Tags: environment

E-book on Women Forest Officers on International Women’s Day launched

Addressing the first ever conference of around 250 plus Women Indian Forest Service officers and nearly 5000 women frontline personnel, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar expressed happiness over the consistent increase in number of women forest officers and frontline staff and stated that the women officers along with the women personnel down the ranks have […]

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Bengaluru based startup Cleanlabel makes way for zero-waste living and its really cool

Cleanlabel, a Bengaluru-based company comes up with innovative way for zero waste living, the firm delivers organic essentials in reusable packaging that is collected, sterilized and reused, making healthy eating and zero-waste the new, clean standard. Founded by Shyam Sunder and Deepa Channabasappa, Cleanlabel allows groceries to reach consumers without any plastic, making it easy […]

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Indian business leaders affirm proactive action for zero carbon emissions

India has proven to be the most successful environmentally driven country among the G20 countries whose Paris commitments are well on track. Building on this, the World Sustainable Development Summit 2021 (WSDS) hosted a session focused on the need and advantages for businesses to adopt a zero-carbon future and low carbon industry transition. The sessions witnessed […]

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WeNaturalists – an Eco-Social Network for nature aficionados launched

 WeNaturalists, an Eco-Social Network, launched a mobile and web application designed for people associated with nature. WeNaturalists in a statement said that, with the app it aims to bring together organizations, professionals, and enthusiasts who work for nature and everyone passionate about it.  WeNaturalists will allow users connect and interact with millions of people from around […]

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Environment activists hail budget policy on green hydrogen

Environment activists and experts recently said the Budget announcements that India will soon have a policy on green hydrogen is a welcome step but expressed displeasure over lack of policy on closing inefficient coal plants and clarity on electric public transport vehicles. Responding to the budget announcements, Aarti Khosla, Director Climate Trends, told IANS there […]

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India among frontline countries in implementing Paris Agreement on climate change: President Kovind

India is among the frontline nations in implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Friday, reiterating that environment protection is one of the topmost priorities of the government. Addressing a joint sitting of both houses of Parliament, Kovind said, “Along with development, environment protection is also one of the […]

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India, France joint initiative to boost ties in sustainable development, environment protection

India and France on Thursday launched a joint initiative to strengthen cooperation in sustainable development and work towards global environment protection. Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and French Minister for Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili launched the Indo-French Year of the Environment, under which the two countries will engage in discussions on critical areas of collaboration […]

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Finalise EPR regime within 3 months, plastic waste serious hazard: NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests to finalise the “Extended Producer Responsibility” (EPR) regime for plastic waste within three months saying that steps taken by it were “too slow”. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said unscientific management of plastic waste is a serious […]

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IIMC permitted to chop 29 trees, will install rooftop solar on new building

The Supreme Court has allowed the Indian Institute of Mass Communication to cut 29 trees for construction of a new building for the academic and hostel blocks as also a guest house subject to the Central Empowering Committee’s (CEC) conditions. A three-judge bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and […]

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International Blue Flag hoisted at 8 beaches in India

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Monday virtually hoisted the international blue flags in 8 beaches across the country. India secured the International Blue Flag Certification for these beaches on 6th October 2020, when an International Jury comprising of member organizations UNEP, UNWTO, UNESCO, IUCN, ILS, FEE etc. announced the award […]

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