Environment

Disaster management in Himachal

17/10/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Himachal Govt. to establish three Companies under State Disaster Response Force The State Government establishing three Companies under the State Disa ...

Team Ganga on clean mission.

16/10/2018 | Jharkhand | Environment

Context :- he 40-member team of Mission Clean Gange Haridwar-Patna expedition is rafting the choppy waters with elan and has so far managed to collect ...

Animal Welfare Board of India Shifted Headquarters From Chennai to Haryana

13/10/2018 | Haryana | Environment

Context : The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has shifted its headquarters from Chennai to Ballabhgarh of Haryana. The decision has been taken fo ...

Jadav Payeng urges Dhemaji villagers to embark on greening drive

13/10/2018 | Assam | Environment

Internationally acclaimed self-taught environmentalist Jadav Payeng and brand ambassador of the ‘Clean & Green Village’ campaign asked the local villa ...

Kaziranga National Bamboo Park and Museum

9/10/2018 | Assam | Environment

Kaziranga National Bamboo Park In order to conserve bamboo, farmers’ organization Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), which is currently running Kazi ...

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary Reopens For Tourists

6/10/2018 | Assam | Environment

A season packed with wildlife and adventure is in store for tourists and wildlife enthusiasts alike, starting with a sojourn at the Pobitora Wildlife ...

Dolphin Research Centre to come up soon

6/10/2018 | Bihar | Environment

National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC) will be set up on the banks of the Ganga river in Patna University campus in Patna, capital of Bihar. It will ...

Nai Rahein Nai Manzilein Scheme

5/10/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Untapped tourist places to get facelift under ‘Nai Rahein Nai Manzilein’ In order to harness the untapped and new tourist slots to diversify tourism i ...

SC on Anti pollution Measures

29/9/2018 | Haryana | Environment

The Supreme Court banned use of pet-coke and dirty furnace oil in Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh from November 1, 2017 in a bid to reduce air po ...

Haryana has lowest percentage of forest cover in India

27/9/2018 | Haryana | Environment

Haryana has pipped Punjab in taking the dubious distinction of the lowest forest cover in the country with only 3.59% green cover, according to the St ...

Saurabh Van Vihar submerges in Neugal

25/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Saurabh Van Vihar submerges in Neugal A cloudburst in the Dhauladhars on Sunday night destroyed the famous tourist resort Saurabh Van Vihar, spreading ...

Green City tag for New Town

25/9/2018 | West Bengal | Environment

New Town has received a gold certification from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), making it India’s first satellite city to receive the honour ...

Haryana : Tooti Lagao, Jal Bachao Campaign

20/9/2018 | Haryana | Environment

The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has launched ‘Tooti Lagao, Jal Bachao’ campaign in villages falling under municipalities for water conservation whi ...

Haryana signs MoU with Indian Oil for ethanol plant

19/9/2018 | Haryana | Environment

Haryana Government has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to set up ethanol plant at village Bohali village in ...

Losses due to monsoon in Himachal

19/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

33 cloud bursts and 391 landslides took place in the State. As many as 264 persons lost their lives including 199 deaths due to road accidents caused ...

Rajasthan’s first lion safari was inaugurated at Nahargarh Biological Park.

15/9/2018 | Rajasthan | Environment

Rajasthan’s first lion safari was inaugurated at Nahargarh Biological Park. geographical location- The park is located on Delhi-Jaipur National Highwa ...

Waste Disposal Site in Jamshedpur Railway Station

13/9/2018 | Jharkhand | Environment

Context :- The stench that used to greet passengers at Tatanagar station is almost gone, thanks to the railway authorities who have found a new dumpin ...

Eco Tourism in state

12/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Himachal to be developed as major eco-tourism destination: CM The Himachal Pradesh Government has identified 113 sites to be developed from eco- touri ...

HP Government new initiatives to increase green cover

10/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

With a view to increase green cover and ensuring environment conservation, the Himachal Pradesh government has initiated three forestry projects. To i ...

