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MoEF to phase out more polluting chemicals

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 12, 2017

India has begun the process of eliminating seven extremely harmful chemicals almost eight years after the world agreed on their phase out under the Stockholm Convention.

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forest came out with a draft proposal to remove these seven...

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Fulfil climate vows: Harsh Vardhan to rich nations

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 4, 2017

India on Thursday reminded rich nations of their pre-2020 climate goals with business leaders and ministers from different countries assembling here to discuss how private businesses can work together with governments to achieve the goal under Paris Agreement beyond 2020. ...

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Submit action plan, status report on pollution in Bellandur lake: NGT

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 23, 2017

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday summoned top officials from Karnataka and asked them to come up with a plan and status report over pollution in Bengaluru’s Bellandur lake.

A bench headed by NGT chief Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the Secretary of...

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Mumbai amongst 17 most-polluted cities in Maharashtra: Minister

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 23, 2017

As per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Mumbai features amongst the 17 most-polluted cities in Maharashtra and 123 cities from the country, a state minister said.

Mumbai and Navi Mumbai figure in the list of the most polluted cities and the state government...

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Climate change costs India $10 billion every year: Government

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 18, 2017

Extreme weather events are costing India $9-10 billion annually and climate change is projected to impact agricultural productivity with increasing severity from 2020 to the end of the century.

In a recent submission to a parliamentary committee, the agriculture...

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Environment ministry drafts rules for utilisation of more than Rs 42,000 crore greening fund

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 4, 2017

The ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC) has come up with draft rules to implement the Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act 2016. 

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CPCB to finally spend unused Rs 40 cr environment fund

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 1, 2017

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has decided to utilise around Rs 40 crore of the Environment Protection Charge (EPC) made from the cess on sale of high-end diesel cars for...

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Environmental solutions company, Mumbai's trash is treasure

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 27, 2017

Mumbai spends Rs 3,000–4,000 crore a year to transport garbage from around the city to the dump

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Petrol, diesel vehicles have been banned within 500 metre of Taj Mahal: Union minister

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 20, 2017

The Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) Authority has banned petrol and diesel vehicles within 500 metre of Taj Mahal, the government said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. 

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NGT issues notice to challenge Khurja thermal power plant in UP, seeks report before 8 August

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 7, 2017

An NGO on Thursday moved the National Green Tribunal challenging the environment clearance granted to 1,320 MW coal-based super critical Khurja Thermal Power Project in Uttar Pradesh, prompting...

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