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23,473 Fire Incidents Reported From Different Forests In Odisha: Environment Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Forest and Environment Minister B K Arukha told the Assembly on Wednesday that 23,473 fire incidents were reported from different forests in the state since January this year. Replying to separate questions in the Assembly the minister said the fire incidents were mostly ground fire and not crown fire for which there had […]

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AAP Observes 'Dhoka Diwas' over Delay In Regularisation Of Unauthorised Colonies

New Delhi: AAP members led by senior leader Gopal Rai on Saturday observed ‘Dhoka Diwas’ against the Modi government, accusing it of delaying regularisation of unauthorised colonies in the national capital. The protest was held outside BJP headquarters where AAP members held black placards bearing messages that the BJP had deceived the residents of unauthorised […]

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Delhi government forms inspection team to check pollution

New Delhi: With Delhi air quality worsening, Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Thursday formed an inspection team to carry out surprise checks in the capital to check air pollution violations. Hussain asserted that the inspections by the six-member committee will be carried out to check “ground level steps” being taken by various municipal and local […]

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Need to step up efforts to manage electronic waste: Environment Minister

New Delhi: Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday the government was trying to ensure better management of electronic waste but the implementation was tardy. “The government is trying to understand to ensure better management of e-waste, but things are not rushing and moving fast at the ground level,” Vardhan said here at the […]

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India to achieve land degradation neutrality by 2030: Minister

New Delhi: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Friday that the government is committed to achieve land degradation neutrality (LDN) by 2030. In a statement issued here on the eve of “World Day to Combat Desertification”, the Minister said that India was focusing on sustainable land and resource management for livelihood generation at community level. […]

Centre to 'revisit' pollution categorisation of industries

New Delhi: The government has decided to “revisit” the three-colour categorisation for classification of industries as per their pollution potential, Lok Sabha was told today. “The government has decided to ‘revisit’ the categorisation system for classification of industries under red, orange and green categories,” Environment minister Prakash Javadekar said while replying to a question. He […]