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Tag: Environment Ministry

Guardians of the forest
Environment Ministry takes steps for faster clearances of infra projects

The move was justified by saying that it was aimed at "encouraging the efficiency, transparency and accountability in the functioning of SEIAAs" without diluting any regulatory safeguards.

Plastic Packaging
Environment Ministry Notifies Guidelines On EPR For Plastic Packaging

The government has also called for establishing of a centralised online portal by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for the registration as well as filing of annual returns by producers, importers and brand-owners, plastic waste processors of plastic packaging waste by March 31.

Odisha Top Beneficiary Of CAMPA Funds

New Delhi: Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have received the maximum funds from the Environment Ministry as part of the Rs 47,000 crore Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) funds. The funds were handed over by the Ministry of Environment to various states on August 29 this year. Odisha is at the top […]

Delhi govt directs all departments to abolish use of single-use plastic items

New Delhi: The Delhi government has directed all its departments to abolish the use of single-use plastic items like water bottles, plastic cups, plates, jugs, folders, banners and glasses in offices and at official events. Delhi’s Environment Ministry has issued an order to all the government departments telling them to phase out the use of […]

Environment Ministry fined Rs 2 lakh by SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs two lakh on the Environment Ministry for not fixing emission norms of Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide for 34 categories of industries — important to mitigate air pollution in Delhi and the NCR. The emission norms are significant as these industries, engaged in producing […]

New wetland rules notified; states to make lists of wetlands

New Delhi: The Environment Ministry on Thursday notified the new Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017, to prohibit dumping of industrial waste and effluents and related environmentally harmful activities. Under the new rules that replace the 2010 rules, the central government has empowered the states and union territories to identify and manage their wetlands. Under […]

Environment Ministry to launch national level quiz on Teachers' Day

New Delhi: The Environment Ministry will launch an awareness initiative, under which an online quiz competition ‘Prakriti Khoj’ will be conducted at the national level on September 5, on the occasion of Teachers’ Day, a statement said. The ministry in the statement said that it will be an ideal medium to reach out to young […]

Environ Min rejects Vedanta's mining proposal in Niyamgiri

Environment Ministry on Friday rejected Vedanta's controversial bauxite mining proposal in Niyamgiri, official sources said