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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...
Environment Information System (ENVIS) Awards Presented

Environment Information System (ENVIS) Awards Presented

Green Alert
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

Green Alert
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,...
MoEF Invites Comments on Draft Waste Management Rules

MoEF Invites Comments on Draft Waste Management Rules

Green Alert
The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified draft Waste Management Rules 2015 under different waste types. Following are the different waste types for which specific draft Rules have been notified (Click on individual bullet to read the respective draft Rule): Solid Waste Management Rules, 2015 (Notified on: 03 June, 2015) Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2015 (Notified on: 03 June, 2015) Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2015 (Notified on: 25 May, 2015) Amendment of Flyash Utilisation Notification, 2015 (Notified on: 25 May, 2015) e-Waste Management Rules, 2015 (Notified on: 10 June, 2015) The Environment Ministry now invites objections and suggestions from the citizens of India on these draft Rules for more effective and suitable impl...
12 Broad Steps of Environment Ministry You Should Know About

12 Broad Steps of Environment Ministry You Should Know About

Green Alert
Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar addressing a press conference to mark the completion of one year of the NDA government in New Delhi on June 08, 2015. Environment Secretary Shri Ashok Lavasa and other dignitaries are also seen. The Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar recently made a powerpoint presentation to highlight the achievements of the Government of India in the last one year in protecting the environment and wildlife of India. The Minister mentioned several pointers, achievements, proposals and plans which have been highlighted below. On the face of it, it does seem that the present Government is trying its level best to protect and safeguard the environment and natural resources of India. However, it becomes the responsibility of each and every citizen...
Scheme on Manufacturing Hybrid & Electric Vehicles under ‘Make in India’

Scheme on Manufacturing Hybrid & Electric Vehicles under ‘Make in India’

Green Alert
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at the launch of a public campaign to promote the National  Scheme on Fast Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) on June 05, 2015. On the occasion of World Environment Day 2015, a rally of electric and hybrid vehicles of all categories was flagged off jointly by the Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Anant Geete and Minister of Environment & Forests Shri Prakash Javdekar from the India Gate lawns in New Delhi. The event was organized by Department of Heavy Industry with the sole objective of informing the public at large about the schemes of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME India). The Scheme has been launched in order to protect the en