ENVIRONMENT

GD Agarwal gives up his life for Ganga

AMN / Rishikesh Enviornmentalist G D Agarwal, who was on an indefinite fast since June 22 to pressurise the government to clean river Ganga, has died at the AIIMS hospital in Rishikesh. He was 87. Agarwal, also known as Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand, was shifted by the police from Haridwar to AIIMS in Rishikesh yesterday … Continue reading GD Agarwal gives up his life for Ganga

Who was GD Agarwal?

AMN GD Agarwal, as Sant Swami Sanand, Sant Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand  who died on Thursday at AIIMS Rishikesh following long fast demanding cleansing of River Ganga, was an Indian Environmentalist and religious figure, professor, monk. He was the Patron of an NGO named the Ganga Mahasabha founded by the Madan Mohan Malviya in 1905 … Continue reading Who was GD Agarwal?

UN: Global temperature accelerating

WEB DESK A UN climate panel says the average temperature worldwide is likely to rise 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by as early as 2030. On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, released a report on the impact of 1.5 degrees of global warming. The report says human activities have pushed … Continue reading UN: Global temperature accelerating

PM Vouch for climate justice

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi has underlined the need to talk, write, debate, discuss and deliberate as much as possible on questions relating to the environment. At the same time, he said, it is vital to encourage research and innovation on subjects relating to the environment. In an article published in … Continue reading PM Vouch for climate justice

PM Modi gets UN Champions of Earth Award

AMN Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded with the prestigious United Nations Champions of the Earth Award. UN Environment has announced that Mr Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron have been awarded in the Policy Leadership category, for their efforts regarding their International Solar Alliance. The award also recognises the efforts for promoting new … Continue reading PM Modi gets UN Champions of Earth Award

World Ozone Day offers an opportunity to focus global attention on vital environmental issue: Harsh Vardhan

Vinit Wahi / NEW DELHI Stressing upon the need to strengthen active collaboration between the government, industries, industry associations and all stakeholders, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the World Ozone Day offers an opportunity to focus global attention and action on the vital environmental issue of … Continue reading World Ozone Day offers an opportunity to focus global attention on vital environmental issue: Harsh Vardhan

Clean Mobility is most powerful weapon in fight against Climate Change: PM

WASI IMAM / NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that Clean Mobility powered by Clean Energy was the most powerful weapon in the fight against Climate Change, and was the key driver of the economy. Inugurating India’s first Global Mobility Summit – MOVE in New Delhi today. Mr Modi said, this means a … Continue reading Clean Mobility is most powerful weapon in fight against Climate Change: PM

Satya S Tripathi appointed Assistant Secy General of UNEP

AMN Veteran Indian development economist Satya S Tripathi has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) by UN Chief António Guterres. Tripathi, who will succeed Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago, has since 2017 served as Senior Adviser on the 2030 … Continue reading Satya S Tripathi appointed Assistant Secy General of UNEP

Govt unlocks RS 66000 crore green fund to increase country’s forest cover

AMN / NEW DELHI The Centre has unlocked more than 66,000 crore rupees to increase the country’s forest cover. The fund is an accumulated amount of money which user agencies have been depositing as compensation for diverting forest land for non-forest purposes, including industries and infrastructure, over the last 10 years. The Centre has finally … Continue reading Govt unlocks RS 66000 crore green fund to increase country’s forest cover

Maharashtra’s Tree Plantation Drive Becomes a Mass Movement

Vinit Wahi Continuing with its resolve to make Maharashtra a Green State, and to attain the target of forest cover of 33% of its total land area, the State Government has embarked on an ambitious mega tree plantation campaign where it recently attained its target of planting 13 crore trees and registering it in the … Continue reading Maharashtra’s Tree Plantation Drive Becomes a Mass Movement

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