Coal Mine gas emission

10/9/2018 | Jharkhand | Environment

Context :- Increased emission of carbon dioxide and methane from an abandoned mine at BCCL's Tisra Colliery in Lodna, around 15km from here, has made ...

Initiatives of state government to control polliution

7/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board has been selected for “SKOCH Order-of-Merit” award in the category of environment for launching the ...

Disaster management in Himachal

6/9/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Work on Una flood control project remains stalled. Work on the ambitious Rs 922-crore flood protection project on the 73 tributaries of the Swan River ...

paudhagiri campaign

31/8/2018 | Haryana | Environment

Haryana Government has launched ‘Paudhagiri campaign’, an unique program to increase green cover in the state. It was launched by Chief Minister Manoh ...

Eco villages in Himachal Pradesh

31/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Kullu to have 5 model eco villages The state government has decided to develop five model eco villages in Kullu district. The government intends to de ...

Shimla-Kalka heritage railway

30/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Governor Acharya Devvrat convened meeting of top officers to prepare outline for setting up nurseries on Shimla-Kalka heritage rail track Preparing to ...

Assam & Arunachal face green cover loss

30/8/2018 | Assam | Environment

A study carried out by the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing has predicted a depletion of 9,007.14 square km (2.94 per cent) of forests in parts of A ...

Luhri Hydro project

28/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Even as the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVNL) claims that it has taken NOCs from the panchayats affected by the Luhri power project, the Himdhara Collec ...

Water crisis in Shimla - An analysis

24/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Dam on Giri to end Shimla’s water woes Learning lessons from the recent fortnight-long water crisis in the capital city, a 22-m-high gated dam is bein ...

GMC lacks efficient waste collection system: report

22/8/2018 | Assam | Environment

The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) is expending about 60 to 70 per cent budget of Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) on the MSW collection ...

Protect Chadwick Fall: Court to DC

22/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The High Court has directed the Shimla DC to take all measures by associating all stakeholders, including civil society, for restoring the pristine gl ...

Bifurcation Of Kaziranga National Park

19/8/2018 | Assam | Environment

The Kaziranga National Park (KNP) had been split into two divisions — the existing Eastern Assam Wildlife and the new Biswanath Wildlife park with Bra ...

Himachal emerging as the ‘Land of Medicinal Plants’

18/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Ayurvedic medicines are the major system of indigenous medicines and are most developed and widely practiced worldwide. Himalayan region has medicinal ...

ICAR gives Rs 4 cr to HAU to check stubble-burning

18/8/2018 | Haryana | Environment

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has sanctioned Rs 4 crore to Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture (HAU) University to check e ...

Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act 2016

14/8/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Environment

The ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC) has come up with draft rules to implement the Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF ) ...

New policy formulated for salvage trees

13/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The state Forest department has formulated a new policy for salvage timber (dry standing, fallen and uprooted trees) which so far was considered as un ...

Monkey Menace in Himachal

9/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Fenced forest to curb monkey menace Himachal has decided to experiment with the idea of creating a fenced forest to house 5,000 monkeys in the Simbalb ...

Tourist rush to Lahaul-Spiti to be restricted

8/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Himachal will adopt Bhutan model of tourism for its pristine Lahaul-Spiti Valley by restricting tourist inflow once the ecologically fragile area beco ...

zoological parks in Himachal

6/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

3D theatre for Kufri zoo established. The governing board of the Himachal Pradesh Zoos and Conseration Breeding Society (HPZCBS) has decided to start ...

Construction of ponds in Himachal : Forest Fires in HP

5/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, at a meeting with officials of the Forest Department asked the former to construct ponds for maintaining moisture in th ...

Black jackal discovered in Barpeta

5/8/2018 | Assam | Environment

The discovery of a pack of black jackals – believed to be a new subspecies or melanistic members of an existing species – in a forest of Barpeta distr ...

