The 22nd BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held in New Delhi, India on 6 and 7 April 2016. The meeting was attended by H.E. Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India, H.E. Mr. Xie Zhenhua, Special Representative for Climate Change of China, H.E.

This Order may be called, the Regulation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls Order, 2016. It shall come into force on the date of its final publication in the Official Gazette. The manufacture and import of the Polychlorinated Biphenyls in India shall be banned from the date of final publication of this Order.

The new Hazardous Waste Rules will ensure resource recovery and disposal of hazardous waste in environmentally sound manner. The Rules are environment and industry- friendly.

The Central Government had published the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2010 vide notification number G.S.R. 951(E), dated the e December, 2010 to regulate various activities within the wetlands in the country.

The Environment ministry released the new Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 which will bring in a wider and more comprehensive regime for bio waste management. The new bio-medical waste management rules will change the way country used to manage this waste earlier.

The Government has notified the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, in suppression of the earlier Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011.

Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) report World Culture Festival in OA No.65/2016 before Hon'ble NGT  On the direction of the Hon'ble National Green Tribunal (NGT) in the matter of Manoj Mishra Vs Union of India & Others in Original Application No.6 of 2012, a Committee was constituted in February, 2013 with Secretary, Ministry of

The Union government has come out with fresh guidelines to determine quality of water in rivers and other water bodies. The notification, which was issued by the ministry of environment forests and climate change (MoEF), contains 14 points and states the desired levels in each parameter that will be used to determine quality.

A Bill further to amend the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010. This Act may be called the Environment Law (Amendment) Act, 2015. It is a draft of the proposed amendment in Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and National Green Tribunal Act, 2010.

This guideline provides criteria for sustainable sand mining both in-stream and off-channel extraction of sand, the theory of sediment transport in rivers, an important factors determining sand replenishment rate together with a discussion of the impacts of river sand mining.