PRAKASH JAVADEKAR

  • This budget is more about employment and poverty, says Prakash Javadekar February 28, 2015

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that this budget is more about employment and poverty. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday present the Union Budget 2015 in Parliament. ...
  • Union Budget 2015: It is pro-poor, Opposition has lost it, say NDA ministers February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Cabinet colleagues have praised him for the Union Budget 2015 calling historical, pro-poor and visionary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted half-a-dozen tweets applauding the Budget. "Union Budget 2015 is a Budget with a clear vision. It is a Budget that is progressive, positive, practical, pragmatic...
  • Delhi greenest among metropolitan cities: Javadekar February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: In spite of rapid urbanisation, the government on Thursday said that Delhi has the largest forest cover out of three metropolitan cities while the country's green cover is over 23 per cent. As per the masterplan of the city provided by Urban Development Ministry, Delhi has 180 sq kms...
  • PM Modi bets on genetically modified crops for second green revolution February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: On a fenced plot not far from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home, a field of mustard is in full yellow bloom, representing his government's reversal of an effective ban on field trials of genetically modified (GM) food crops. The GM mustard planted in the half-acre field in the grounds...
  • UPA caused losses worth crores of rupees in coal: Prakash Javadekar February 20, 2015

    Bhopal: Stating that Rs 80,000 crore has been raked in through auctioning of 14 coal blocks, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said the previous UPA government had caused losses worth crores of rupees. "...the government has auctioned just 14 and earned a revenue of Rs 80,000 crore. The...
  • Implement green laws to protect environment: Prakash Javadekar February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday asked his Ministry officials to "impose" the green laws to protect country's air, water and forest resources. "We have the laws, but we don't implement (them)...We must impose... and the new government's commitment is on compliance," Javadekar...
  • Good news soon on black money issue: Prakash Javadekar February 9, 2015

    Bengaluru: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that people are in for good news in days to come as the names of those who have stashed black money in foreign banks will be made public as soon as the court takes up the matter. "Each case is in the...
  • Javadekar says he will review files mentioned by Jayanthi Natarajan January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming Jayanthi Natarajan's charge of specific requests on green clearances as a "serious issue", Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said he would review the files where allegations of extraneous influence have been mentioned. "The revelations made by Jayanthi Natarajan in her letter to Sonia Gandhi, which have become public...
  • Special Purpose Vehicle to maintain sewerage treatment plants in 118 cities along Ganga January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Urban Development has proposed to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for setting up and maintenance of Sewerage Treatment Plans (STPs) in all the 118 cities and towns located along the River Ganga in a time-bound manner to check pollution of the river. According to...
  • The India-US dialogues: Clean air, water, energy India's priorities for sustainable development, says Javadekar January 25, 2015

    Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Union Environment and Forest minister Prakash Javadekar said, "The Modi government is committed to passionate strong and transparent action on emission reduction & renewable energy. We'll walk our own path on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions but if technology...
  • Inter-linking of rivers to get priority: Venkaiah Naidu January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The government will take up inter-linking of rivers on a priority basis, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday. Speaking during a function organised to mark the 'India Water Week' in the capital, Naidu said, "Whatever obstacles come, that have to be addressed and they have to...
  • BJP will give stable government, good governance to Jharkhand, says Prakash Javadekar December 23, 2014

    As BJP set to form government in Jharkhand, ends a credible second in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, "There was the political instability in Jharkhand from last 14 years which hurt the common poor, now we will give them stable government, good governance." ...
  • 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." ...