Human-nature relations are diverse, multifaceted and often contradictory, especially the relationships with animals. Mishmi people living on the Sino-India border claim tigers to be their brothers and take credit for tiger protection as they observe taboos against hunting tigers. Drawing on this notion of relatedness with tigers, local residents of the Dibang Valley question the governments’ recent plans to declare the Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary into Dibang Tiger Reserve and its scientific surveys of tigers and habitat mapping.

Opposition leader Debabrata Saikia has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting to hold the much-delayed tripartite meeting for examining the expert committee report on the stall

This research was carried out with the Adi and Galo tribes of East Siang and West Siang districts of Arunachal Pradesh, India to understand fishing methods employed by them using stones and boulders occurring in the river beds of small tributaries of the Siang River in the study area. The identified sustainable fishing technique is locally known as Lipum and practised by these communities. The capture of fish ranged from 4-10 kg per Lipum and one person could make 3-4 different Lipum structures per day.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Pradip Kumar Bhuyan & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/09/2016 regarding Dibang Multipurpose Project (DMP) in Arunachal Pradesh. NGT in its Order states that the question facing them at this stage is as to whether MOEF OM No.

Guwahati: The latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-4 (2015-16) states only 10.4% of households in Assam have a family member covered by a health scheme or health insurance.

Itanagar: The prevalence of anaemia continues to be a big challenge in Arunachal Pradesh according to India Health Report (IHR) statistics which show that 63.9% of children under the age of five an

25 power projects in India are currently held up because of lack of environment clearance, Piyush Goyal, Minister of Power (independent Charge) told Lok Sabha.

Itanagar: Landslides triggered by torrential rainfall in the past couple of days washed away eight residential buildings in Tawang district, bordering China on Friday night.

The Central Government will take the final call on the under-construction 2,000-MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP), even if a verdict to be passed by the National Green Tribunal

Following protests from pressure groups, project has been stalled since Dec 2011 on grounds that seismic activity could pose a risk to people in downstream areas

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