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India Gets a New Environment Minister, With a Conservation Background!

India Gets a New Environment Minister, With a Conservation Background!

Green Lens
Shri Anil Madhav Dave taking charge as Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in New Delhi on July 06, 2016. Delhi Greens congratulations the Minister and sends him good wishes for helping protect the environment and forests of India and tackle the impending challenge of climate change. A little more about the Minister: Born on July 6, 1956 in village Barnagar of Ujjain district in Madhya Pradesh, Shri Dave received his primary education in Gujarat. He did his Masters in Commerce with a specialisation in Rural Development & Management from Indore. He was a student leader during his college days. He is well-known for his work on river Narmada through an organisation ‘Narmada Samagra’ founded by him, which works on conservation of Narmada and its c
Click A WEDSelfie and Share it With the Environment Minister

Click A WEDSelfie and Share it With the Environment Minister

Green Alert
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has initiated a novel concept to promote tree plantation in the general public. Starting this World Environment Day, the Environment Minister of India is asking all citizens to plant a sapling and take a selfie with it and share it on a Governmental portal created especially for this campaign. The campaign is called WEDSelfie and the MoEFCC invites a selfie from all citizens on the theme Plant a tree and create your own Oxygen Bank. Hundreds of citizens have posted and share their WEDSelfies with the Ministry through this portal already Stressing that the green mission can succeed only through active people's participation, the Environment Minister has come up with this idea and has urged the citizens to plant tr...
Nilgai Killing Prompts Statement on Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflict

Nilgai Killing Prompts Statement on Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflict

Green Alert
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

Green Alert
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

Green Alert
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

Green Alert
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

Green Alert
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

Articles
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...