EPCA to meet states for ‘by default’ GRAP enforcement if air quality falls

New Delhi, Nov 23 : The Supreme Court-appointed environment body has on Friday called a meeting with governments of Delhi’s neighbouring states to ensure that necessary measures and restrictions are imposed “by default” without wait if air quality drops, officials said on Thursday. The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) will hold the meeting with the […]

Delhi-NCR air quality still very poor as stubble burning reaches Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 23 : Still “very poor” with some regions facing a “severe” situation, the air quality in Delhi and NCR sees no scope of improvement, as despite orders and monitoring, the practice of stubble burning was reported from Delhi itself on Thursday. As stubble burning increases and spreads across districts of Punjab, Haryana […]

Electric vehicle sales: Only 5 states excel, Gujarat tops

New Delhi, Nov 23 : Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra have emerged as the top 5 states in electric vehicle (EV) sales, the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) said on Thursday. An SMEV survey of EVs sold during the last fiscal showed that 1,926 of these were sold in Maharashtra, […]

Ordinance to encourage bamboo cultivation in non-forest areas promulgated

New Delhi, Nov 23 : The Central government on Thursday promulgated the Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 to exempt bamboo grown in non-forest areas from definition of “tree”, doing away with the need of felling or transit permit for its economic use. The Union Cabinet had on Wednesday approved the promulgation of the ordinance to […]

Telangana to launch electric vehicle policy next month

Hyderabad, Nov 23 : The Telangana government will next month launch its policy for electric vehicles to provide incentives to manufacturers and private players setting up charging stations, a senior government official said on Thursday. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industry, Commerce and Information Technology, said the policy will offer incentives for setting up charging stations […]

Poaching threatens Europe’s last pristine forests: UN Environment

New Delhi, Nov 23 : The Carpathian forests, home to the largest remaining populations of brown bears, wolves and lynx across 15 countries in central and eastern Europe, are frequently exposed to poaching, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) has warned. The forests spread over the Danube-Carpathian region, located in Central and Eastern Europe, […]