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Environment ministry releases draft version of battery waste management rules

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 28, 2020

India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has made available the draft version of Battery Waste Management Rules, 2020 for comment. The new rules, when enforced, will replace the earlier Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001, with amendments made to...

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Forest cover increasing but still lower than 33 per cent target: Official

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 21, 2020

The forest cover in India is increasing but is still lower than the targeted 33 per cent of the total geographical area under the country''s forest policy, an official said here on Thursday. Talking to PTI on the sidelines of a regional training programme for...

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Coal India adheres to environmental, sustainable standards: CMD

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 27, 2020

Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Saturday said its coal producing subsidiaries follow environmental and sustainable standards but there could be "some stray cases" of lapses. The miner's comment came after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, in a report, said that six...

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India completes phase-out of ozone depleting chemical HCFC-141b: Environment Ministry

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 23, 2020

India has successfully completed the phasing out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141b, used by foam manufacturing companies and one of the most potent ozone-depleting chemicals, the Union Environment Ministry said on Wednesday. Ozone occurs naturally in small amounts in the...

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India's forest and tree cover rises to 24.56%: IFSR

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 31, 2019

Forest and tree cover rises more than 130 million hectares in the last four years The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar released the biennial, India State of Forest Report (ISFR). The report is published by the Forest Survey of India...

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India, Denmark to hold meeting to chalk out action plan against climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 11, 2019

India and Denmark will hold a joint working group meeting in New Delhi to chalk out mutually beneficial programs over the next two years as a part of their efforts towards climate change, Union Minister for Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. The...

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Govt working on satellite mechanism to monitor forestation, says Javadekar

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 2, 2019

A satellite-based mechanism to monitor areas under green cover and the growth of saplings planted there is being developed by the government, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. The Environment minister said some states have made significant...

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No Central funds for Delhi under 'National Clean Air Programme'

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2019

The national capital facing severe air pollution has not received any funds from the Centre under the 'National Clean Air Programme' despite being among the 102 non-attainment cities, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday. Calling air pollution as one of the biggest global...

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On World Ozone Day, India’s Cooling Action Plan gets UN applaud

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 17, 2019

At an event to mark the World Ozone Day 2019 in New Delhi, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Babul Supriyo said that the World Ozone Day offers an opportunity to focus global attention and action on the vital environmental issue of...

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"The economic basis for emissions trading is to ensure that the costs of reducing pollution are minimized"

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 29, 2019

In conversation with Sustainability Outlook, Dr. Anant Sudarshan, South Asia Director of Energy Policy Institute of Chicago (EPIC), gives us insights on Surat’s pilot cap-and-trade program. EPIC has played a...

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