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Env Ministry to Deploy Advanced Technologies for Managing Air Pollution

Env Ministry to Deploy Advanced Technologies for Managing Air Pollution

National
The Environment Ministry held a meeting to discuss application of advanced technologies to deal with air pollution incidents and improve the overall air quality management framework. The meeting was chaired by the Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mr. C.K Mishra. The Expert institutions which participated include Satellite Application Centre (SAC) of ISRO, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL), IIT Delhi, IIT Mumbai, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The issues taken up for discussion included use of satellite
ENVITHON by MoEFCC Ahead of World Environment Day 2018

ENVITHON by MoEFCC Ahead of World Environment Day 2018

Green Lens
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...
Environmental Internship Opportunity for College Students at MoEFCC

Environmental Internship Opportunity for College Students at MoEFCC

Green Jobs
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

Green Lens
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...
Painting and Slogan Competition Under Clean Air for Delhi Campaign

Painting and Slogan Competition Under Clean Air for Delhi Campaign

Events
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of the Government of India, under its National Museum of Natural History invites entries for Painting Competition, Slogan Writing Competition and Poster Making. The Painting Competition and Slogan Writing Competitions are meant for School students while the Poster Making Competition is for College Students. The Theme for all competitions is Clean Air for Clean Environment. Entries are Invited for the Following Competitions I. Painting Competition for School Students (Class VI to VIII) II. Poster Making Competition for Graduate Level Students III. Slogan Writing Competition for School Students (Class IX to XII) 1. The eligible participants of the Painting and Poster Making Competitions may send one Entry each on Draw...
MoEFCC Launches App on Wildlife in India, Action Plan 2017-2031

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

Green Alert
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...
Sashastra Seema Bal Organises Seminar on Combating Wildlife Crimes

Sashastra Seema Bal Organises Seminar on Combating Wildlife Crimes

Green Alert, Green Lens
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
Poster Making Competition on Harit Diwali Swasth Diwali by MoEFCC

Poster Making Competition on Harit Diwali Swasth Diwali by MoEFCC

Green Alert
Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan launching Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali Campaign in New Delhi. The Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ajay Narayan Jha and other dignitaries are also seen. The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) invites School and College students for a Poster Making Competition on the Theme: Harit Diwali - Swasth Diwali (Green Diwali, Healthy Diwali). The competition is being organized in three categories: Category I. Class 3rd - 5th Category II. Class 6th - 10th Category III. Class 11th - Graduation (Final Year) Three best entries for First, Second and Third prizes will be selected from each category. The Prizes in each category are as fol...
A World Elephant Day Note on the Plight of Asian Elephants

A World Elephant Day Note on the Plight of Asian Elephants

Green Lens
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...
Details of Ongoing National Afforestation Schemes of MoEFCC

Details of Ongoing National Afforestation Schemes of MoEFCC

Green Alert
Trees and plants are the only source of food and oxygen for us and their growth and protection is a prerequisite for human survival on this Planet. It is for this reason that it is believed that for a country to be sustainable, it must have at least 33 of its area under forest cover. Consequently, several measures are being taken across the world to carry out tree plantation activities and also to protect the existing green cover. The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan recently informed the Members of the Lok Sabha about the ongoing national afforestation schemes being implemented by the Ministry of Environment,Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in India. To achieve the targets mentioned in the National Forest Policy of maintaining 33% forest...