ENVIRONMENT

NGT seeks status from States on vehicular air pollution

National Green Tribunal, today issued notices to chief secretaries of all states and Union Territories seeking status on prevention of air pollution with regard to vehicular traffic. The Tribunal also directed them to come up with ideas to counter air pollution in respective states and Union Territories.

Australia helps to clean Ganga

Australia has assured India that it would extend full technological support for the ambitious project to cleanse the Ganga, saying measures like controlling effluent discharge could be used to clean the river. Australia has promised its full support to Ganga Rejuvenation plan. This was communicated by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop when she … Continue reading Australia helps to clean Ganga

1st phase of Operation ‘Chuka Lhyakhmo’ launched in J&K

 First Phase of Operation Chuka Lhyakhmo (Clean River) was launched today during an impressive function organized at Syed Mehdi Memorial Hall Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir, by District Police Kargil in collaboration with District Administration. A impressive Skit was presented on the theme Cleanliness of the society and Suru River. Briefing on the project, SSP … Continue reading 1st phase of Operation ‘Chuka Lhyakhmo’ launched in J&K

NGT directs Real Estate Sector to check air pollution

The National Green Tribunal, NGT, has directed Real Estate Sector in the National Capital Region to check air pollution caused by dust emanating from construction sites. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar Friday ordered an immediate halt to all construction activity in the national capital region that do not follow rules stipulated … Continue reading NGT directs Real Estate Sector to check air pollution

Govt to colour code industries based on pollution potential

The Centre has decided to re-categorise industries into Red, Orange, and Green based on pollution potential in order to adopt pollution criteria. Briefing media in New Delhi last evening, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar said, a resolution to this effect was adopted at the two-day State Environment and Forest Ministers’ Conference. … Continue reading Govt to colour code industries based on pollution potential

PM launches national air quality index

Says environment, development can go hand in hand Our Correspondent – The Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India could lead the world to save from threat of global warming. Addressing the two-day conference of State Environment and Forest Ministers in New Delhi today Mr Modi emphasised that environment and development could go hand … Continue reading PM launches national air quality index

Monsoon to stay for more time

By Anoop Kumar Painuli

NEW DELHI: Monsoon is unlikely to return during the next week as per normal pattern. Current and prognostic meteorological conditions indicate that withdrawal of the monsoon will be delayed.

Mumbai Oil spill not an environmental concern

NEW DELHI: (AMN) Union Environment Minister Jayanti Natrajan Monday allayed fear that the Oil spill at a Mumbai beach was an environmental concern.

PM for effective environmental safety

By Anoop Kumar Painuli

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has emphasised the need to put in place a legal and regulatory framework for effective environmental protection.

Delhi to Plant Million Tree

Vinit Wahi
NEW DELHI:  Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit will launch “Plant a Tree This Monsoon Till a Million Tree” campaign starting from 23rd July, 2011. The objective is to strive, to achieve the national target of 33% of green cover in the city by 2012.

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