Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change

Mandatory Eco-sensitive Zone (ESZ)

Recently, the Apex Court directed that every protected forest, national park and wildlife sanctuary across India should have a mandatory eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) of minimum 1 km, starting from demarcated boundaries. Highlights This direction came from a three-judge Bench comprising of Justices ..

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Environmental Impact of Jog Falls Project

The centre has asked whether any environmental impact study has been carried out before giving environmental clearance for a five-star hotel at the Jog Development Projects What proposal did Karnataka submit? Earlier, a proposal was submitted by Karnataka to seek ..

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Indian Environment Service

On January 21, 2021, the Supreme Court asked the Centre whether it was planning a dedicated Indian Environment Service in India’s bureaucratic set-up. Highlights In 2014, a committee headed by former Cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian had recommended to set up ..

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Bhupendra Yadav launches PRANA Portal

Union environment minister, Bhupendra Yadav, launched a portal called PRANA on September 7, 2021. Key Points PRANA Portal will be used to track the progress of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) in order to comply with India’s commitment to ..

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31.6% Rise in E-waste Generation Last Year

In the year 2020, India has generated a total of 10,14,961.2 tonnes of e-waste which is an increase of 31.6% when compared to the previous year. Highlights Ashwini Kumar Choubey , Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change ..

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India-Bhutan: MOU inked to cooperate in areas of Environment

India and Bhutan have signed an MoU to develop cooperation between two countries in the area of environment. Key Points about MoU MoU was signed virtually by Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar. It will open new ..

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