Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said the government had started a programme to boost population of river dolphin, the national aquatic animal of India. Answering supplementaries in the Rajya Sabha during question hour, he said the population of dolphins in Gangetic area had been estimated between 2,000 and 3,000. He said river dolphin [...] Continue reading Plan to increase river dolphin population: Jairam
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On Friday the environment minister Jairam Ramesh was invited at the seventh convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) where he created did dramatic action and got surrounded by a controversy. He calls the practice of wearing the traditional colored gowns at convocation ceremonies as “barbaric colonial relics” and removed his gown [...] Continue reading Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Removed his Gown at Convocation Ceremony
Animal rights activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written to Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh urging him to scrap plans to build a dolphinarium at the National Zoological Park here.
Dolphins, declared as India’s national aquatic animal last year and found in the Ganga river, are a rare species and the environment [...] Continue reading Don’t open dolphinarium, PETA tells Jairam