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English Release 27-March 2015
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • President of India Confers Bharat Ratna on Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • President’s Ram Navami greetings
  • Vice President's Secretariat
  • Vice President Greets Citizens on Ram Navami
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM expresses grief at the passing away of Brigadier T Sailo
  • PM expresses grief at the passing away of former Union Minister Shri PR Kyndiah
  • The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency calls on PM
  • Text of PM’s statement to the media after the Bharat Ratna award was conferred to Former PM Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • Text of PM’s address at inauguration ceremony of “Urja Sangam-2015”
  • Historic Day for India, says PM
  • Team of First All India Services Expedition to Mt. Everest calls on PM
  • PM at Urja Sangam 2015
  • Department of Space
  • ISRO gets Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014
  • Min for Develop. of North-East Region
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh announces 'DoNER at doorstep' concept
  • Min of Agriculture
  • Radha Mohan Singh Emphasises on the Importance of Soil Health Management, Irrigation and Organic Farming
  • Sowing Area under Rabi Rice and Summer Crops
  • Price Stabilisation Fund
  • State-Wise Revised Affected Area under Rabi Crops During end of February to till date 26.03.2015
  • Min of Comm. & Information Technology
  • Commemorative Postage Stamp release on Engineers India Limited (EIL)
  • Government to Invest 10 Billion US $ in the Chip Manufacturing Facilities Coming up in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh
  • Min of Culture
  • ISRO gets Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Field Offices Under Chief Commissioners of Customs/Central Excise/Service Tax to Remain open tomorrow, 28th March, 2015 to Facilitate filing of Returns/Payment of Taxes
  • FM Stresses the need for use of more Accounted Money and Discourage of use of Unaccounted Money: Focuses on use of Plastic Money such as Credit Card, Rupay Card and Cheques in lieu of Hard Currency

  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • Need to enhance awareness among people to encourage organ donation: Health Secretary
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Government declared National Mourning on March 29, 2015
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Prime Minister inaugurates Urja Sangam 2015 - India’s Global Hydrocarbon Summit
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 57.03 per bbl on 26.03.2015
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Report of Committee on Traffic Optimization Presented to Railway Minister within Stipulated Time
  • Suresh Prabhu Inaugurates Landmark Lumding-Silchar (Assam) Broad Gauge Railway Line Project by Flagging off A Goods Train - Bringing This Region on the National Broad Guage Railway Map
  • Min of Rural Development
  • Centre releases additional fund to Drought affected States
  • Min of Science & Technology
  • Dr Harsh Vardhan Dedicates the “Apex Metrology Laboratory” at the National Physical Laboratory in New Delhi Today
  • Min of Textiles
  • Textiles Minister inaugurates 29th India Carpet Expo
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Storage Status of 85 Important Reservoirs of the Country as on March 26, 2015
  • Min of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Government plans to launch - Ek Saal Desh Ke Naam
  • NITI Aayog
  • First meeting of sub-group on rationalisation of centrally sponsored schemes held by NITI Aayog

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Ministry of Environment and Forests19-December, 2011 18:07 IST
Protection of Bio-Diversity
The Government has taken a number of measures to protect marine biodiversity in the country. These measures inter-alia include:

(i) The Ministry of Environment & Forests implements a Plan Scheme for conservation and management of mangroves and coral reefs in the country

(ii) The Ministry of Environment & Forests has initiated an Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project with the assistance of World Bank, under which funds have been earmarked for marine national park conservation in Gujarat and coral regeneration, and development of marine aquarium and a research centre in West Bengal.

(iii) A “Task Force for Conservation of Marine Biodiversity” has been constituted to formulate steps for protection and conservation of marine biodiversity, including identification of gap areas in coastal and marine biodiversity, assess the existing capacity of institutions involved in coastal and marine biodiversity research, and to develop capacity on survey and monitoring of marine biodiversity; and recommend strategies and action plans for marine biodiversity conservation.

(iv) The Ministry of Environment & Forests is implementing two externally aided projects in the East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem, Andhra Pradesh and Malvan Coast, Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra during 2011 to 2016, with the aim of sectoral mainstreaming including knowledge management for coastal and marine biodiversity conservation, institutional capacity development, and sustainable community livelihoods and natural resource use in project land/seascape.

(v) Funds are provided to the State Governments for Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries in the country for conservation and management of wildlife habitat including fishes under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme on ‘Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats’. A sum of Rs. 136.86 lacs has been released during the last financial and current financial years for eight Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries.

(vi) Financial assistance is also provided for recovery programme to an endangered marine species Dugong under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, ‘Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitat’. The funds released during the current financial year for recovery of Dugong species is Rs. 18.61 lakhs.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Environment and Forests (independent charge) Shrimati Jayanthi Natarajan in a written reply to a question by Prof. (Dr.) Ranjan Prasad Yadav in Lok Sabha today.

KP
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