It is also the third month in a row to see record levels of Amazon deforestation, and the first time since records began that deforested area exceeded 1,000 square kilometres, dpa news agency reported.
Attending the World Environment Day programme at Gandhi Mandap in Guwahati, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government has decided to upgrade Raimona Sanctuary in BTR (Bodoland Territorial Region) to a national park.
Plastic waste is being collected through the 'Polythene Hatao, Paryavaran Bachao' (remove polythene, save environment) campaign and it is being used for road construction and as fuel in the cement industry.
"India's tourism icon and a symbol of earthly love, the 17th century white marble mausoleum, the Taj Mahal, is a victim of both nature and man. If the monument looks sick and pale to visitors, the reason is the dry and heavily polluted Yamuna that once formed an integral part of the Taj Mahal complex."
Fashion brands have initiated various projects making a commitment to move towards being more sustainable.
Announcing that India is focusing on production and usages of Ethanol for agriculture use, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said a roadmap for development in this sector has begun as it has become one of the major priorities of 21st century India.
“There is no tomorrow in saving the Mother Nature. So, let’s start today”. With this Mantra, he has started his mission for green surrounding in 1983. Since then he had never looked back and have successfully grown hundreds of plants of various species in his surroundings.
Passing through the hilly terrains of Rayagada district, the lush, green patches of forest cover in Muniguda and Bisamcuttack block will definitely attract you. It is the result of the hard work of the tribal women of these areas who have now cherished their efforts that they initiated a couple of years ago.
New Delhi: On World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday pitched for collective efforts to ensure that the planet becomes a better place for future generations. “On #WorldEnvironmentDay, we reiterate our pledge to preserve our planet’s rich biodiversity. Let us collectively do whatever possible to ensure the flora and fauna with whom we […]
BY CHHAYAL BHATT & MEGH MODI Ahmedabad: Just as you enter the iron gates of ‘Abhang Dwar’ (invincible gate), a horse-cart welcomes you. Look around and there are vintage wooden ghunghroo bells, bamboo chairs, old-world charm wooden benches. And between all this, stands a proud Toyota Corolla Altis painted all over by cow dung, competing […]
Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani here on the World Environment Day on Wednesday launched the country’s first emissions trading scheme (ETS) to encourage and incentivize the industrial units to cut air pollution. The theme of the World Environment Day, 2019, was air pollution. Under the scheme, the government will fix a cap on emissions […]
New Delhi: On World Environment Day on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated his commitment to ensure a cleaner planet and said living in harmony with the nature will lead to a better future. “Our planet and environment is something we all cherish greatly. Today, on World Environment Day, we reiterate our commitment to ensure a […]
Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is launching for the first time in decades a massive Sabarmati river clean-up campaign involving around 20,000 people on the World Environment Day on Wednesday. Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra told reporters here on Tuesday that the five-day Swachh Sabarmati Maha Abhiyan would be kicked off by Chief Minister Vijay […]
Bhubaneswar: With the theme of ‘Air Pollution’ this year, when the world observes the World Environment Day on Wednesday (observed on June 5 every year) the relevant query that stirs up one’s mind is who is ruling the air in Odisha? The stunning repartee to the query then is its pollutants that are ruling the […]
Koraput: In a novel way to dissuade people from using plastic, Koraput forest division in Odisha is buying plastic bottles from people as part of its campaign coinciding with the World Environment Day today. During the campaign from June 1 to 7, the forest division has been buying unused plastic bottles from residents and business […]
Bhubaneswar: With India being the global host country this year for the World Environment Day, a host of events were organised across the State to raise awareness on the reduction on the usage of plastic. Spreading the message of ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’- the theme for World Environment Day 2018, a group comprising 20 youths organised […]
Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government today announced banning use of plastic items, including non-biodegradable bags, from January 2019 in the interest of the environment and to “gift a plastic-free” state to future generations. Chief Minister K Palaniswami’s announcement in the state assembly coincided with International Environment Day today. Late chief minister J Jayalalithaa had earlier […]
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged people to reaffirm the commitment to a cleaner and sustainable planet and pledge to beat the plastic pollution. Plastic pollution is also the theme of the World Environment day, being hosted by India on Tuesday. “On the World Environment Day, we […]
Bhubaneswar: Environment issues are not only affecting physical living conditions but also shattering the emotional lives of the affected. This World Environment Day, Odia film maker Snehasis Das highlights the issue in his music video ‘Ghar Jaana Hai’. Shot in Kantabanji in Bolangir district that is one of the worst-hit drought areas in the country, […]