Tags: environmental

NGT imposes Rs 25 lakh fine on two units in Noida, says threat of irreversible damage to environment

In view of depleting groundwater, there is a threat of irreversible damage to the environment leading to scarcity of drinking water, the National Green Tribunal has said while slapping Rs 25 lakh on two units in Noida for unauthorised extraction of water. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel noted that there […]

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Rajasthan to get new policy for environmental protection: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan will soon get a new policy for environmental protection said Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday. He noted that global climate change is a serious challenge. Gehlot was addressing the annual media conclave on environment at Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute, Neemali in Alwar district. “Indiscriminate race for development has led to climate change […]

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Cats and picnics get more mentions than the environment: BAFTA

The new report ‘Subtitles to save the World’ shows that words like ‘cats’ and ‘picnics’ both get more mentions on British television than the environment ‘Planet Placement’ launches, encouraging the television industry to weave more environmental messaging into content, no matter the genre A new report released by BAFTA and albert, supported by analysis from Deloitte […]

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Mobius Foundation Launches Sanjeevani Project Phase II

Mobius Foundation successfully concluded the Phase I of Sanjeevani Project today. The project was initiated as a mass tree plantation drive on 7th of June, 2018 to mark the occasion of World Environment Day. Mobius in a statement said that 5000 saplings were planted around the villages of Sonepat and Panipat districts of Haryana with the objective […]

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Jakson Group Initiates Environment Conservation Project in Aravalli Hills

Jakson Group began work on an environment conservation project in the Aravalli Hills with a tree plantation drive in Faridabad, Haryana. The drive organized in association with ‘Save the Aravalli Trust’ is part of a larger environmental conservation project by Jakson Group called ‘City Forest’ under which an area measuring 2 acres of land in […]

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Is the government in a pre-election haste to revamp environmental laws?

It is the final leg of the current Indian government’s tenure, which began in 2014. As the general elections loom, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has gone into hyperactive mode over the past year, proposing a major overhaul of the country’s environmental laws that govern its forests, fragile coasts, precious wildlife and manage the […]

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Green cover on highways: NGT slaps fines on Karnataka, Manipur

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 each on Karnataka and Manipur for not filing statements on maintenance of green cover along highways and the number of trees proposed to be cut for various projects. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim noted that Karnataka and Manipur […]

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DG sets increases pollution by over 30%, solar rooftops are a clean and cheaper alternative : CSE

CSE released a report titled “GOING SOLAR: Action Plan to Tap Gurugram’s Solar Rooftop Potential 2018” on June 22, 2018. The report revealed that solar rooftops (SRTs) are a clean and cheaper alternative to highly polluting DG sets. Per unit cost of electricity generated by DG is Rs 35 per unit (inclusive of the cost of the DG […]

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Green cover along highways: NGT issues show cause notice to NHAI

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued showcause notice to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) asking why action should not be initiated against it for not maintaining the mandatory green cover along national and state highways. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim sought responses from the NHAI, Ministry of […]

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