The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change implements a Scheme on Ecolabeling environment-friendly products, covering 14 product categories. The Ecolabel, titled ‘Ecomark’ is granted to proponents who already have a product certificate mark from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), for a specific product.

Air quality in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) has been a matter of concern.

The Ministry of Environment,Forest and Climate Change issued draft notification vide S.O. 3933(E) dated 18.12.2017 regarding Environmental Clearance of Minor Minerals including cluster situation in Appendix-Xi and details as follows.

The Environment Ministry has proposed to relax the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) plan by reducing the e-waste collection targets for industries.

The following draft of the notification, which the Central Government proposes to issue in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 6 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) is hereby published, as required under sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, for the information of the public likely

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) Amendment Rules, 2017.

The new rules, notified by the environment ministry, decentralise wetlands management by giving states powers to not only identify and notify wetlands within their jurisdictions but also keep a watch on prohibited activities.

The Central Government proposes to make the draft rules under clause (d) of sub-section (2) of section 6 read with sub- section (I) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986).

An elephant census released by the Union ministry of environment, forests and climate change revealed an expansion in elephant areas, even while the jumbo population remained “stable” at 27,000.

The economic viability of any development project that involves diversion of forest land may now reduce with the environment ministry coming up with new cost benefit analysis guidelines.

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