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HCFC-141b Import Licence Prohibited in India from 1st January 2020

As per the notification released by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India,  the production of the ozone-depleting chemical, Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b have been completely phased out by India. Earlier, HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) was adopted by the Ministry to completely phase out the chemical which accounted for the consumption ..

Green Good Deeds initiative to Promote Environmental Awareness

The Minister of State for Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Babul Supriyo on Monday, 9th December 2019 in a written reply to Rajya Sabha informed that the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change coordinates a Central Sector Scheme namely ‘Environment Education, Awareness and Training’. The Scheme promotes environmental awareness and to mobilize ..

Preventing the death of wildlife from Electrocution

The standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) headed by the Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has made the following recommendations to prevent the death of elephants and other wildlife from electrocution: Developing a nationwide strategy for long-term planning of electricity grid networks. Burying transmission lines underground. Setting up reinforced ..

National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology comes up in Coimbatore

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar has inaugurated the National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology at Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural Sciences (SACON) in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The purpose of the center is to explore the impact of chemical contaminants on individual species of birds and, where possible, link them ..

Maharashtra Farmers defy ban on GM Crops

As a protest against the ban on HTBt Cotton and Bt Brinjal, Farmers in Maharashtra sowed them in their fields. Maharashtra government had banned Bt cotton variety HTBt in 2015 and there is a ban by the union government on Bt brinjal cultivation since 2010. The variant HTBt cotton is still unapproved and the Bt ..

MoEFCC launched a committee to implement National Clean Air Program

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has established a committee to implement the National Clean Air Program. The motive behind this is to decrease the PM (particulate matter) 2.5 and PM 10 concentration by 20% to 30% in at least 102 cities by 2024. The committee will be headed by the Secretary, Union Environment ..

New Delhi venue of 27th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change 2018

The 27th BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held in New Delhi, India, on 19-20 November 2018. The meeting was chaired by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of India. The BASIC Ministers urged the advanced countries to enhance their support to the ..

C.K Mishra committee constituted by Union Government to continuously monitor solutions to air pollution

The Union Environment ministry has constituted a 7-member committee to continuously monitor the short-term and long-term solutions to air pollution. It will be headed by C.K Mishra, the Secretary of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). The committee will meet at regular, short intervals to draw up a plan and ensure enforcement.