The pampered paper industry in India is being given another sop. It has consistently lobbied for captive plantations in the country's forest tracts. Success, it seems, is at hand because the Indian

Tribals in Orissa's Eastern Ghats range are giving up shifting cultivation and fiercely protecting their forests

The greening of Bangladesh's coastline will commence soon. The Asian Development Bank has approved a US $23.4 million loan for a 7-year project for improving Bangladesh's forest cover and alleviating

The Government of India announced its decision in 1973 to set up a 6 million tonne per year Petroleum Oil Refinery at Mathura under the Indian Oil Corporation of India.

THE sight of young forests in a dry desert is a breathtaking sight. Marusthal par vijay is the story of the Haryana Forest Department's afforestation efforts to block the sinister advance of the Thar

In 1986, the Foundation for Community Organisation and Management Technology installed the community management system in 5 municipalities in Negros Occidental -- Bago, Pulupandan, Valliadollid,

Tiding over tremendous initial resistance from the industry as well as from ministry fifth-columnists, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MEF) has submitted a fresh proposal with the Union

OVER the past decade, "social forestry" has become a catchword among the policymakers, environmentalists and development professionals. However, it has not made much headway in becoming a people's

Local communities in Nepal and some Central American nations have become invaluable participants in managing their forests

The anti people attitude that environmental NGOs had vehemently opposed in the '80s has resurfaced in the recent draft Forest Policy Bill. The author examines why the NGOs failed to influence brain dead government policies