ENVIRONMENT

Civil society for durable energy solution

TIA CORRESPONDENT
BHUBANESHWAR: Civil society here expressed deep concern over huge inequities in the supply of electricity between urban and rural areas. It said that despite massive investment and increase in the power generating capacity over 40% of the population has no access to electricity

India celebrates World Forestry Day

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said, “We must finish de-greening before we start greening projects.

TERI acquires super computers

ASHOK B SHARMA /TIA
NEW DELHI: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has acquired the latest state-of-the-art supercomputer from Wipro which would be used for quantification and understanding of the climate uncertainties by high resolution global and regional climate models.

Bali Roadmap basic for climate talks:BASIC

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NEW DELHI:The leaders of the BASIC countries, representing the developing world today urged that the Bali Roadmap should continue to be the template for future negotiations on combating global climate change.

Govt ban tobacco in plastics package

AMN
NEW DELHI: The Environment Ministry Monday issued a notification banning the use of plastics for packaging gutka and other tobacco products .The ban comes after it was pulled up by the Supreme Court for not implementing

Centre ambitious plan to save forests

AMN
THIRUVANANTPURAM:  The Centre has prepared an ambitious plan to improve the quality and quantity of forest cover in the country.

DAVP calendar to highlight rare species

NEW DELHI: In order to sensitize people about the environment and climate change and matters concerning the endangered species, the ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Friday released a calendar with the theme “India’s Endangered Species”. Released by the I and B minister Ambika Soni, ..

MoEF show cause notice to Jindal project

NEW DELHI: In another setback for the Orissa government, Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) Friday issued show cause notice to M/s Jindal Power Plant for the violation of Environment Protection Act for the proposed 6 MPTA integrated Steel Plant and 1000 MW Captive Power Plant at Kerjang,

Forest Committee red signal to Posco project

NEW DELHI: Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) set up by MoEF has asked the government not to give green signal to the Posco project, until forest rights are settled. It has recommended for settlement of forest rights first.Union Minister for Environment and Forest Independent charge Mr Jairam Ramesh..

Eight more tiger reserves soon

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The ministry of Environment and Forest has decided to set up eight more reserves for the wild cat within six months. The eight reserves will be in addition to the present 39 tiger sanctuaries.
The new tiger reserves include Satyamangalam Tiger Reserve, which used to be a hideout ..

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