Articles about Ministry of Environment

What is single-use plastic ban coming into effect from today

01 Jul 2022

India
What is single-use plastic ban coming into effect from today

The ban on single-use plastic came into effect on Friday despite requests by the industry associations not to impose a blanket ban but implement it in a phased manner.

India succeeds in breeding the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard

08 Jan 2020

India
India succeeds in breeding the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard

India has reportedly succeeded in the breeding of the bird species Great Indian bustard (scientific name: Ardeotis nigriceps) through a state-sponsored conservation program.

After brouhaha, government will NOT ban single-use plastic

01 Oct 2019

India
After brouhaha, government will NOT ban single-use plastic

From ramparts of Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about waging a war against single-use plastic. Listing how it harms the environment, he urged countrymen to switch to cloth bags for daily use.

Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

19 Sep 2019

Career
Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

30 Aug 2019

Career
Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

These women IAS/IPS officers led #KodaguFloods relief-efforts from the front

14 Aug 2019

Inspirational
These women IAS/IPS officers led #KodaguFloods relief-efforts from the front

Last week, Karnataka's Kodagu district was lashed by devastating rains that triggered landslides and floods in 79 villages. It received 897mm of rain between August 5-11- 468% more than normal.

Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

07 Jul 2019

India
Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Four Indians, including Environment Ministry's consultant, died

11 Mar 2019

India
Ethiopian Airlines crash: Four Indians, including Environment Ministry's consultant, died

Four Indians lost their lives in the Ethiopian Airlines' jet crash which happened on Sunday morning, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has confirmed.

Comprehensive-study to assess environmental flow of Yamuna to be undertaken

27 Jan 2019

India
Comprehensive-study to assess environmental flow of Yamuna to be undertaken

A comprehensive study to assess the minimum required environmental flow of the Yamuna river will be undertaken by the government, according to officials.

Complete Chandni Chowk parking-lot by September 2020: Delhi-HC to NDMC

30 Dec 2018

Delhi
Complete Chandni Chowk parking-lot by September 2020: Delhi-HC to NDMC

The Delhi High Court has directed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to ensure completion of a parking lot at Gandhi Maidan in crowded Chandni Chowk area of the walled city by September 2020.

IIT-Kanpur's plan to wash away Delhi's pollution awaits clearance

14 Nov 2018

India
IIT-Kanpur's plan to wash away Delhi's pollution awaits clearance

In an unprecedented approach to tackling pollution in India, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), in collaboration with IIT-Kanpur, had earlier announced plans to wash away Delhi's toxic air using artificial rains.

People protest outside Environment Ministry office against increasing pollution

06 Nov 2018

Delhi
People protest outside Environment Ministry office against increasing pollution

A group of people gathered outside the office of the Environment Ministry today to protest the alarming rise in the pollution level that has raised health concerns.

Diwali Pollution: 'Green crackers' to the rescue?

05 Nov 2018

India
Diwali Pollution: 'Green crackers' to the rescue?

Let's be honest here- we Indians are a bit strange.

Shut coal, biomass industries; minimize use of private vehicles: CPCB

27 Oct 2018

India
Shut coal, biomass industries; minimize use of private vehicles: CPCB

Stringent measures, including minimization of private vehicles and shutdown of coal and biomass industries, are recommended by the CPCB-led task force between November 1-10 to deal with the alarming increase of pollution in Delhi.

Delhi's air-quality deteriorates to 'very poor' for first-time this season

17 Oct 2018

Delhi
Delhi's air-quality deteriorates to 'very poor' for first-time this season

Delhi's air quality for the first time this season deteriorated to 'very poor' category with several areas in the national capital nearing towards severe levels of pollution, according to authorities.

NGT summons Delhi-govt official to explain action-plan on climate change

12 Oct 2018

India
NGT summons Delhi-govt official to explain action-plan on climate change

The National Green Tribunal has summoned an official of the Environment Department in Delhi to explain the proposed amendments made by AAP government in the State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC).

Environment Ministry might ban these 4 plastic products

29 Sep 2018

India
Environment Ministry might ban these 4 plastic products

The Union Environment Ministry might impose a uniform, countrywide blanket ban on four single-use plastic products - styrofoam cups, plastic water bottles, disposable plastic cutlery, and all plastic carry bags.

#CareerBytes: Tips to crack the UPSC exam

06 Sep 2018

India
#CareerBytes: Tips to crack the UPSC exam

The UPSC Civil services exam is one of the toughest exams in India, thus thorough preparation and solid determination are the keys to cracking it.

Unbelievable! Bengaluru, India's Garden City, more polluted than Delhi

14 Aug 2018

India
Unbelievable! Bengaluru, India's Garden City, more polluted than Delhi

Air pollution is no longer Delhi's domain.

Landslides in Manipur are mostly 'anthropogenically' induced: Environment Ministry

12 Aug 2018

India
Landslides in Manipur are mostly 'anthropogenically' induced: Environment Ministry

Every year, during monsoon, landslides claim a number of lives in Manipur, which has already witnessed six major landslides this year.

Meteorological factors improved Delhi air-quality; source still not addressed: Greenpeace

29 Jul 2018

India
Meteorological factors improved Delhi air-quality; source still not addressed: Greenpeace

Noting that air quality in the national capital had improved due to meteorological factors and not by addressing the "source of pollution", Greenpeace India stressed the need for taking comprehensive action to contain such sources for sustained clean air days.

