Forest and Climate Change

1000 Incidents Of Environmental Violations Each Day

Date of Release: 
Mar 7 2016

Over 1000 instances of environmental violations by industries are bought to the notice of the ministry each day, Minister for Environment, Prakash Javadekar has said.

These violations are being tracked by an online monitoring system in over 1100 industrial units,spread across 17 sectors. The system installed at effluent discharge points and chimneys have been put in place to keep a tab on the way these units are affecting the environment.

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Industries Re-Categorised on Pollution Index by Ministry of Environment

Date of Release: 
Mar 6 2016

With an aim to make it easy to do business in India Environment Ministry released new categories of industries based on their pollution load.

Minister of State of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Mr. Prakash Javadekar said that, "The new category of White industries which is practically non-polluting will not require Environmental Clearance (EC) and Consent and will help in getting finance from lending institutions. The exercise of Re-categorisation was being carried out for last one year. This is a landmark decision to give a fair picture of the industries."

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