PRAKASH JAVADEKAR

  • No scientific evidence to prove GM crops harmful: Prakash Javadekar December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no scientific evidence to prove that Genetically Modified crops would harm soil, human health and environment, Government said on Thursday. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar's response came to queries in Rajya Sabha over the recent controversial decision of biotech regulator -- the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee's (GEAC)-- ...
  • BJP has achieved what UPA couldn't do over the years: Javadekar December 1, 2014

    Lauding the work of the Central government in the past six months, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has achieved what the previous UPA government could not achieve over the years. ...
  • Sushma Swaraj not a dummy External Affairs Minister, says Prakash Javadekar November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Lauding the work of the Central government in the past six months, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has achieved what the previous UPA government could not achieve over the years. "What we have achieved in months was not achieved by UPA in years...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 4 Indian fishermen, Javadekar calls for permanent solution November 29, 2014

    Madurai: Four more Indian fishermen from a village in Nagapattinam district were on Saturday arrested by Sri Lankan Navy after they strayed into Lankan waters. Fisheries department officials said that the fishermen from Pushpavanam village, who were reported missing after they ventured out for fishing on Friday, had strayed into Lankan...
  • UPA had no intention to work for the people: Prakash Javadekar November 28, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the UPA government had no intention to work for the people. "People are now aware that there is a government that will act and ensure progress," said Javadekar. ...
  • Nitin Gadkari on NDA government completing 6 months November 28, 2014

    As the Modi led NDA government completes 6 months in office, CNN-IBN talks to Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Prakash Javadekar, 2 key members of team Modi on what the new government has achieved so far. ...
  • Prakash Javadekar slams Rahul Gandhi over his Swacch Bharat remarks November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi over his comments against 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Prime Minister Narendra Modi intended to make the mission a weapon of change. "We have to change the habits and mindset of people. When the country is clean, the mind also...
  • BJP to recruit 10 crore new members: Prakash Javadekar November 8, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Claiming that people were impressed with the performance of Narendra Modi Government, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said the party plans to induct 10 crore new members across the country by March 31. "Our target is to get ten crore new members across the country...
  • Delhi: Cleanliness drive will be theme of children's film festival November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, cleanliness will be the theme of the National Children's Film Festival which will be held from November 14 to 16 at the Siri Fort Stadium. Giving details, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that tennis player...
  • PM Modi's radio broadcast will bring people together: Prakash Javadekar November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's radio broadcast programme 'Man ki Baat' will be useful for bringing together people of the country. "He (Modi) always speaks from the heart and whenever someone speaks from the heart, people can connect with it. This...
  • India to start destroying stockpile of illegal wildlife items November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: India will on Sunday start destroying its stockpile of seized illegal wildlife articles, including tiger pelts and ivory, to demonstrate the country's commitment towards protection of its flora and fauna. The illegal wildlife products to be pulverised and burned by the Ministry of Environment...
  • Swach Bharat has become a national campaign: Prakash Javadekar October 25, 2014

    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said, "Swach Bharat has become a national campaign, a peoples' movement. It takes a good campaign to change the mindset of the people." ...
  • Prakash Javadekar lauds AIR for taking classical music to common man October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar lauded All India Radio for its service of supporting classical musicians and carrying the art form to the common man. "The Minister paid glowing tributes to AIR for the yeoman service in patronising hundreds of classical musicians over the years and also...
  • NCP offers outside support to BJP in Maharashtra October 19, 2014

    Mumbai: After receiving a massive drubbing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the Nationalist Congress Party offered outside support to Bharatiya Janata Party which has emerged as the single largest party in the state. "It's wiser for NCP to support the single largest party," NCP leader Praful Patel said. The BJP is...
  • Assembly election results: This win is because of Modi, says Prakash Javadekar October 19, 2014