Rajasthan first State to implement biofuel policy

2/8/2018 | Rajasthan | Environment

Rajasthan has become the first State in the country to implement the national policy on biofuels unveiled by the Centre in May this year. The policy l ...

Ecotourism - 22 nature parks to be developed in state

1/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The government will develop 22 new nature parks in the state to give a thrust to eco-tourism, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, while launching the ...

International Tiger Day, 2018 observed at Bokakhat & Dorakahara

31/7/2018 | Assam | Environment

With an objective to create awareness among the masses on the need to protect the Royal Bengal Tiger, World Tiger Day was observed at Bokakhat. Cabine ...

Arsenic contamination

30/7/2018 | West Bengal | Environment

Context: A recent publication by researchers at the School of Environmental Studies (SOES), Jadavpur University, reveals not only rise in arsenic cont ...

Arsenic contamination in paddy is rising in Bengal: Study

30/7/2018 | West Bengal | Environment

According to recent study, arsenic contamination in paddy is rising from ground water in West Bengal. It reveals that rise in arsenic contamination of ...

Centre takes serious note of Guwahati pollution levels

29/7/2018 | Assam | Environment

Admitting that the pollution levels in Guwahati city is high, the Centre has directed the Pollution Control Board, Assam, regarding treatment of sewag ...

Assam forest cover increases

27/7/2018 | Assam | Environment

Denying reports of large-scale felling of trees in Assam, the Centre has said that according to the India State of Forest Report, 2017 of the Forest S ...

Guwahati To Tackle Plastic Waste By Making Roads From It

23/7/2018 | Assam | Environment

Joining the list of states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and immediate neighbour Meghalaya, Assam has taken up a pilot project to const ...

National Mission for Clean Ganga organizes Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan

20/7/2018 | Bihar | Environment

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) had organised Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan in five main Ganga basin states – Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar,  ...

National Mission for Clean Ganga organizes Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan

20/7/2018 | West Bengal | Environment

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) had organised Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan in five main Ganga basin states – Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, ...

Bihar Govt to install solar panels atop school, govt buildings

19/7/2018 | Bihar | Environment

The state government would install solar panels on rooftops of school and government buildings to tap non-conventional energy. Bihar had supplied up t ...

High-tech covered conductors to protect Kaziranga wildlife

17/7/2018 | Assam | Environment

For the first time in the State, the power department is in the process of installing ‘covered conductors’ for power transmission which will provide s ...

Bengal tiger’s Assam lifeline

13/7/2018 | Assam | Environment

The Bengal tiger is looking to Assam to help it survive a massive population erosion in one of its erstwhile strongholds. The plan is to relocate a ma ...

Kaziranga National Park: Rhino population rises marginally

1/7/2018 | Assam | Environment

The recent census carried out in Kaziranga National Park, Assam has revealed that there was a marginal increase in the population of the onehorned rhi ...

NITI Aayog Composite Water Management Index :Haryana Worst Performer

15/6/2018 | Haryana | Environment

The NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog launched Composite Water Management Index as useful tool to assess and improve performanc ...

‘Blue Flag’ tag

7/6/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Environment

The Chandrabhaga beach on the Konark coast of Odisha will be the first in Asia to get the Blue Flag certification — the tag given to environment-frien ...

CM Pema Khandu Inaugurates Arunachal Pradesh’s Biggest Solar Plant

11/5/2018 | Assam | Environment

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the state’s biggest solar power plant at Energy Awareness Park in the presence of Power Minis ...

First organised census for Indus dolphins

10/5/2018 | Punjab | Environment

For the conservation of Indus dolphins – one of the world’s rarest mammals – the Punjab government along with WWF-India conducted the first organised ...

Badkhal Lake revival project

27/4/2018 | Haryana | Environment

The process of reviving the dried-up Badkhal Lake in Faridabad has begun. The state government has handed over the work of refilling the lake to the F ...

Haryana’s first waste-to-energy plant

14/4/2018 | Haryana | Environment

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has laid the foundation stone of the state’s first waste-to-energy plant at Bandhwari village on the Faridabad-Guru ...

