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Sashastra Seema Bal Organises Seminar on Combating Wildlife Crimes

Sashastra Seema Bal Organises Seminar on Combating Wildlife Crimes

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The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) recently organised a Seminar on the Role of Security Forces in Combating Wildlife Crimes at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The objective of the Seminar was to spread awareness and sensitization on crimes against wildlife. Addressing the inaugural session of the seminar, Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan highlighted that, "the law of the land must be upheld, since many species are on the verge of extinction." Dr. Harsh Vardhan also underlined the need for human beings to live in harmony with nature. Dr. Harsh Vardhan also shared the challenges that the SSB must be facing since it guards the open borders with friendly neighbouring countries, where force alone cannot be used to enforce the law of the land. He pointed out that development activities have in
Swachhta Hi Seva National Media Consultation Informs 430% ROI/ Toilet

Swachhta Hi Seva National Media Consultation Informs 430% ROI/ Toilet

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The Government of India recently organised a National Media Consultation on Swachh Bharat Mission in New Delhi. The Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer, presided over the consultation. Shri Iyer shared details of the nation-wide mass mobilization drive, “Swachhata Hi Seva”, ahead of the 3rd anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission on 2nd October 2017. Swachhata Hi Seva campaign is seeing large scale mobilization of people from all walks of life to undertake shramdaan for cleanliness and construction of toilets, and cleaning up of public and tourist places. The Secretary also shared a snapshot of the progress made by the Swachh Bharat Mission so far, mentioning that 5 States, nearly 200 districts and nearly 2.4 lakh villages across the country hav
8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress Underway in Delhi

8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress Underway in Delhi

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The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge) Shri Piyush Goyal addressing the 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in New Delhi on August 21, 2017. Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal addressed a distinguished gathering of delegates attending the 3-day 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in New Delhi. The Minister also gave away Energy and Environment Foundation Global Excellence awards 2017 during the inaugural session of the conference. The Annual Conference is visualized and planned in the backdrop of India's vision on achieving "Energy Independence and Power for all by 2022". It is aimed at providing an opportunity and open forum to exchange information, share experiences and best practices by bringing togeth...
A World Elephant Day Note on the Plight of Asian Elephants

A World Elephant Day Note on the Plight of Asian Elephants

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The Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan releasing a publication on the occasion of the World Elephant Day 2017 in New Delhi on August 12, 2017. World Elephant Day is being celebrated since 2012 on 12 August 12, to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The escalation of poaching, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict and mistreatment in captivity are just some of the threats to both African and Asian elephants. In India too, elephant-human conflict are on the rise due to the shrinking habitats of this majestic animal. Of the two species of elephants known to us (African and Asian), the Asian elephant is endangered with only less than 40,000 remaining worldwide. The African elephant too is threatened, with on...
Swachh Sarvekshan 2017 Survey Report Released by Government

Swachh Sarvekshan 2017 Survey Report Released by Government

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The Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water & Sanitation and Urban Development, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar at the launch of the Swachh Sarvekshan (Gramin) - 2017 in New Delhi on August 8, 2017. The Minister of State for Drinking Water & Sanitation, Shri Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi, the Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer, the Principal Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Shri A.P. Frank Noronha and other dignitaries are also seen. As the Swachh Bharat Mission approaches the third anniversary of its launch by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched a third party verification survey report to take stock of the progress already made b...
Water Purifying GalMobile Jeep of the Future from Israel

Water Purifying GalMobile Jeep of the Future from Israel

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Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu attend a demonstration of Gal-Mobile water filtration plant at the Olga Beach, in Israel on July 06, 2017. The Prime Ministers signed over 7 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) for cooperation on environment, agriculture and technology related matters. List of MoUs/Agreements signed on July 5, 2017 1 MoU between the Department of Science & Technology, India and National Technological Innovation Authority, Israel for setting up of India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F). 2 MoU between the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation of the Republic of India and the Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources of the State of Isr...