Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicEnvironment Ministry

Topic: Environment Ministry

Modi govt pushed for a ‘uniform cattle protection law’ after rollback of animal market rules

Union minister Maneka Gandhi took the initiative but the plan has gone into cold storage with the environment ministry yet to respond to a letter from law ministry.

PM Modi kickstarts environment management system PARIVESH on World Biofuel Day

PARIVESH is a single-window environmental management system, developed in pursuance of the spirit of 'Digital India'. 

To settle turf war over green funds, environment ministry to seek CAG opinion

Environment and finance ministries are locked in a tussle over financial procedure, and the rules notified by the former are silent on the issue.

Rs 50,000 crore green fund stuck in turf war between environment and finance ministries

Environment ministry is worried that the fund meant for restoring India’s forest cover could be diverted by the government to meet other expenses.

Petitioner wants to be consulted before govt amends cattle trade rules

The environment ministry seeks law ministry’s advice on how to amend the rules; activist upset with government’s move.

Two key Army firing ranges get new lease of life from Environment ministry

The approvals are a shot in the arm for the Army as it has seen a fall in the numbers of its firing ranges for a variety of reasons. Anubhuti Vishnoi

Environment ministry didn’t do enough to defend cattle trade notification – Petitioner Maulekhi

Gauri Maulekhi, who is also an aide to Union minister Maneka Gandhi, tells ThePrint the Environment ministry backed off thinking that pleasing the vote bank was more important. SANYA DHINGRA

Cow welfare gets more lip service than funds under BJP govt.

The BJP government has cut grants to the Animal Welfare Board every year since it came to power. As a result, grants to cow shelters now are lower than what they were under the UPA government. SANYA DHINGRA

Maneka Gandhi quietly pitched for cattle market rules, documents show

Legal papers show the Women and Child Development minister wrote to the Finance ministry in 2014 to stop the illegal transport of animals to Nepal for sacrifice. ANUBHUTI VISHNOI

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.