Center removes JNU professor accused of sexual harassment from EPCA

15 Jul 2018

India
Center removes JNU professor accused of sexual harassment from EPCA

The Center has removed a JNU professor, accused of sexual harassment, from the Supreme Court-empowered Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), tasked with taking various measures to tackle air pollution.

Delhi Police rescues four malnourished, tortured horses used for weddings

08 Jul 2018

India
Delhi Police rescues four malnourished, tortured horses used for weddings

The Delhi police rescued four malnourished horses, which are used for weddings, recently from different areas, after PETA India lodged a complaint.

Speed up 'National Clean Air Programme' roll-out, Greenpeace-India urges govt

17 Jun 2018

India
Speed up 'National Clean Air Programme' roll-out, Greenpeace-India urges govt

With a massive haze of dust enveloping Delhi and pollution levels dropping to "severe" category, Greenpeace India urged Union Environment Ministry to speed up rolling out its National Clean Air Programme, which proposes multiple strategies to combat air pollution.

Air quality in Delhi remains beyond 'severe' for third day

14 Jun 2018

India
Air quality in Delhi remains beyond 'severe' for third day

The air quality in Delhi remained beyond the "severe" level for the third-day with the PM10 level beyond 796 in Delhi-NCR and 830 in Delhi, particularly.

Delhi's IGI airport expansion plan gets approved by Environment Ministry

09 Jun 2018

Delhi
Delhi's IGI airport expansion plan gets approved by Environment Ministry

Delhi airport officials can finally start the expansion work, after getting the much-needed permission from Union Environment Ministry.

UGC directs universities to ban plastic cups, bottles on campus

19 May 2018

India
UGC directs universities to ban plastic cups, bottles on campus

The UGC has directed all varsities and higher educational institutions to ban the use of plastic cups, lunch packets, straws, bottles, and bags on their campuses.

Start anti-pollution fight under NCAP with Delhi: SC tells Center

10 May 2018

Delhi
Start anti-pollution fight under NCAP with Delhi: SC tells Center

Taking into account Delhi's rising air pollution, the SC today asked the Center to start the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) with the capital.

Delhi's air-quality improves; some anti-pollution GRAP measures to be lifted

28 Feb 2018

India
Delhi's air-quality improves; some anti-pollution GRAP measures to be lifted

Starting tomorrow, Delhi's Badarpur power plant that's been shut for over four months can start temporary operation, ban on diesel generators will be lifted, and hundreds of brick kilns can resume production.

Generated 2.53L central-government jobs in 2 years: Government in Budget-2018

06 Feb 2018

India
Generated 2.53L central-government jobs in 2 years: Government in Budget-2018

In Budget 2018, the government proposed various measures for generating more employment opportunities. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said they would create as many as 75 lakh jobs.

Why focus on businesses, not on pilgrims?: NGT raps Amarnath

15 Nov 2017

India
Why focus on businesses, not on pilgrims?: NGT raps Amarnath

Two days after capping the number of daily visitors to Vaishno Devi reportedly over environmental concerns, the NGT has now turned its attention to Amarnath in J&K.

World Bank refused, temples gave money for Sardar Sarovar Dam

17 Sep 2017

India
World Bank refused, temples gave money for Sardar Sarovar Dam

Dedicating the 2nd biggest dam in the world to the people of India, Modi said that the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada faced many hurdles.

NITI Aayog backs proposed law for heavy penalties on polluters

30 Aug 2017

India
NITI Aayog backs proposed law for heavy penalties on polluters

Thousands of polluting industries, including sugar producers, distilleries, pharmaceutical units, mining units, etc. have been issued closure orders by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for violating pollution norms.

Genetically-modified Mustard to be commercially cultivated

13 May 2017

India
Genetically-modified Mustard to be commercially cultivated

The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee has given clearance for the commercial cultivation of genetically modified mustard. It has forwarded the approval to the Ministry of Environment and Forests for consideration.

Bengaluru cinemas, restaurants ordered to provide clean drinking water free

25 Apr 2017

Bengaluru
Bengaluru cinemas, restaurants ordered to provide clean drinking water free

Multiplexes and restaurants in Bengaluru have been directed by a consumer court to provide clean drinking water to their customers for free.

Bengaluru police to launch new app for jurisdiction

17 Apr 2017

Bengaluru
Bengaluru police to launch new app for jurisdiction

Bengaluru Police is set to inaugurate 'Know Your Police Station' in April, an app to lead complainants to the right police station-one which their localities fall under.

Kaziranga documentary: 5-yr ban on BBC in all national parks

15 Apr 2017

India
Kaziranga documentary: 5-yr ban on BBC in all national parks

The government has enforced a five-year ban on BBC from shooting in any Indian animal park or wildlife sanctuary.

Mumbai: 2 Vasai societies fighting for water-connection since a decade

13 Apr 2017

Mumbai
Mumbai: 2 Vasai societies fighting for water-connection since a decade

The Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation has failed to provide 2 housing societies in Vasai's Evershine City with a water connection since they were formed in 2007.

Assam govt: BBC promotes poachers' cause

03 Apr 2017

India
Assam govt: BBC promotes poachers' cause

The National Tiger Conservation Authority has issued a show-cause notice to BBC, over their documentary on the Kaziranga National Park. The Assam government lodged a formal complaint as well.

American brewery recycles sewage water for new pale ale

25 Mar 2017

Technology
American brewery recycles sewage water for new pale ale

San Diego brewery Stone Brewing recently unveiled Full Circle, a pale ale made with treated sewage water.