Ministry of Environment and Forests Current Affairs - 2019

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Government  forms new ‘Jal Shakti’ Ministry

The Centre has created a new Ministry called ‘Jal Shakti’ by merger of Ministries of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation along with Drinking Water and Sanitation. The move will bring all aspects of water management and regulation under one department. About Jal Ministry Background: In first Modi government (2014-2019) the project to clean Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & PoliticsUPSC


Government bans Sale of Cattle for Slaughter

The Ministry of Environment and Forests have come up with new regulations that bans the sale of cattle for slaughter. The central regulation for cow protection has been notified at the backdrop of rising cases of violence against cow traders by Hindu vigilante groups. The rules have been notified under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960. Slaughter Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics


SC stays Centre’s notification lifting ban on Jallikattu

The Supreme Court has stayed the Union Government’s notification lifting ban on traditional bull taming sport Jallikattu during the festival of Pongal in Tamil Nadu. In this regard the apex court rejected the plea of Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and Tamil Nadu Government. This decision was taken by a SC bench comprising Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics


Union Government, 3 states to start artificial breeding of Great Indian Bustard

Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) along with the 3 state governments will soon start an artificial breeding programme of Great Indian Bustard (GIB). Under this integrated collaborative effort, 3 states viz. Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra will take part to boost the population of GIB, one of the critically endangered flying bird Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity


Union Government launches web portal for issuing green clearance Category B projects

Union Government has launched a web portal for online submission of applications for environment clearance by State Environment Impact Assessment Authorities (SEIAA) for Category B projects. It was launched by Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi on the occasion of Digital India Week. Soon after the Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology


Union Government exempts educational institutions from prior green nod

Union Government has exempted builders from obtaining prior green nod for construction of Universities, School, College and Hostel facilities. In this regard Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has issued a circular to exempt green nod for educational institutions provided they should follow sustainable environment practises of construction. These educational institutions are Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityGovernance & Politics


NGT directs Real Estate Sector to check air pollution due to dust emanating from construction sites

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Real Estate Sector in the Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) to check air pollution caused by dust emanating from construction sites. The ruling was given by NGT bench headed by Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar on 10 April 2015. NGT in its ruling Ordered to stop to all construction Read More…

Month:  Categories: Places in News