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One World One Sun One Grid, India’s Message at COP 24

One World One Sun One Grid, India’s Message at COP 24

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Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing at the inauguration of the Indian Pavilion at COP 24, at Katowice, Poland on 3 December, 2018. The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meet every year in a pre-defined host country to urge each other for combating climate change. Below is the full text of the speech delivered by the Environment Minister at COP 24. “Dear Friends! I welcome you all to COP 24 in the wonderful city of Katowice, Poland. I believe that we are at a  critical juncture in our ongoing battle to save our planet from the threats of global warming and let me assure you   that India is truly committed to winning this battle.  I feel proud in affirming that India has made great strid
Asthma Manual for Schools Launched by Environment Minister

Asthma Manual for Schools Launched by Environment Minister

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The Central and Delhi State Governments have been carrying out an aggressive ten day long Clean Air Campaign from 1 to 10 November 2018. 52 teams for controlling air pollution were jointly flagged of by the Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain. An Asthma Manual for Schools was also launched looking at the rising incidents of this disease in school children in Delhi NCR. Air pollution aggravates around Diwali is one of the main reason why we can no longer afford to burst crackers during Diwali. Each of the 52 teams are now visiting different parts of Delhi NCR and have the local Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) as the Team Leader. Senior officials from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and representatives f...
Religious Institutions Go Green to Reduce Pollution in Delhi

Religious Institutions Go Green to Reduce Pollution in Delhi

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Minister of State (I/C) for Power and New and Renewable Energy Shri Raj Kumar Singh along with the Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurating rooftop solar plant at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib. Pollution and Global warming are worldwide concerns. A collective aim of sustainable development for our common future is necessary. Delhi pollution levels are one of the highest in world and India is among the top ten most polluted countries. We have a lot to do in order to make the environment better and not worse. India is a diverse country with a huge spectrum of languages, religions, castes, food, geography, culture, traditions, etc. According to 2011 Census, 99.76% of the Indians are religious. India has a rich history, cultures, traditions, and religions. People identify them
ENVITHON by MoEFCC Ahead of World Environment Day 2018

ENVITHON by MoEFCC Ahead of World Environment Day 2018

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Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing at the inauguration of the ENVITHON (Mini-Marathon) as part of the World Environment Day celebrations in New Delhi on June 03, 2018. The event was joined by a gathering of more than 10,000 school children from nearly 200 schools of Delhi NCR. The Environment Minister used the ENVITHON platform to underlining the crucial role that school children play in any societal endeavour. He urged all the school children to become environment protectors (Paryavaran Rakshaks) and help the government and society in overcoming the menace of plastic pollution. Dr. Harsh Vardhan also administered a pledge to the children to undertake one Green Good Deed every day, minimise the use of plastic and contribute their might to completely stop the us...
Honble Vice President Advocates Cycling for Good Health

Honble Vice President Advocates Cycling for Good Health

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The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu flagged-off a Bicycle Rally and inaugurated Smart Cycle Station for Public Bike Sharing in New Delhi on 3rd June 2018. While addressing the gathering of cycling enthusiasts and environmentalists, Shri Naidu advocated that cycling is the best and cheapest form of exercise to keep ourselves healthy and people must be encouraged to adopt such environment friendly mode of transport. Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics & Programme Implementation Shri Vijay Goel were among the other dignitaries who were present during this event and who supported the opinion of the Hon'ble Vice President. The Vice President further added that the campaign to promote the use of bicycle...
Environmental Internship Opportunity for College Students at MoEFCC

Environmental Internship Opportunity for College Students at MoEFCC

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The Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India invites applications from students pursuing graduation or post-graduation or carrying out research work at any recognized University/ Institution within India or abroad for a three-month long internship. This Environmental Internship is as part of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Internship Scheme which is aimed at allowing young academic talent to be associated with the Ministry's work for mutual benefit. The Selected Interns shall have an opportunity to know about the Government functioning and Regulatory and Developmental Policy issues and contribute in its amendment, if required, by generating inputs such as empirical analysis, briefing reports, policy papers, etc. Selecte...
Launch of MoEFCC’s Green Skill Development Programme App

Launch of MoEFCC’s Green Skill Development Programme App

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The Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) of the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is an initiative for skill development in the environment and forest sector to enable India's youth to get gainful and/or self-employment. The programme endeavours to develop green skilled workers having technical knowledge and commitment to sustainable development. It is hoped that this will help in the attainment of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), National Biodiversity Targets (NBTs), as well as Waste Management Rules (2016). According to the Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the GSDP targets to impart green skills to 80,000 people. Speaking after launching the Mobile App of Green Skill Development Programme (GSD...
Two Week Long Clean Air Campaign Underway in Delhi

Two Week Long Clean Air Campaign Underway in Delhi

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The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has launched a two week-long Clean Air Campaign in Delhi. The Campaign started on 10 February 2018 and is presently ongoing. Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has already clarified that this Clean Air Campaign is not just a symbolic exercise, but a serious effort to drastically bring down pollution levels in the National Capital. Dr. Harsh Vardhan also stated that air pollution is a serious economic and health issue and that the campaign will not be restricted to these two weeks only, but taken throughout the year on a continuous basis. The air in Delhi has been heavily polluted since the past few weeks now. Episodic high pollution event (Severe+) in Delhi NCR commenced on Nov 07, 2017 and ended on Nov 13, 2017. Ai...
MoEFCC Launches App on Wildlife in India, Action Plan 2017-2031

MoEFCC Launches App on Wildlife in India, Action Plan 2017-2031

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The Environment Minister of India Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the Global Wildlife Programme Conference at Hotel Ashok in New Delhi on 2nd October 2017. He appealed to the fraternity of wildlife experts and scientists to deliberate on various wildlife-related laws with a modern and scientific outlook. "If you can blend science and technology to the cause of wildlife, it will produce a drastic difference to the outcome of the Conference," he said. Dr. Harsh Vardhan also emphasised that modern technology must be used to counter poachers and wildlife crimes. The Minister informed that India has the largest participation of people living in the forests towards conservation efforts. Two documents: 1) India's National Wildlife Action Plan (NWAP) 2017-2031 and 2) Secure Himalaya were rele...

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