ENVIRONMENT

Govt committed to afforestation and increase in green cover: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Vinit Wahi / NEW DELHI Reiterating the Government’s commitment to afforestation and increasing the green cover, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that for a restructured National Bamboo Mission, an outlay of Rs. 1290 crore has been made to promote bamboo sector in a holistic manner. Recently, the … Continue reading Govt committed to afforestation and increase in green cover: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

India’s Forest cover increases slightly

Andalib Akhter / NEW DELHI India’s total forest cover increased by mere 0.2 per cent in the last two years, revealed the State of Forest Report 2017, released by the Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan and Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State, Ministry of Environment & Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) here today. The 15th State … Continue reading India’s Forest cover increases slightly

Last 3 years hottest on record: UN Weather Agency

WEB DESK United Nations weather agency has said that the last three years were the hottest on record, underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet. World Meteorological Organization said, consolidated data from five leading international weather agencies shows that 2015, 2016 and 2017 have been confirmed as the three warmest years on record. It said … Continue reading Last 3 years hottest on record: UN Weather Agency

Govt to launch clean air campaign from February 10 in Delhi

AMN / NEW DELHI Government will launch a clean air campaign from 10th of next month for clean air in Delhi. Chairing a meeting on mitigation of air pollution in New Delhi today, Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said, the two weeks campaign will be held in collaboration with Delhi Government, NDMC, CPCB and other … Continue reading Govt to launch clean air campaign from February 10 in Delhi

Constructions to be prohibited within 50 mts from Ganga in hilly areas: NGT

AMN / NEW DELHI Modifying its earlier order, the National Green Tribunal, NGT has said that construction activities will be prohibited within 50 metres from the edge of river Ganga in hilly areas as it will now be treated as No-Development Zone. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said that keeping in … Continue reading Constructions to be prohibited within 50 mts from Ganga in hilly areas: NGT

Amarnath shrine not declared as silent zone, Clarifies NGT

AMN The green tribunal headed by chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said the only restriction is that devotees will maintain silence in front of Shivlinga, not applicable to any other part. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday issued a clarification on the Amarnath matter saying it’s not declared a ‘silence zone’, and that silence restriction … Continue reading Amarnath shrine not declared as silent zone, Clarifies NGT

NGT declares Amarnath cave shrine ‘silence zone’

AMN National Green Tribunal, NGT Wednesday declared Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas as a silence zone and prohibited religious offerings beyond the entry point. The NGT said that declaring the area around the shrine a silence zone would be helpful in preventing avalanches and maintaining its pristine nature. The green panel also directed … Continue reading NGT declares Amarnath cave shrine ‘silence zone’

NGT pulls up Delhi govt over air pollution

AMN / NEW DELHI The National Green Tribunal today came down heavily on the Delhi government for not filing a comprehensive action plan on ways to deal with severe air pollution in the city and slammed authorities for holding the India-Sri Lanka cricket match despite bad air quality. During the hearing, the Delhi government said … Continue reading NGT pulls up Delhi govt over air pollution

UN chief calls for redouble efforts to respond to climate shocks

AMN Amid the growing impact of climate change around the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the global community to redouble efforts to help countries respond to climate shocks, especially the most vulnerable. “I am encouraged to see climate action taking hold, at all scales, at all levels, involving an ever-wider coalition … Continue reading UN chief calls for redouble efforts to respond to climate shocks

Govt issues advisory to states about harmful effects of straw burning

AMN / NEW DELHI The Agriculture Ministry has issued an advisory to the state governments to create awareness among the farmers about the harmful effects of straw burning. The Ministry, in a release, said burning of crop residue in states like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan contributes in increasing environmental pollution levels. In view … Continue reading Govt issues advisory to states about harmful effects of straw burning

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...