National Centre for Clean Coal Research and Development inaugurated
With the aim of addressing opportunities and challenges in development of clean coal technologies, Union Minister of Science & Technology Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the National Centre for Clean Coal Research and Development (NCCCR&D) at India More..

National Green Tribunal forms committee to stop illegal groundwater extraction
Expressing concern over depleting groundwater levels, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has set up a committee to formulate steps required to prevent illegal extraction of groundwater.

NGT’s decision was take in response to hearing of More..

UNCCD COP14: Drought Toolbox launched
At the ongoing 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida a Drought Toolbox was launched on the 10th day of conference (on 11 September 2019) which More..

DPIIT to launch Plastic Waste Management Campaign
Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) under Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry,  is set to launch Plastic Waste Management Campaign on 11 September 2019. The campaign will be launched under Swachhta Hi Sewa 2019 More..

PM raises India’s target to restore degraded land to 26 million hectares by 2030
Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised India’s target for restoring degraded land from its earlier target of 21 million hectares (MH) to 26 million hectares (MH) by 2030. The announcement was made by PM Modi while speaking at the high level segment at 1 More..

Three Animal Species in India Extinct Due To Desertification: Researchers
According to some researchers three animal species namely Indian Cheetah, pink-headed duck and Great Indian Bustard have become extinct due to desertification in India. The study by researchers was put forth at 14th meeting of Conference of Parties t More..

NGT asks centre to prepare plan for protection of Great Indian Bustard
A National Green Tribunal (NGT) Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel has directed Central government to prepare a time-bound action plan within two months for protection of Great Indian Bustard. This decision is in response More..

Uttarakhand to set up Special Tiger Force for Corbett Tiger Reserve
Uttarakhand Government has decided to for Special Tiger Force for Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR). This decision was taken by State Cabinet meeting. The force will have 85 posts and will help serve as the much needed second layer of protection for t More..

India to restore 50 lakh hectare of degraded land by 2030: Environment Minister
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that India has set target to restore 50 lakh hectare of its degraded land by 2030.

He made this announcement at curtain raiser event for 14th meeting of Con More..

Peacock Parachute Spider: Rare tarantula sighted for first time
Researchers have sighted critically endangered species of tarantula- Peacock Parachute Spider for first time beyond its known habitat in the Eastern Ghats. Its known habitat is in degraded forests near Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh. Recently, it was spot More..

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