The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched as India’s biggest cleanliness drive ever
The campaign covers as many as 4041 towns and aims at cleaning streets, roads, and infrastructure
National Air Quality Index was launched by the Modi Government
It was launched to monitor the quality of air in major urban centres across the country on a real-time basis
India aims to reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35% by 2030 from 2005 levels...
… and achieve 40% of its cumulative electric power of around 350GW installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources, mainly renewable power
The Government amended the Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016...
...to improve compliance and to strengthen the implementation of environmentally sound management of biomedical waste
The Government launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)
It is a time-bound national level strategy to tackle increasing air pollution
The Union environment ministry lifted a ban on the expansion and setting up of factories in 8 critically polluted industrial belts
The ban was imposed based on the performance of the clusters on a Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) developed by the CPCB
The environment of coal-rich Singrauli region, a critically polluted industrial region, took a hard blow
Small coal mines, owned mostly by India’s public sector undertaking, have been allowed to expand their capacity without any public hearing.
The expert forest panel of the environment ministry cleared the Ken-Betwa project, India’s first river-linking project
... ignoring environmental concerns, including the diversion of around 5,500 hectares from the famous Panna National Park
The Union Ministry of Environment and forests no longer considers salt pans to be “wetlands’’,
This move could open up these eco-sensitive tracts in Mumbai for development as builders have been eyeing the over 5,300 acres of salt pans for years
The National Board for Wildlife is charged with allowing forest land in Protected Areas to be diverted for industry
The Government cleared 682 of the 687 projects (99.82%) that came up under critical observation
The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has entered into a MOA with National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd (NBCC) to construct a 50-km highway which cuts through the core of the Corbett Tiger reserve
If opened as a highway, it will go right through one of India’s most protected elephant and tiger habitats