Suketi Fossil Park

13/4/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has said that Suketi Fossil Park in Sirmour district would be developed by the Tourism Department through Asian Developm ...

Assam Spring Festival organised at Manas National Park

8/4/2018 | Assam | Environment

The two-day Assam Spring Festival was held at Manas National Park. It was organised by Indian Weavers’ Association and Swankar Mithing Onsai Afat, an ...

Haryana to promote paddy straw power to combat stubble burning

10/3/2018 | Haryana | Environment

With stubble burning remaining one of the main causes of increasing pollution in the northern region, Haryana government showed its commitment to comb ...

Fatehabad villages to have community reserves

24/2/2018 | Haryana | Environment

Fatehabad district will soon have three community reserves — protected areas for wildlife — as panchayats of Dhangar, Dhani Majra and Kahalheri villag ...

NGT directs northern states to formulate policy to stop stubble burning

21/2/2018 | Punjab | Environment

The National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi and four northern states to formulate a comprehensive policy for providing incentives and infrastructur ...

Haryana’s green cover worse than Punjab: FSI

19/2/2018 | Haryana | Environment

Haryana has pipped Punjab in taking the dubious distinction of the lowest forest cover in the country with only 3.59% green cover, according to the St ...

Punjab state groundwater most contaminated

7/2/2018 | Punjab | Environment

While making up less than 2 per cent of India’s landmass, Punjab accounts for 88 per cent of the total habitations in the country that are adversely a ...

Green Good Deeds campaign

6/2/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Environment

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has launched Green Good Deeds campaign. The purpose of the people-oriented camp ...

North Koel Reservoir Project

12/1/2018 | Bihar | Environment

Context:- A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of I ...

Gharials reintroduced in Harike sanctuary

27/12/2017 | Punjab | Environment

The state government has released 10 ‘gharials’ in the Beas river at the Harike Wildlife Sanctuary in Gagrewal village near Raiya. In 2005, the Punjab ...

Punjab cabinet approves creation of directorate of environment and climate change

20/12/2017 | Punjab | Environment

In order to effectively check the menace of pollution, including that resulting from stubble burning, the Punjab cabinet has approved the creation of ...

Mobile methanol vans

19/12/2017 | Haryana | Environment

The NITI Aayog has proposed a plan to address the issues of stubble burning and energy requirement of farmers of Haryana and Punjab. It has suggested ...

High fluoride, arsenic content in water bodies in Punjab

8/11/2017 | Punjab | Environment

The state government has admitted that besides the declining water level, the state is facing acute problem of water quality due to high concentration ...

State Forest Policy of Himachal Pradesh

3/10/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The State Forest Policy of 1980 was to meet the peculiar forestry situations within the State (Department of Forest Farming and Conservation, 1980). T ...

Study harmful effects of RO water: PPCB to varsity

8/9/2017 | Punjab | Environment

To check the wastage of water in reverse osmosis (RO) water purifiers which further puts burden on the sewerage treatment plants in the state, the Pun ...

ZSI to record climate change impact on animals in five Himalayan states

14/7/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has launched long-term 'monitoring studies project to document the effect of climate change on animal biodiversit ...

Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to launch green-concept based State Data Centre

6/5/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Himachal Pradesh became the first state in the country to have a State Data Centre (SDC), designed using green data centre concept. The SDC will offer ...

Himachal Pradesh launches artificial propagation programme of mahseer fish for conservation

6/5/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Himachal Pradesh fisheries department has started an artificial propagation programme for rehabilitation and conservation of Golden Mahseer fish. Unde ...

UNESCO Natural Heritage Festival

18/2/2017 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The 2017 UNESCO Natural Heritage Festival was held at Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Sairopa, Himachal Pradesh from February 11th to 12th. Th ...

First Environmental Democracy Index

21/5/2015 | Environment and Ecology | Environment

Environmental democracy isn't just about making environmental information available to the public; that's an essential first step, but governments mus ...

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