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Online application for Import/Export of Hazardous waste to be made mandatory from October 2016

From the 73rd MEETING OF THE EXPERT COMMITTEE that may be scheduled to be held in OCTOBER 2016, only online application with regard to IMPORT/EXPORT OF HAZARDOUS AND OTHER WASTES  will be accepted in the Ministry

ENQUIRY  WITH REGARD TO IMPORT AND EXPORT OF HAZARDOUS WASTES is  to be made on 011 -24695444 between 4:30 to 5:30 PM only.

Give Suggestions for Prime Minister's Speech for Independence Day 2016

Give Suggestions for Prime Minister's Speech for Independence Day 2016


Booklet on New Initiatives and Efforts 2014-2016
Booklet on New Initiatives and Efforts 2014-2016
State-wise compilation of public utility approvals by MoEFCC (May 2014 - April 2016)

State-wise compilation of public utility approvals by MoEFCC (May 2014 - April 2016)

(Book form/Flip pages)


(PDF form)

ebook on New Initiatives and Efforts 2014-2016

ebook on New Initiatives and Efforts 2014-2016

(Book form/Flip pages)



(PDF form)

The MoEFCC invites a selfie on the theme “Plant a tree and create your own Oxygen Bank”

World Environment Day

June 5,2016

The Theme

Go Wild For Life

Zero Tolerance for the illegal wildlife trade


To upload your Selfie Click

The World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.


Each WED is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. WED 2016 is themed on the illegal trade in wildlife under the slogan ‘Go Wild for Life'. This theme encourages you to celebrate all those species under threat and take action of your own to help safeguard them for future generations. This can be about animals or plants that are threatened within your local area as well as at the national or global level - many local extinctions will eventually add up to a global extinction! 


Whoever you are, and wherever you live, show zero-tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife in word and deed, and make a difference.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change invites a selfie on the theme “Plant a tree and create your own Oxygen Bank”.


Take a pride by sending your Photo/ Selfie with your planted sapling on

Method of Uploading  Selfie / Photo


  1. Go to website
  2. If you are uploading image it should not be more than 5 mb
  3. Only one selfie per entry is allowed 


‘Focus Over the Next Three Years will be on Compliance of Laws’: Javadekar

‘Focus Over the Next Three Years will be on Compliance of Laws’: Javadekar


The NMNH will be closed for public

The NMNH will be closed for public

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Joint Statement issued at the conclusion of the 22nd BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change,New Delhi, India on 7 April 2016

