Minister of state for housing, urban affairs and civil aviation Hardeep Singh Puri.

Most Indian cities now open defecation free: Hardeep Puri

Construction of 96.5 lakh houses approved, 934 km of metro lines under construction. Read more »
Polluting nations block stiff greenhouse emission targets at COP 25

UN climate talks fail to set stiffer greenhouse emission targets

Unresolved issues at Madrid will cast shadow over next year’s Glasgow conference. Read more »
India promotes electic vehicles to meet Paris Agreement targets

Electric vehicles: India pulls out all stops for a green future

The government has lined up tax concessions, subsidies to promote green transport infrastructure. Read more »

India on course to cut emissions by 35%; Javadekar asks rich nations to pay up

Javadekar at COP25 UN climate meet: Minister lists India's achievements, says developed nations yet to deliver the promised $1 trillion. Read more »

Climate change: India lost $37.8 billion in extreme weather events in 2018: Study

The country among most affected; also lost 2018 lives in last year, says study by Bonn-based Germanwatch Read more »
Haridwar Ganga river front

Cleaning of Ganga: Swedish royal couple opens Haridwar sewage treatment plant

The National Mission for Clean Ganga plans 150 sewerage treatment plants at a cost of Rs 23,000 crore. Read more »

COP 25 summit: Big businesses get their act together on climate change

Nine Indian firms among 285 companies that got their science-based targets approved. Read more »