Prakash Javadekar

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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1,475 industry units installed pollution monitors since 2015: Prakash Javadekar

Date of Release: 
Mar 8 2016

New Delhi: Nearly half of the 3,145 highly polluting industry units that were issued notices by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in 2015 have installed effluent/emission monitoring systems, the environment ministry said on Monday.

In 2015, CPCB issued notices to industry units under 17 categories, asking them to install continuous effluent/emission monitoring systems. Of the total 3,145 - 1,475 have installed the devices and 805 are expected to do it by March end.

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24×7 monitoring of polluting industries

Date of Release: 
Mar 8 2016

New Delhi : Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday claimed a major revolution of putting all highly polluting industries in 17 categories under 24×7 monitoring by forcing them to install continuous effluent and emission equipment for online monitoring.

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Govt to change law to act against polluting industries on the basis of online evidence

Date of Release: 
Mar 8 2016

NEW DELHI: The Centre will make necessary changes in existing law to enable use of online data as legal evidence against polluting industries if such units violate permissible emission\effluent limits.

The move is necessary as 1475 industries have already switched over to the web-based monitoring system and the remaining ones will put in the devices by June 30.

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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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Delhi NCR to get pollution monitoring control room

Date of Release: 
Nov 7 2015

New Delhi: Environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday announced the immediate setting up of a control room in the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for a daily review of levels of air pollution and monitoring air quality in the national capital region centred on Delhi.

Javadekar’s announcement came after a meeting of environment ministers of Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana convened for reviewing air quality situation in northern India. The burning of crop residue has already led to a thick layer of smog enveloping Delhi and adjoining regions.

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Environment Minister Javadekar Appeals for a Cracker-Free Diwali

Date of Release: 
Nov 7 2015

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar announced the immediate setting up of a control room in the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for a daily review of levels of air pollution and monitoring air quality in the national capital region.

Javadekar met with the environment ministers of Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana to review the air quality situation.

He has also made an appeal for a cracker-free Diwali.

Source URL: The Quint

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MoEF Nod to EIA for Kerala's New Dam Withdrawn

Date of Release: 
Aug 22 2015

NEW DELHI: The wildlife panel of the Union Environment Ministry has withdrawn permission for conducting an environment impact assessment (EIA) study for the new Mullaiperiyar dam after Tamil Nadu informed it that according to an apex court order, agreement between TN and Kerala was necessary for construction of the new dam.

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79 sewage treatment plants in the country non-functional: Prakash Javadekar

Date of Release: 
Aug 11 2015

NEW DELHI: There are 522 sewage treatment plants (STP) in the country, of which 79 are non-operational, the Government said today.

In a written reply to a question on number of operational, non-operational and non-conforming STP in Lok Sabha, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said, "CPCB has carried out an inventorisation exercise of STPs for the country in 2014-15.

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New pollution-monitoring norms to be finalized in 2-3 months

Date of Release: 
Aug 10 2015

The Union environment ministry has proposed new pollution monitoring standards for industries in at least 22 sectors over the past few months in an attempt to regulate these sectors better.

Some of these standards have been put online for suggestions and comments from various stakeholders.

“These would be finalized and notified within the next two to three months. These proposed standards will immensely strengthen the ministry’s overall regulation of the polluting industries,” said a senior environment ministry official, who did not want to be identified.

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