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It’s Time to Shoot Some Wildlife, for the MoEF!

It’s Time to Shoot Some Wildlife, for the MoEF!

Green Alert
Submit your favorite wildlife or nature photographs for possible publication in MoEF Website's Slideshow The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) invites interested individuals and organisations to submit digital photographs for possible publication in the MoEF website's index page slideshow. All contributions must be original work authored by the person submitting the same. No image, the copyright of which is held by an entity other than the author, shall be considered. MoEF retains full editorial control over the selection of, and the decision not to select, any particular photograph for publication. Technical Specifications Limit one set of photographs (minimum 6 and maximum 10) submission per person Any number of images will be chosen for publication onlin...
“Go Green, It Works”, A Low Carbon Campaign for CWG 2010

“Go Green, It Works”, A Low Carbon Campaign for CWG 2010

Green Alert
The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) have jointly developed a low carbon campaign for Commonwealth Games 2010. Young Indian sporting icons are shown in real life situations promoting green behaviour. Launched with the theme and title, 'Go Green - It Works', the campaign is aimed at inspiring the common man to adopt green behaviour in his/her everyday life and lifestyle. Even the Shera is promoted and utilized in the campaign as the CWG Mascot is seen cycling, promoting the use of CFL and biogas, advising viewers to carpool and plant trees and live a green lifestyle. Click here to view the videos, hosted on YouTube, on the MoEF's website
Environment Versus Economics of Development: Clash of the Political Titans

Environment Versus Economics of Development: Clash of the Political Titans

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At the Delhi Airport's integrated T-3 Terminal Inauguration in July, 2010: Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, along with Chairperson, UPA and National Advisory Council, Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Praful Patel and the CM of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dikshit In September 1985, under the leadership of India's youngest prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, India first got its own Ministry of Environment and Forests. This year the ministry has proudly completed 25 years in the service of protecting and preserving the environment of the country. The interest and vision was shared by his mother, the first lady prime minister of the country. Mrs. Indira Gandhi had brought out the country’s first Wildlife Protection Act in 1972. And she had launched the first Tiger Project in 1973.
International Ozone Day Celebrated, MoEF Gives Away Green Awards

International Ozone Day Celebrated, MoEF Gives Away Green Awards

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Environment Minister Shri Jairam Ramesh releasing a brochure at the ‘International Ozone Day’ celebrations. Also seen is The Secretary, MoEF, Shri Vijai Sharma The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) celebrated 16th September (2010), as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The date marks the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. This commemoration around the world offers an opportunity to focus attention and to take action at global, regional and national levels for the protection of the ozone layer. At the function organised at FICCI Auditorium and presided by Shri Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State for Environment & Forest (I/c), India reiterated its commitment to the protection of the ozone layer. Addres
Elephant to Become India’s National Heritage Animal

Elephant to Become India’s National Heritage Animal

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The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) recently released a Report of the Elephant Task Force (ETF) and announced the setting up of a National Elephant Conservation Authority (NECA) along with declaring the elephant as a National Heritage Animal. The specialized ETF was previously set up by the Ministry under the Chairmanship of Dr. Mahesh Rangarajan to address the problems related to the Asian elephant. The report calls for giving the elephant its due pride of place and its conservation, the same degree of visibility and importance as is given to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). India has some 3,500 elephants in captivity. The conflict between humans and elephants kills almost 400 people each year mostly killing people who die protecting their crops and a...
Preparing to Reintroduce the Cheetah in India

Preparing to Reintroduce the Cheetah in India

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Once upon a time, the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)--the fastest land animal on the planet and a flagship species of the deciduous dryland/grassland ecosystem--roamed the Indian sub-continent in several thousands.  The Asiatic Cheetah (a different sub species from its African cousin) was also known as the hunting leopard, and were kept by kings and princes to hunt gazelle. The word 'cheetah' itself is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘citrakāyah’, meaning “speckled”. The Moghul Emperor Akbar is believed to have kept 1000 cheetahs. In 1947, as India awoke to life and freedom, the Maharajah of Surguja in eastern Madhya Pradesh, shot dead what were later known to be the last three wild cheetahs in India. There remained a few cheetahs in different zoos of India after that all of which died
MoEF Invites Applications for Various Posts for NGRBA

MoEF Invites Applications for Various Posts for NGRBA

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The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) invites applications for various posts for setting up the Project Preparation & Management Unit (PPMU) for the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA). The Ministry has already received Project Preparation Facility (PPF) from the World Bank in this regard for supporting preparation for the NGRBA. Suitable candidates for the below mentioned designations will be selected for a period of five years, with a probation period of two years. All positions are based in New Delhi and higher salary will be considered for deserving candidates. Based on the response, suitable candidates will be shortlisted and called for an interview. The positions advertised for are as below: 1. Project Officer (Waste and Waste Water Management) Ed...
MoEF Invites Enteries for Best Environment Books in Hindi

MoEF Invites Enteries for Best Environment Books in Hindi

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The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) has, under its Medini Puraskar Yojana for promoting writing of books originally in Hindi on Environment and related subjects, e.g. Forests, Wildlife, Pollution and Water Resources, etc. invited entries from Indian authors for the year 2009. Books published between 1st January 2007 and 31st December 2009 and containing at least 100 printed pages would be accepted for consideration for awards. The prizes for the first, second and third best books are Rs. 31,000/-, Rs. 25,000/- and Rs. 20,000/- respectively. A consolation prize of Rs. 15,000/- has also been allocated for the next best entry. Any book which has already received an award, subsidy or any financial assistance under any similar scheme operated by the Govt. or any other organizati...
MoEF Invites Comments on Draft Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill 2010

MoEF Invites Comments on Draft Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill 2010

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Concerned about the inadequacy of the Wild Life (Protection) Act 1972 in reducing the ever increasing instances of wild life crimes across the country, the Ministry of Environment & Forests has put forth a draft Wild Life (Protection) Bill 2010. It has been noticed that the current penalties have failed to act as deterrents with few convictions having taken place since the Act first came into force. Several of these wild life crimes are carried out by international gang of criminals who have a sophisticated network across the country as well as state of the art equipments. At the same time, although illicit wildlife trade ranks only behind the illegal trade in arms and narcotics, there is no financial disincentive whatsoever that prevents poachers and smugglers from carrying out su...
MoEF Launches National Environmental Sciences Fellows Programme

MoEF Launches National Environmental Sciences Fellows Programme

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The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has launched a “National Environmental Sciences Fellows Programme” for Indian scientists desirous of working at the forefront of environmental sciences, engineering and technology, with a focus on problem solving environmental research. According to Shri Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State for Environment & Forests (IC), the programme will allow the country's most promising young scientists to do cutting-edge research on critical issues related to the environment in collaboration with leading institutes and scientists in India and the world. The fellowship is being launched in collaboration with selected, prestigious environmental schools/institutions in India who will sign a MOU with the MoEF. These include, among others, School of En