There has been a net increase of 5871 square kilometres in the country’s forest, Rajya Sabha was informed yesterday. Quoting the latest report on the state of forests in India, Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the total forest cover in the country is 697,898 square kilometres which is over 21 per cent … Continue reading India’s green cover increased by 5871 sq km
France has said that India will play a leading role at the crucial UN climate change conference in Paris later this year. Top French climate change officials, who are on an India visit, said initiatives like creating an alliance of solar power rich countries talked about by Prime Minister Narendra Modi are the ones which … Continue reading France hails India’s efforts ahead o Paris climate meet
The government today said that it has approved 20,000 crore rupees for rejuvenating the Ganga river. The Namami Ganga programme envisages cent per cent funding by the central government to clean the entire river. Informing this in the Lok Sabha, water resources and Ganga rejuvenation minister Uma Bharti in a written reply said that during … Continue reading Govt approves Rs 20,000 cr for rejuvenating Ganga river
Environment and Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar has said National Forest Policy is being revised to improve forest quality with participation of tribals and forest dwellers. Talking to media persons on achievements of his Ministry in one year of NDA rule, the Minister said more than 20,000 hectare have been added to forest … Continue reading Govt clears 222 eco-sensitive zones to safeguard wildlife
The World Environment Day observed in India as elsewhere in the orld. With increasing concern about climate change across the world, this year’s slogan of the day was “Seven Billion Dreams: One Planet, Consume with Care”. Ascertained by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Day is observed every year on 5th June to raise … Continue reading World Environment Day observed
A team of 100 volunteers has set a new world record by planting 49,672 trees in one hour in Bhutan. They smashed the previous record by almost 10,000 trees. It had been set by the Indian team three years ago. Bhutan’s planters gathered in the capital, Thimphu, for their feat, which Guinness World Records confirmed. … Continue reading Bhutan sets new record for tree planting
National Green Tribunal, NGT has imposed hefty fines on five-star hotels, malls and hospitals for not installing proper rainwater harvesting systems in their premises. A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said yesterday that these units have even not cared to take the steps to install rainwater harvesting systems even after several reminders. … Continue reading Hotels, malls, hospitals fined over rainwater harvesting
Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti has stressed on the need for a comprehensive policy to address the issue of indiscriminate withdrawal of groundwater, which has led to over exploitation of ground water in some areas. Addressing the meeting of Parliamentary Consultative Committee in New Delhi, Ms Bharti said, the supply and demand side management should … Continue reading Uma Bharti for policy on indiscriminate withdrawal of groundwater
Gujarat High Court has ordered shutting down of 67 sand mining units in the Gir Forest Sanctuary, the only abode of Asiatic lions. A two-judge bench of the High Court, comprising Justice Jayant Patel and Justice G.B. Shah passed the order on a public interest litigation. The order came after the Gujarat forest department submitted … Continue reading Guj HC orders shutting down of 67 sand mining units Gir sanctuary
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.
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