ENVIRONMENT

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

Minister urges students to help overcome plastic pollution

VINIT WAHI / NEW DELHI Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has urged school children to become environment protectors and help the government and society overcome the menace of plastic pollution. The Minister was addressing a gathering of over 10,000 school children here today, who had assembled to participate in Envithon – a mini-marathon, organised in … Continue reading Minister urges students to help overcome plastic pollution

Govt making efforts for all electric vehicles by 2030: Harsh Vardhan

AMN Union minister Harsh Vardhan said that Centre is making efforts to ensure that all vehicles in the country run on electricity by 2030. He was speaking to reporters today after a function in Mumbai where Maharashtra government signed Memorandum of Understanding with Tata Motors, Mahindra and EESL for supply of electric vehicles and charging … Continue reading Govt making efforts for all electric vehicles by 2030: Harsh Vardhan

Assam to adopt modern technology to save rhino poaching

The Assam government will adopt modern technology to prevent rhino poaching at the Kaziranga national park. Assam Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya said that in a bid to keep round the clock vigil, drones will be deployed at the park. He further said that, apart from drones, modern gazette named as Electronic Eye will also be … Continue reading Assam to adopt modern technology to save rhino poaching

NGT asks Delhi, other states to respond to WHO report on most-polluted cities

AMN / NEW DELHI The National Green Tribunal has asked Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Bihar to respond to a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report on 20 most-polluted cities in the world. According to the WHO global air pollution database, 14 out of the 15 most-polluted cities in the world in terms … Continue reading NGT asks Delhi, other states to respond to WHO report on most-polluted cities

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