ENVIRONMENT

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

International Tiger Day celebrated

  AMN International Tiger Day was celebrated today. Global Tiger Day is celebrated every year on 29 July to raise awareness about tiger conservation. In Madhya Pradesh, State Tiger Foundation Society of Forest Department is organizing wall painting competition in 6 cities to raise awareness and support for tiger conservation. Students and general public will … Continue reading International Tiger Day celebrated

Govt proposes to set up 3,000 Van Dhan Kendras across country

  ONKAR SINGH / NEW DELHI The government has proposed to set up 3,000 Van Dhan Kendras involving 30,000 self-help groups of tribal community across the country to provide skill up-gradation and capacity building training for value addition of forest produce. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the Van Dhan Scheme on 14th of April … Continue reading Govt proposes to set up 3,000 Van Dhan Kendras across country

Maharashtra bans single-use plastic

Errant users & manufacturers to face strong action AMN / MUMBAI The statewide ban on single-use plastic items comes into effect in Maharashtra today. Heavy fine will be imposed on those caught using these items. Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam said, errant manufacturers will face a strong action, but common people and small traders will not … Continue reading Maharashtra bans single-use plastic

Situation arising out of dusty haze should become normal in 1 or 2 days: Govt

AMN / NEW DELHI Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the situation arising out of dusty haze should become normal in 1 or 2 days. He said dust storm from Rajasthan resulted in deterioration of air quality and high levels of PM 10 in Delhi. Mr Vardhan said government has issued an alert, convened a … Continue reading Situation arising out of dusty haze should become normal in 1 or 2 days: Govt

Gadkari promises to clean 80% of Ganga by March 2019

AMN / New Delhi Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari has reiterated government’s commitment of cleaning Ganga by 80 per cent till March next year. He said, his Ministry was working with great responsibility to achieve this feat before general election next year. Mr. Gadkari was speaking on the occasion … Continue reading Gadkari promises to clean 80% of Ganga by March 2019

Defending the environmental defenders

By Shobha Shukla Violations of the environmental rights of communities and individuals are on the rise in Asia Pacific and worldwide. Statistics released by Global Witness reveals that in 2017, 197 people were killed (on an average 4 per week) for defending their land and/or natural resources, underscoring the escalating violence in a global economy … Continue reading Defending the environmental defenders

World Environment Day celebrations in India as historic: UN Environment chief

AMN / NEW DELHI UN Environment chief Erik Solheim has termed the World Environment Day celebrations in India as historic. Mr. Solheim said, India has demonstrated global leadership by announcing that it will phase out single-use plastics by 2022 and that it is now up to other countries to follow it. He added that the … Continue reading World Environment Day celebrations in India as historic: UN Environment chief

India committed to cut 35% carbon emission by 2030: PM Modi

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India was committed to reduce 33 to 35 percent of the emissions intensity of its GDP by 2030. Addressing World Environment Day Event here, Mr Modi said, India’s culture is living in harmony with nature. He said, as India celebrates this important occasion … Continue reading India committed to cut 35% carbon emission by 2030: PM Modi

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