New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released this analysis at Montreal Protocol meet in Kigali to support India’s proposal as general consensus seems to be emerging within the A5 parties (developing nations) to have a dual baseline for climate damaging gas Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 6 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, namely: These rules may be called the Environment (Protection) Fifth Amendment Rules, 2016.

National Consultation on Rural Sanitation hosted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in New Delhi calls for triggering mindset change, but lack of credible data on health and sanitation is a challenge

The draft rules further to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 were published, as required by sub-section (1) of section 212 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways number G.S.R.

About 76 percent of rural habitations in India have achieved a fully covered (FC) status, under the National Rural Drinking Water Program, with 40 liters per capita daily (lpcd), but this coverage is primarily through hand-pumps and does not necessarily translate into sustainable and good quality service delivery.

Reducing water and power use by half and promoting renewable energy and public transport, will be the key elements of the government's urban development strategy for the next 20 years, according to a report.

The Directorate of Economics and Statistics collates and analyses data on various aspects of Indian agriculture with view to assist in policy formulation. Its annual publication Agricultural Statistics at a Glance contains time series statistics on a wide range of parameters, such as production and productivity of various crops across state, price support and procurement, land-use, input use, international trade, credit and insurance. This issue of the publication brings out the latest available statistics on these aspects.

This report on the State of Indian Agriculture 2015-16 seeks to present a comprehensive analysis of the recent growth and performance of the agriculture and allied sectors and also to analyze the major emerging challenges. 

With littered plastic sachets posing environmental threat, the Ministry of Environment and Forests has directed 20 major Gutkha, Tobacco and Pan Masala manufacturers to stop using plastic material in any form.

Pollution has been rightfully a growing concern in the country off late. This matter and the relevant numbers have lead the government to undertake many measures to help not only control but also reduce pollution in India.

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