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Click A WEDSelfie and Share it With the Environment Minister

Click A WEDSelfie and Share it With the Environment Minister

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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...
Haryana Takes Up Asia’s First Vulture Reintroduction Programme

Haryana Takes Up Asia’s First Vulture Reintroduction Programme

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Vultures are a bird species that have become locally extinct from Delhi region since almost two decades now. Vulture play a key role as scavengers in the natural ecosystem which makes them important. Their declines and local extinction from Delhi has therefore been a major loss to Delhi's urban ecosystem. The reason for the decline of vulture populations in Delhi is largely attributed to the use of the drug diclofenac. Diclofenac, a pain killer drug which is administrated to cattle and once vultures feed on the dead cattle, the drug enters the vulture's body and leads to the subsequent wiping out of entire vulture populations. Once this was known, diclofenac was banned by the government. The impact of dicloefenac was also felt on vulture populations living along Delhi and in the
Living With Leopards Leaflet for Residents of North Mumbai

Living With Leopards Leaflet for Residents of North Mumbai

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In what may be seen as an acceptance to continuous and greater human encroachment into the wilderness, the Environment Minister released a leaflet entitled,  Living With The Leopards for the residents of North Mumbai. The Living with the Leopards leaflet was introduced on 5th June, World Environment Day and lists out practical tips to minimize danger to self in case of leopard spotting. The leaflet is said to be of utmost utility for the residents of North Mumbai suburbs which is located adjacent to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP). It needs to be noted that this part of the country has high density of human population and also reports high incidences of leopard entering housing colonies. Some Practical Ways suggested to Live With Leopards and Minimize Danger to Ourselve
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
Environment Minister Burns Confiscated Wildlife Articles

Environment Minister Burns Confiscated Wildlife Articles

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Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar disposes off confiscated Wildlife Articles during the World Environment Day celebration in Mumbai on June 05, 2016. The theme for World Environment Day 2016 is Go Wild for Life and focuses on stopping the illegal trade in wildlife parts world over. Drawing attention to this year's theme of the World Environment Day – "Go Wild For Life", Mr. Javadekar underlined government’s resolve for protection of wildlife. Speaking on Environment Day, he informed that the Government began this year's World Environment Day celebrations by launching Asia's first Vulture Re-introduction Programme at Pinjore in Haryana. Mr. Javadekar said vultures – the true Swachch Bharat volunteers – had become endangered since 1990, after eating carcasses of cattle which w
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...
New Building of National Museum of Natural History to Come Up Behind Purana Qila

New Building of National Museum of Natural History to Come Up Behind Purana Qila

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The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, was established on June 5, 1978 and was curated at a rented building in FICCI building, New Delhi. The Museum was completely destroyed due to a fire incidence recently. Speaking after visiting the National Museum of Natural History (NMMH), completely gutted by fire, the Environment Minister Shri Javadekar noted, "This is a real loss. We will assess the loss and see how we can restore it and how the recovery plan can be made." Shri Prakash Javadekar has also ordered an Energy and Fire Audit of all establishments of the Ministry across the country. This is importance since there are 34 such museums in the country which are visited by thousands of people daily. The Minister...
Curbing Air Pollution in Delhi – Env Minister Holds Fifth Meeting

Curbing Air Pollution in Delhi – Env Minister Holds Fifth Meeting

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Air pollution is a chronic and critical problem Delhi is facing for over a decade now. The cause and impact of air pollution lie not just in Delhi but also in the National Capital Region (NCR). The Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change is therefore making concerted region wide attempts to address the air pollution challenge being faced by Delhi. In this regards, the Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar chaired the fifth meeting of the Environment Ministers of National Capital Region (NCR) on mitigation of air pollution in Delhi NCR on 27 April, 2016 in New Delhi. Addressing the Fifth such meeting, the Environment Minster shared that the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has set up a Control Room to enable people to register complaints against cases of bio
Consider Tiger as Natural Capital to Achieve Development: PM

Consider Tiger as Natural Capital to Achieve Development: PM

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The Third Asian Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation began today in New Delhi and was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Others present during the inaugural ceremony included Ministers from Tiger Range Countries; Minister for Agriculture & Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan; Chairman, Global Tiger Forum and Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar. In his inaugural speech, the Prime Minister highlighted the importance of the tiger and mentioned how the tiger is an apex consumer in the ecological pyramid and food chain. "The tiger requires a large amount of prey, supported by good forests. Therefore, by protecting the tiger, we protect the entire ecosystem and the ecological services, which are equally crucial for the well-being of human bei...

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