The conifer forest

Green India Mission is now under Centrally Sponsored Scheme

National Mission for a Green India, popularly known as Green India Mission (GIM) has received centre’s nod to be treated as Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS). In February 2014, The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a proposal of the Ministry of Environment and Forests30

Burning of tyres

NGT Bans burning of tyres in Public Places

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned the burning of tyres. The ruling will ensure burning of tyres in public places such as roads and areas around residential buildings. Burning of tyres is a common practice in India especially during political processions and agitations. In30

Animal testing_Wistar rat

Union Government has banned cosmetic companies from animal testing

Union Government has banned cosmetic companies from testing on animals. The notification prohibiting testing of cosmetics on animals was issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 27 January 2014. The rules prohibiting testing of cosmetics on animals will become effective within30

Industrial Air Pollution

Beijing gets new law to control hazardous Smog

The city of Beijing, China, which is under pressure to reduce air pollution to address the cause of the hazardous smog in January 2014, which carried pollution levels more than 20 times that is considered as unhealthy by the World Health Organisation (WHO). On 1630

Solar pannels and mounting structure at rooftop

Tamil Nadu Tribunal Sets Aside Solar Purchase Obligation

In a major setback to government plans, Tamil Nadu’s electricity tribunal has decided to set aside a government order placing solar energy obligations upon heavy power consumers. It is unclear as to how the order would affect government plans to generate an additional 3,000 megawatts30

Western Ghats -from Gobichettipalayam

MoEF issues fresh order on Kasturirangan recommendation

The Environment Ministry has issued a fresh order to follow in the footsteps of the in principle acceptance of the Ksatrurirangan committee report on 20 December 2013 and withdrawn 16 November 2013 notification. The Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) order has now clarified that30

Green Belt Schematic

Regulatory Provisions for Green Belt Development in India

Green vegetation cover is beneficial in many ways leading to conservation of biodiversity, retention of soil moisture, recharge of ground water and maintaining pleasant micro climate of the region. In addition, vegetation cover can also absorb pollutants from the environment and helps in effective pollution30