Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change Current Affairs - 2020

Nagar Van Scheme

On June 5, 2020, the Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the “Nagar Van” scheme. The scheme was launched to mark the Environment Day. Key Features The scheme emphasizes on urban forestry. Under the scheme, around 200 urban forests are to be developed all over the country in next five years. Also, a film was played Read More…

Northeast States crowds list of states with most Dense Tree, Forest Cover

According to recent information provided by Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to Parliament, Northeast crowds list of states with most dense tree and forest cover in the country. It was based on assessment of forest and tree cover are done by Forest Survey of India (FSI), whose findings are published in Read More…

India’s forest-Certification Scheme gets Global Recognition

The council of Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has decided to recognised forest-certification scheme developed specifically for Indian forests by Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF), an Indian non-profit. The Certification Standard for Sustainable Forest Management developed by NCCF is the first forest-certification scheme from India to get global recognition. Certification Standard Read More…

India Bans Import of Solid Plastic Waste

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has amended the Hazardous and other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 to completely ban the import of solid plastic waste. Ban on Imports The amendment notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change fixes a loophole which previously allowed the import of plastic Read More…

New Delhi Declaration on Asian Rhinos 2019

India will collaborate with Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia and Malaysia to increase the population of three species of Asian Rhinos namely Greater one-horned rhinoceros, Javan rhino, and Sumatran rhino. India, Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia and Malaysia have signed the New Delhi Declaration on Asian Rhinos 2019 declaration for the conservation and protection of the species at the Second Asian Rhino Range Countries Meet organised by the Environment, Forest and Read More…