A panel of experts appointed by the Himachal Pradesh government has said that popular opposition to large hydel power projects on the Sutlej is being fanned by the establishment’s “indifference” to

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Haryana government not to issue any colony development licences, change of land use or acquire any lands until its sub-regional plan for the 11 di

The government does it purely on the strength of a certificate issued by the district administration

Even as the recent affidavit submitted by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) before the Supreme Court in the Vedanta case has caused dismay among tribal communities and activists for the dilution of its stand on diverting forest lands of tribal communities, the Ministry has gone a step further and allowed diversion of forest land in Himachal Pradesh purely on the strength of a certificate issued by the district administration.

The much awaited report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) tabled on the last day of the Budget session of the Harayana Vidhan Sabha on Monday is a severe indictment of the Bhupinder Sing

The good news is that the fall of vultures in South Asia, particularly India, has stopped and is even reversing in the case of some species such as the white-backed vulture.

A research paper in journal Science , titled “Pollution, politics and vultures,” says the 2006 ban on manufacture, import and sale of painkiller diclofenac for veterinary use, a cause for vulture mortality, and the timely response of the governments in India have helped.

Thousands of acres of uncultivable forested hills in Haryana, Gurgaon and Faridabad face the same prospect

Two decades ago when Sunil’s parents sold off 25 acres of their family’s share of land in the Mangar forests of Faridabad, they and other villagers thought the buyers were fools to buy it up because they were assured that they could continue to use it for grazing cattle and firewood. Today, 25-year-old polio-stricken Sunil has dropped all his other dreams and moves with lightning speed on his crutch, across the forest, in government offices and with fellow activists “to save the forests from a determined State government that wants to open it for colonisation.”

Wildlife officials have set up diclofenac-safe

Too many hydel projects spell ecodisasterRerouting Water

400 hydel projects in four river basins of Himachal Pradesh could end in environmental disaster
600 more awaiting allotment
They could

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View From The North

Balwinder Singh of Sakho Majra in Ropar district is frustrated with our policymakers. Ordinarily, a small farmer like him with six acres of land should have been happy with the budget's promise of more funds for rural infrastructure and agricultural credit, as well as plans to set up a task force to deal with non-institutional loans.