Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicEnvironment Ministry

Topic: Environment Ministry

Habitats of critically endangered Great Indian Bustard to be declared conservation reserves

According to a Wildlife Institute of India report, there are just 150 of the bird species left in India.

India will restore 50 lakh hectares of barren land for cultivation by 2030, says Javadekar

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar says the target is in addition to India’s pledge to restore 13 mn hectares of degraded land by 2020.

Govt sanctions Rs 5,800 crore for cleaning 34 polluted river stretches, Ganga excluded

The Centre has already released Rs 2,522 crore out of the sanctioned amount under the National River Conservation Plan (NRCP).

Wild elephants in India have killed more than 1,700 in four years

The deaths have prompted the government to step up measures to minimise potential clashes of elephants with humans.

Environment minister Harsh Vardhan wants forest officers inducted into tribal affairs ministry

Vardhan rules out rechristening name of forest service since doing so would be ‘a complex process’.

Slipped up on pollution in Delhi and other cities, admits government

Environment ministry official says the government couldn’t properly implement its plans on stubble burning and the SC ban on firecrackers.

Centre proposes ban on performance of animals in circuses

The environment ministry has invited comments from various stakeholders on the issue within 30 days.

BMC’s mangrove math helps Mumbai beat Modi govt’s green diktat

A Rs 2,000-crore sewage treatment plant, touted to be Mumbai's largest, will now come up in part of the mangrove forest in suburban Malad. 

Delhi zoo director ‘confirms’ animal deaths are being covered up, records fudged

In letter to environment ministry, Renu Singh accuses her staff of carrying out illegal activities. Letter was written after plea in Delhi high court.

After complaints by Maneka, environment ministry may replace animal welfare board head

Maneka Gandhi has sent several letters with allegations of corruption and conflict of interest against S.P. Gupta.

On Camera

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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