Forest Rights Act being reinterpreted to avoid amendment

Assessment does not consider forests important to preserve water resources

Industrial growth requires natural resources and impacts environment. India could do better by accounting for it rather than playing blind

States have suggested 19 amendments to the land law. If all of them are made, the new law would end up being a copy of the previous one

Ministers of China, Brazil and South Africa to hold closed-door talks with Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and team

Rules for mining, roads, power and irrigation projects relaxed

May set up panel to review the Act establishing it, say sources

Purchasing power parity revision set to alter poverty estimation; fall won't be so steep once the global poverty line is revised too

The trade dispute between the two countries about restrictions India imposes on imported solar power equipment was also part of the discussions

Decision marks first successful policy intervention by Swadeshi Jagaran Manch