    As the trend emerges of the Maharashtra Assembly elections on Sunday, BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, "This win is because of Modi. After looking at BJP's work people have given a chance in Maharashtra too." ...
  • Prakash Javadekar leads bank employees' delegation to meet Finance Minister October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Representatives of bank employees headed by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for early settlement of wage revision negotiations. Javadekar said the Finance Minister assured the delegation that he would look into the matter and the settlement process would be expedited. The delegation's meeting with...
  • Want to put environment ministry on autopilot: Prakash Javadekar October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said on Friday that he wanted to put the environment ministry in "autopilot" with transparent, policy-based decision making and acknowledged that the previous UPA government had hampered growth by not clearing key environmental decisions. "I want to put...
  • Maharastra polls: Door still open to Shiv Sena, says Javadekar October 11, 2014

    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has indicated that the door is still open to former ally Shiv Sena. In an interview to Network18, Javadekar said, "People will give BJP a chance this time. The party will get 160 seats." ...
  • Pakistan will get 'befitting reply' for ceasefire breach: Prakash Javadekar October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday condemned the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan and warned Islamabad of "a befitting reply" by the Indian Government to the "provocative" firing and shelling along the border in Jammu and Kashmir. "Pakistan should remember there is a new Government in power now. What...
  • Congress protests Javadekar's resignation over live telecast of RSS chief's speech October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of Congress workers and leaders on Sunday held a protest demanding immediate resignation of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar accusing him of forcing Doordarshan to go for live telecast of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's speech from Nagpur two days ago. The Delhi Congress workers led by its chief...
  • Government sees no wrong in live DD telecast of RSS chief speech October 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Government on Friday saw nothing wrong with the state broadcaster Doordarshan telecasting live the hour-long address of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on the ground that the event was "news worthy". Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said here that Prasar Bharati, under which Doordarshan comes, took its own decisions and...
  • Maharashtra polls to witness new arithmetic: Prakash Javadekar October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The October 15 Assembly polls in Maharashtra would see "a new arithmetic" emerging, BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday. "These elections are going to be different. A new arithmetic will be seen. People will vote for good governance," he told reporters. The two long-standing alliances around which...
  • BJP will get absolute majority in Maharashtra polls: Prakash Javadekar September 30, 2014

    Nashik: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that BJP will get an absolute majority in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections. "People will vote for good governance and stable government. They will vote for BJP and we will get an absolute majority in the state Assembly elections. People...
  • Time to give BJP a mandate, says Prakash Javadekar September 26, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said that it was time to give BJP a mandate. The 25-year-old-BJP-Shiv Sena alliance finally ended on Thursday. "Time to give justice to the people of Maharashtra," said Javadekar. ...
  • India has signed pact on Minamata disease, says Prakash Javadekar September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: India has signed a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday. Javadekar, who returned from the US on Thursday after attending the UN Climate Summit, said India has signed the pact on Minamata to...
  • Javadekar on Modi visit: PM's visit crucial for IndoUS relations September 22, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit is crucial for IndoUS relations, maintained Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. The Environment Minister is in the US, not as a part of the PM's delegation but to attend to the UN summit on climate change scheduled on Tuesday. ...
  • All India Radio launches free news SMS alerts in five languages September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After the launch of its English language free news SMS alerts, All India Radio (AIR) on Friday launched a similar service in five Indian languages Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Dogri and Nepali. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday launched the free news SMS service of AIR News...
  • With eye on China, India all set to develop roads and military facilities along the disputed border September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India has eased restrictions on building roads and military facilities along its disputed border with China, as the new government seeks to close the gap on its neighbour's superior transport network and take a stronger stance on Beijing. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that he had relaxed environmental rules...
  • 'Indigenisation of digitisation will help generate jobs' September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The move to indigenise the digitisation drive of television systems will help in generating employment and attracting investment, domestic Set Top Box (STB) manufacturers told the government. The manufacturers also thanked the government for extending tax benefits to them via Form 'C', at a meeting with the Information...
  • Don't shy away from lawful responsibilities: Speaker to builders September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday asked builders to not shy away from their lawful responsibilities and said they were "lucky" to have a Prime Minister who believes that the underprivileged must get housing within their budget and not as a freebie. "You (builders) should have this sentiment...