Joint Statement issued at the conclusion of the

22nd BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change

New Delhi, India

7 April 2016

  1. The 22nd BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held in New Delhi, India on 6 and 7 April 2016. The meeting was attended by H.E. Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India, H.E. Mr. Xie Zhenhua, Special Representative for Climate Change of China, H.E. Ambassador Antonio Marcondes, Under Secretary-General for the Environment, Energy, Science and Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil and Mr. Maesela Kekana, Chief Director, International Climate Change Relations and Negotiations of South Africa.
  2. Ministers welcomed the adoption of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and acknowledged that the 21st Conference of Parties (COP-21) held in Paris in December 2015 marked a milestone in global climate cooperation. They underlined that the Paris Agreement is meant to enhance the implementation of the Convention and is comprehensive, balanced and ambitious. It also reiterates the principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities (CBDR & RC).
  3. Ministers appreciated the role of the French Presidency in carrying all Parties together and ensuring the successful adoption of the Paris Agreement at COP-21. The Ministers also commended the role of BASIC and G-77 & China groups in negotiating the Paris outcomes and securing interests of the developing countries. They reaffirmed the commitment of BASIC countries to G-77 & China and expressed their appreciation of South Africa’s chairing of the group.
  4. Ministers underlined that the Paris Agreement recognizes the imperatives of sustainable patterns of consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead, and the importance of climate justice, in strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change.
  5. Ministers commended the efforts by BASIC countries and other developing countries in tackling climate change, both pre- and post-2020, and emphasised that these represent far more ambitious efforts compared to their respective responsibilities and capabilities.
  6. The BASIC countries look forward to signing the Paris Agreement on 22 April 2016 during the High-Level Signature Ceremony convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. They expressed their will to initiate necessary domestic processes for ratification, acceptance or approval as soon as possible with a view to facilitate the timely entry into force of the Agreement, and urged other countries to do so as well.
  7. Ministers reiterated the importance of pre-2020 actions in building trust amongst the Parties and noted with concern the pending ratification by many Annex I Parties of the Doha Amendment, which establishes the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. They urged Annex I Parties to both ratify and revisit pledges of Quantified Emission Limitation and Reduction Objectives (QELROs) to close the emission gap. They also emphasized that raising pre-2020 ambition on other pillars of the Convention (viz. adaptation, finance and technology and capacity building support) will pave the way for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
  8. The Ministers reiterated that Parties’ contributions, termed as ‘Nationally Determined Contributions’ (NDCs), are to be country driven and comprehensive. The Ministers reflected on the importance of adaptation and means of implementation as key elements of Parties efforts under the Agreement.
  9. The Ministers stressed the differentiated obligations in mitigation actions of developed and developing countries, as well as for the provision of support, and emphasized that developed countries should continue to take the lead. They also recalled that the Paris Agreement specifically mentions that the time frame for peaking will be longer for developing countries. Ministers felt that proper anchoring of differentiation in contributions of developed and developing countries is a sound basis for ambitious actions.
  10. Ministers also underscored the need for financial support to developing countries for effective implementation of their mitigation and adaptation actions through accelerating the work on the new Technology Framework and the Technology Mechanism including its assessment for a meaningful and tangible dissemination, transfer and deployment of technology from developed to developing countries. They also emphasized on the role of innovation and international cooperation in enhancing global actions.
  11. Ministers welcomed the setting up of the Paris Committee, a new institutional mechanism for enhancing capacity building activities in developing countries, and urged developed countries to provide financial support for capacity building in developing countries.
  12. Ministers emphasized the importance of building on the existing transparency framework under the Convention, for effective implementation of the Paris Agreement and reiterated the importance of providing support and flexibility to developing countries, including through the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency, in fulfilling their obligations under the proposed enhanced transparency framework. Ministers further underlined that transparency of support is a fundamental aspect of the implementation of the Paris Agreement and that the consideration of this issue should not be outsourced to other entities. They also reflected on the need to focus on the qualitative aspects of climate finance on transparency of support.
  13. Ministers identified means of implementation in the context of provision of finance, technology transfer and capacity building support as the most important enablers of action for developing countries. Ministers expressed their concern over the lack of adequate support in this respect and urged developed countries to honour their obligations under the Convention.
  14. Ministers also urged developed countries to scale up their level of financial support with a complete road map to achieve the goal of jointly providing USD 100 billion per year by 2020. Reiterating the role of public finance, Ministers called upon developed countries to fulfill their pledges to the Green Climate Fund. 
  15. Ministers noted that the next session of the SBI, SBSTA and Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement will be deliberating on a number of issues related to the Paris Agreement. In this regard, Ministers hoped that issues under these bodies will receive balanced treatment and pledged their support to the incoming COP Presidency of Morocco to ensure a successful COP-22.
  16. The BASIC countries expressed concern that the draft proposal on Global Market Based Measures (GMBM) under the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) may impose inappropriate economic burden on developing countries, where the international aviation market is still maturing. They urged the ICAO to develop climate change measures in a manner that is consistent with the principles of CBDR & RC, and to align the GMBM with the relevant provisions of the Paris Agreement.
  17. Ministers agreed to further strengthen the cooperation and solidarity among the BASIC countries.
  18. Ministers welcomed the offer of South Africa to host the 23rd BASIC Ministerial meeting.


Union Budget 2016-17

Union Budget 2016-17

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