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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...
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,...
Students Convey Best Wishes to Environment Minister for COP21

Students Convey Best Wishes to Environment Minister for COP21

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A group of select school children presenting a symbolic Globe as best wishes, to the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, in New Delhi on November 27, 2015. The Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ashok Lavasa is also seen. In a unique gesture, around 50 school children extended good wishes to the Indian delegation for Conference of Parties (COP21) - the global climate conference to be held in Paris. The children presented a symbolic globe to the Environment Minister, who is heading the delegation for Paris. The message on the globe read, "We Trust and Believe in You to ensure the Best". Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, said t...
International Ozone Day Celebrated by MoEF

International Ozone Day Celebrated by MoEF

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Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar presenting certificates to students at the 21st International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone layer and the 30th anniversary of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone layer in New Delhi on September 16, 2015. The Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ashok Lavasa and other dignitaries are also seen attending the Ozone Day.