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Nilgai Killing Prompts Statement on Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflict

Nilgai Killing Prompts Statement on Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflict

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Nilgai and the other gai (cow) The rapid rise in the cases of human-wildlife conflicts, has prompted the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Wildlife (MoEFCC) to issue a statement defining the protocol to be followed at the state level for addressing this challenge. The Statement is also released in the backdrop of new reports of the Ministry having given permission to kill nilgai (wild boar) as 'vermin' in the state of Bihar. Following is the statement made by Inspector General Wildlife (MoEFCC), Dr. S. K Khanduri on this matter. "India is proud of its animal-human coexistence. In some places, animal-human conflicts happen. Last year, more than 500 people lost their lives in human-wildlife conflicts. There are standard operating processes laid down in the Wildlife (Protection...
Government of India Rejects 6 Years Off Your Life Study

Government of India Rejects 6 Years Off Your Life Study

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The Government today outrightly rejected a study on status of pollution in India published in the Geophysical Research Letters Journal of the American Geophysical Union. The research paper in question has been put together by researchers at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune in collaboration with Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Colorado, USA. The research paper concludes by stating, "The associated lost life expectancy is calculated as 3.4 ± 1.1 years for all of India with highest values found for Delhi (6.3 ± 2.2 years). Rejecting the findings of the paper completely, Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar stated, "We reject the claims made in the so-called research article that
MoEFCC Invites Suggestions for Wetlands Conservation Rules 2016

MoEFCC Invites Suggestions for Wetlands Conservation Rules 2016

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The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India invites suggestions and objections to its Draft Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016. The Draft Rules are available on the Ministry's website and can be accessed by clicking here. Objection and suggestion to these draft Rule may be submitted by 6th June 2016 and can be sent to the: Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Indira Paryavaran Bhavan Jorbagh Road New Delhi-110003 or electronically e-mailed to b.sikka@gov.in, ram.jindal@nic.in and c.singh@nic.in
Waste in India Gets Its Due: Government Launches IWMS

Waste in India Gets Its Due: Government Launches IWMS

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The Waste Sector in India has been the most ignored among the various profit-making sectors in the country. Recent changes in the Waste Management Policy by the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) helped in developing the waste management industry in India. The Government of India has now launched a web-based application on Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS) for better management of waste. Click here to view this Web-app. The IWMS Web-App was launched by the Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar. The Minister informed about the benefits of this Web-App and informed how it will provide an opportunity to all the industries dealing in hazardous waste and will enable them to apply online. The Minister also said that the user-friendly application...
E-Waste Management Rules, 2016 Notified by Government of India

E-Waste Management Rules, 2016 Notified by Government of India

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The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) recently released the updated e-Waste Management Rules, 2016. The new rules are a more stringent version of the past rules largely due to the rising awareness about the harms of e-waste among the government and the masses. The rules come in supersession to the E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011. E-waste refers to discarded electric or electronic devices. The toxic constituents present in e-waste and their disposal mechanism affect human health and can lead to various diseases. In India, around 17 lakh tonnes of e-waste is generated every year. At the same time, its generation increases by about 5 per cent annually. With this in mind, the MoEFCC has come out with more efficient rules this time around. A...
Finally, Environment Ministry Learns the Difference Between Waste and Junk

Finally, Environment Ministry Learns the Difference Between Waste and Junk

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The citizens of India have long practiced the habit of reusing and recycling materials ranging from old mobile phones to old newspapers. The kabadiwallahs are a regular feature in most Indian urban colonies and residential areas and stacking of junk materials by citizens for selling it to the kabadiwallah is an as old Indian habit. However, and in spite of the above, the Rules for Hazardous Waste (the kind which makes good junk) Management in India have been such that they have not maintained any difference between Waste and Junk. And while it may not sound a very big deal, it is this very 'indifference' in the Government's understanding of the waste problem because of which Delhi has three overflowing mountains of waste, otherwise called landfills. But all that is about to chang...
Environment Information System (ENVIS) Awards Presented

Environment Information System (ENVIS) Awards Presented

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A National Interaction-Cum-Evaluation Workshop for Environment Information System (ENVIS) recently took place in New Delhi. Environment Information System (ENVIS) is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and has been implemented since 1982. The purpose of the scheme is to integrate nation-wide efforts in environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination through ENVIS websites, which are dedicated to different themes. The ENVIS network consists of 69 Centres, of which 29 are hosted by the State Governments/UT Administrations while 40 Centres are being hosted by environment-related governmental and non-governmental organisations/ institutes of professional excellence. Major users of ENVIS include Centr...
Environment Minister’s Message on World Wetlands Day

Environment Minister’s Message on World Wetlands Day

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World wetlands day is celebrated every year on 2nd February. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. The day is celebrated as a reminder of the importance of wetlands in our lives through the various services that they provide. It is also a reminder to all the citizens of Delhi that we once had over 1,000 wetlands and less than 400 active wetlands remain in the NCT of Delhi today. Following is the message of the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, on the occasion of World Wetlands Day. The theme for World Wetlands Day 2016 is Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods. "The World Wetlands Day,...
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