Articles tagged under: Enviornment

CM forms committee to study and suggest measures to decrease air pollution in Ahmedabad

August 09, 2018
CM forms committee to study and suggest measures to decrease air pollution in Ahmedabad

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has formed a 11 member high level committee to study and suggest measures for effective resolution of the problem of air pollution in the largest city and former capital of the state, Ahmedabad. The committee to be headed by the Additional Chief Secretary of Department of Forest and Environment will also study the issue of continious dumping of waste at Pirana in the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Notably, CM Rupani had on the worl...Read More

Gujarat govt to install Reverse Vending Machines to recycle PET; payment per waste pet bottle hiked from 30 paise to one Rupee

June 05, 2018
Gujarat govt to install Reverse Vending Machines to recycle PET; payment per  waste pet bottle hiked from 30 paise to one Rupee

Gandhinagar: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today announced a number of steps to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution to Save Environment’ at the state-level World Environment Day function as per this year’s theme. Inaugurating a seminar on the theme at Mahatma Mandir at Gandhinagar in presence of Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel and Council of Ministers, he said that Gujarat Government is committed to plastic recycling to save environment from plastics wastes. He said ecological balance throu...Read More

NGT notices to Centre, Gujarat govt, NCA on plea seeking release of water in downstream of river Narmada

May 30, 2018
NGT notices to Centre, Gujarat govt, NCA  on plea seeking release of water in downstream of river Narmada

Gandhinagar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notices to Union and Gujarat governments, Narmada Control Authority and others on a plea which claimed that owing to scanty release of water towards downstream from Sardar Sarovar Dam on the river in Central Gujarat the drying river bed was causing damage to the environment and other problems. The Delhi based main bench of the tribunal has sought the reply of notices by July 30. Hearing the plea by Narmada Pradusha...Read More

Editor’s blog: Well done, and don’t rest till all is done

May 02, 2018
Editor’s blog: Well done, and don’t rest till all is done

By Japan K Pathak: Watched this heading(image attached) this morning in city edition of the Times of India and I started searching whether Ahmedabad's name was mentioned in this list or not. If it was the decade of 1990s or say beginning of 2000s, I could simply see this list to search for the rank of Ahmedabad. There was a time when color-scheme for auto rickshaws in Ahmedabad was yellow and black. If you dress in black and yellow, others would tease you calling 'rickshaw'. Most of thes...Read More

Adani Wilmar to replace its Fortune edible oil packaging with recyclable material

February 13, 2018
Adani Wilmar to replace its Fortune edible oil packaging with recyclable material

Ahmedabad: Adani Wilmar Limited, the largest seller of edible oil in the country, today announced that it will undertake a gradual overhaul of its edible oil packaging to make it entirely recyclable from Q1 FY-2018-19. Currently, Adani Wilmar sources nearly 300 MT of plastic films for packaging per month and one kilogram of film produces approximate 130 pouches. As part of the plan, the fastest growing Indian food FMCG company will now source plastic films comprising a novel formulation ...Read More

10 crore trees to be planted in Gujarat to increase green-cover and prevent soil-erosion: Rupani

June 05, 2017
10 crore trees to be planted in Gujarat to increase green-cover and prevent soil-erosion: Rupani

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today said that the state government with help of various voluntary organizations, environment lovers, local bodies and commoners would plant 10 crore trees across the state. Addressing the state level event on the occasion of world environment day here today, Rupani said that the 10 crore trees would be plant to increase the 'green-cover' of the state and it would help to tackle the problem of soil erosion. He said that under th...Read More

AMC launches e-waste collection centers, van and mobile app

April 29, 2017
AMC launches e-waste collection centers, van and mobile app

Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation(AMC) today launched e-waste mobile application and e-waste collection van in partnership with ECS Environment Pvt. Ltd. The AMC announced launching of e-waste collection centers at specified civic centers in six zones: East zone - Viratnagar, West zone - Usmanpura and Law Garden, North zone - MEMCO, South zone - Maninagar, Central zone - Danapith and Relief road, New West zone - Bodakdev. This is first of its kind of initiatives taken by any m...Read More

Moratorium on environment clearance to new industries, expansion in Ankleshwar, Panoli lifted

November 26, 2016

Bharuch: Addressing a function of Ankleshwar Industries Association and Panoli Industries Association in industrial town Ankleshwar near Bharuch in Central Gujarat with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Union Minister for Environment and Forest Anil Madhav Dave today announced central government's decision to lift moratorium on expansion of existing industrial projects and setting up of new industrial units in Ankleshwar. In 2010 on 10th or 13th January at sunrise, Ankleshwar witnesse...Read More

Swaminathan suggests ways to PM on stopping stubble burning

November 06, 2016
Swaminathan suggests ways to PM on stopping stubble burning

New Delhi: With Delhi choking with smog created by burning of paddy straw in neigbhouring states, noted agri-scientist M S Swaminathan today suggested to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ways to commercialise the straw to help tide over the problem. Swaminathan said paddy straw can be used for making animal feed, cardboard, paper and other products. He will soon send a detailed note to the PM in this regard. "I have told the Prime Minister how we can make use of paddy straw instead of burning ...Read More

India to eliminate super greenhouse gas HFC-23

October 13, 2016
India to eliminate super greenhouse gas HFC-23

Kigali: India today announced that it will eliminate the HFC-23 gas and directed all five plants in the country that produce it as a by-product to "destroy" the super greenhouse gas with high global warming potential. "The government, hereby directs that...all HCFC-22 plants to destroy HFC-23 produced as a by-product of HCFC-22 production through incineration using an efficient and proven technology such as thermal oxidation," says the order signed by Manoj Kumar Singh, joint secretary, Minis...Read More

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