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Environment ministry


Culling controversy: Can’t take away the farmer’s right to life and livelihood

June 10, 2016 2:33 pm

An anathema to most welfare activists, removal is often the only solution for wildlife and people caught in acute, irreversible conflict

Maneka Gandhi questions Environment Ministry's 'lust to kill' innocent animals

June 09, 2016 10:13 am

Maneka Gandhi said that the ministry was "writing letters to every state and allowing the killing of animals like elephants, wild boars and monkeys".

Projects worth Rs 10 lakh crore cleared: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar

May 17, 2016 6:38 pm

"We have increased forest cover by 3,500 sq km. We have increased mangrove by 1,000 sq km. It is not a small achievement. It shows our direction and commitment," said Javadekar.

Environment Ministry pulled up for 'poor' performance in controlling pollution

May 10, 2016 11:22 am

A parliamentary committee said the ministry could only utilise 35 per cent of the allocation up to December 2015

Coal with increased ash content, panel gives go ahead for imports

October 08, 2015 2:41 am

Committee recommended that the restriction on maximum ash content of imported coal may be increased upto 25 per cent and environment impact assessment be carried out accordingly.

Government may open degraded forests to private companies

September 11, 2015 1:54 am

The idea was first discussed between Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Global Investors Summit in Indore last year.

IFS officer allowed to join IPS after a year

August 11, 2015 3:56 am

Siddharth Kumar Ambedkar, a 2012-batch IFS officer, had appeared for the 2013 civil services (mains) exam and informed his course director at the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy in Dehradun.

Don’t say ‘diversion’ of forest land, say ‘reforestation’, says Prakash Javadekar

July 29, 2015 3:41 am

Environment ministry clears 229 projects in a month, up from 217 in a quarter.

New rules on anvil for infra works near coal plants

July 01, 2015 2:04 am

Pollution levels of these industries can be monitored in real time throughout the year.

To speed up infra projects, stay out of wildlife clearance, Govt tells SC

April 13, 2015 3:34 am

This move was originally prioritised as an action point at a meeting chaired by Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, on July 12, 2014.