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The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is an Indian government ministry. The ministry portfolio is currently held by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

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Close to 700 cases of stubble burning reported from Punjab, Haryana between September 21-29
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Close to 700 cases of stubble burning reported from Punjab, Haryana between September 21-29

Amidst increasing levels of air pollution in the national capital region, close to 700 cases of stubble burning were reported from Punjab and Haryana between September 21-29, according to sources in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFF & CC).

Environment ministerial meet on air pollution with Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan on Oct 1: Javadekar
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Environment ministerial meet on air pollution with Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan on Oct 1: Javadekar

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar informed that this year meeting with Environment Ministers of Delhi and neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan will be held virtually on October 1.

India urges nations to put 'nature at heart' of recovery plan post COVID-19
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India urges nations to put 'nature at heart' of recovery plan post COVID-19

COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised that un-regulated exploitation of natural resources coupled with un-sustainable food habits and consumption patterns lead to destruction of systems that support human life, said Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday and urged nations to put "nature at the heart" of their recovery plan post-pandemic.

Delhi HC adjourns to Oct 23 Environment Ministry's plea against order to publish EIA notification in different languages
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Delhi HC adjourns to Oct 23 Environment Ministry's plea against order to publish EIA notification in different languages

The Delhi High court on Wednesday adjourned till October 23, a petition filed by the Ministry of Environment against the court's June 30 order where the Centre was directed to publish the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification in languages mentioned in VIII Schedule of Constitution of India.

Swadeshi Jagran Manch writes to PM requesting halt to field trials of genetically modified brinjal
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Swadeshi Jagran Manch writes to PM requesting halt to field trials of genetically modified brinjal

After the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change allowed the field trials for Bt brinjal, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) affiliate, Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) on Monday, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to halt the trials of the genetically modified (GM) crop at earliest, saying that they are against the national interest.

Delhi HC issues notice on Centre's review plea related to EIA
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Delhi HC issues notice on Centre's review plea related to EIA

The Delhi High court on Friday issued a notice to environmentalist Vikrant Tongad on a review petition moved by the Ministry of Environment against the court's June 30 order where the Centre was directed to publish the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification in languages mentioned in VIII Schedule of Constitution of India.

Maharashtra govt reserves 600 acres of Aarey land near Sanjay Gandhi National Park as forest
Maharashtra

Maharashtra govt reserves 600 acres of Aarey land near Sanjay Gandhi National Park as forest

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to reserve 600-acre Aarey land near the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) in ...

In major reorganisation, Environment Ministry approves establishment of 19 regional offices
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In major reorganisation, Environment Ministry approves establishment of 19 regional offices

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has approved the establishment of 19 integrated regional offices (IROs), which will be done by the reorganisation of regional or sub-regional offices of various authorities, across the country.

Govt focusing on increasing tree cover, carbon stock: Javadekar
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Govt focusing on increasing tree cover, carbon stock: Javadekar

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is focusing on enhancing forest quality and increasing tree cover for maximising carbon stock, said Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at the States Forest Ministers' Conference held in New Delhi.

Government to launch Project Dolphin in 15 days: Prakash Javadekar
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Government to launch Project Dolphin in 15 days: Prakash Javadekar

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will launch Project Dolphin in 15 days for conservation and protection of the mammalian species in Indian rivers and oceans, said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday.

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