- Jul 19, 2017 09:00 AM IST
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.
- Jul 02, 2017 05:39 PM IST
Listing out various benefits of the GST, he said it is the duty of everyone of the country to support it.
- Jun 28, 2017 08:18 AM IST
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.
- May 18, 2017 01:33 PM IST
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.
- May 04, 2017 07:30 AM IST
- Apr 10, 2017 07:41 PM IST
Using Aadhaar number, a person can download three maps every day from the portal (http://soinakshe.uk.gov.in/) launched today.
- Oct 07, 2016 09:28 AM IST
According to a statement from Tata Trusts, Union science and technology minister Harsh Vardhan made the announcement in the US.
- Jul 06, 2016 10:10 AM IST
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.
- May 18, 2016 02:51 PM IST
Resil Chemicals won a prestigious National Award from the Technology Development Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, ...