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Past articles by Mayank:

Energy efficiency, green concerns key to India’s development goals: R.K. Singh

While enhancing access to energy and raising per capita consumption of energy were India’s priorities, the country will play a global leadership role in ensuring a healthier environment, R.K. Singh said → Read More

Speeding up plans to cut emissions may save 153 million lives, says study

In India, according to the study, a total of 25.72 million premature deaths can be avoided across 18 cities → Read More

Panel asks govt to find solutions to check the spread of chikungunya

A parliamentary panel has asked the government to find scientific solutions to control the population of mosquitoes to check the spread of infectious diseases like chikungunya → Read More

Govt proposes to ease environment rules for construction sector

The environment ministry’s proposal is once again expected to face legal battle as environmental experts said that it was in defiance of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) decision → Read More

Government unveils draft national forest policy

The National Forest Policy will be an overarching policy for forest management, with the aim of bringing a minimum of one-third of India’s total geographical area under forest or tree cover → Read More

Govt may soon have ‘umbrella scheme’ to avoid overlapping in scientific research

An ‘umbrella scheme’ to avoid the overlapping in scientific research will ensure effective coordination between various scientific ministries and departments → Read More

India to take criminal action against errant solar power developers

India will penalize solar power developers using foreign equipment in projects that were awarded on the basis they would only use Made in India solar cells and modules → Read More

Centre letting state panels expedite disposal of project regularization requests, say environmentalists

Errant projects that came up without a mandatory environment clearance (EC) were given a one-time chance for regularization last year by the NDA government ministry → Read More

Govt to overhaul its air pollution strategy to cover regions across India

The plan is an admission of the fact that air pollution is not an urban problem or a region specific problem and thus a comprehensive action is required on national scale → Read More

Govt calls for studies on climate change goals

The environment ministry has called for a series of studies from research organizations to develop a roadmap for the effective and efficient implementation of climate change goals → Read More

Government amends coastal zone rules to give relief to projects

The environment ministry has amended the coastal zone rules to give relief to projects that started in the fragile coastal areas without required clearances → Read More

Environment ministry notifies rules to regulate the use of persistent organic pollutants

New Regulation of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) Rules, 2018 ban the manufacture, trade, use, import and export of seven toxic chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention → Read More

Narendra Modi, Emmanuel Macron bat for solar alliance to boost global energy security

New Delhi announces $1.4 billion assistance for developing 27 solar projects spread across 15 countries → Read More

CPCB says industries can face closure if failed to follow strict emission norms

CPCB asks all states to ensure that industries that fall under the 17 highly polluting categories comply strictly with emission norms → Read More

Environment ministry forms panel to regulate movement of timber from northeast

The panel will look at allotment of wagons for movement of surplus timber from northeast to other parts of the country → Read More

Govt: GM soybean imports only after regulator’s approval

Govt asks foreign trade regulator DGFT to stop imports of genetically modified soybean for food or feed without the approval of the transgenic products watchdog → Read More

What prompted the centre to rethink rules on cattle trade?

Several states have voiced concern, saying the new rules can spark unrest and affect livelihoods of many → Read More

Human-wildlife conflict: Govt raises compensation for death, injuries to humans

Union environment ministry raises compensation to Rs5 lakh from Rs2 lakh for death and permanent incapacitation to humans → Read More

Panel backs forest nod to expand air force station

The project includes extension of runway and infrastructure development of the ‘Air Force Station Arjan Singh’ at Panagarh, about 150km from Kolkata → Read More

Air quality in Delhi-NCR in winter season slightly improved: report

An EPCA report warned that there was still a long way to go to achieve clean air and stressed that the fight against high levels of air pollution needed a comprehensive plan → Read More