Over 100 civil society organisations from 15 states highlight the loopholes in the Centre’s draft National Forest Policy 2018 and demand withdrawl of this draft National Forest Policy, 2018

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) and clause (v) of sub-section (2) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) read with clause (d) of sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, the Central Government hereby makes the following further amendments in the Coastal Regulation Zon

This report analyses patterns and trends of forest fires in India.

In a move to curb air pollution, the environment ministry has, in a notification, said that import of pet coke for trading will not be permitted in NCR states. In the notification dated January 19, the ministry has put a host of restrictions on sale and use of pet coke in lime kilns in NCR, to control and abate environmental pollution.

The environment ministry has banned the use and sale of imported petroleum coke in the national capital region, in the latest effort to curb air pollution. Cement plants functioning in the NCR, which use pet coke as fuel, will have to take permission from state pollution control board, a notification released by the ministry said.

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 and Forests targets 35% reduction of air pollution in the next three years and 50% reduction in the next five years for at least 100 cities across India. The listed cities will have their own city-specific action plans.

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.

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