New Delhi: In a bid to bring synergies between various programmes aiming at increasing production of horticultural crops, the government has decided to merge two centrally sponsored schemes — Horti

GUWAHATI, Oct 5 – The present day students are becoming more concerned with the growing need of the society they are living in.

Iron ore miners are contesting the levy of a forest development tax by the forest department in Karnataka, but the levy has been incredibly beneficial for the exchequer’s coffers.

Selling Karnataka’s forest produce like grass, amla, bark, lac, honey, silk cocoons and bamboo to industries attracts a 12 per cent forest development tax or FDT. Forest officials also levy the tax on the mining of iron ore from reserve forest areas, which happens in Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur districts of Karnataka.

DIMAPUR: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has said that a State like Nagaland which is rich in natural grown bamboo needs a policy or programme suitable for growth of bamboo industry to boost the State’s economy.

Addressing a day-long programme to commemorate World Bamboo Day here at Nagaland Bamboo Resource Centre (NBRC), the Chief Minister said that the green gold (bamboo), if exploited judiciously through application of modern scientific methods can help to sustain the State’s economy and transform Naga society from a consuming society to a producing one.

The biggest teak tree in Asia has been discovered at Ottakallan area in Thundathil range of Malayattoor Forest Division.

The gigantic tree reportedly beats the record of the teak tree at Kappayam, Edamalayar, which was the biggest tree in Asia till now. According to BN Nagaraj, Divisional Forest Officer, Malayatoor, the newly-discovered tree is estimated to be over 300 years old.“It was first noted by a man while cutting bamboo in the area. He reported it to forest officials and they took the measurement of the tree.

DIMAPUR, Sept 16 – World Bamboo Day will be observed by Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency (NBDA) here on September 18.

Consistent effort put up by the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to make the State a front runner in spheres of development seems to bear fruit.

Agartala, Sept. 5: Every 48 years or so, the Northeast bears witness to a bizarre natural phenomenon. At this time, a particular species of bamboo flowers, all at once, across a wide area.

Forest Department Set To Lose Monopoly Over 10k Cr Annual Business

In the present investigation, an attempt was made to demonstrate how regular scientific harvesting and silvicultural management practices could avoid over congestion and enhance quality and overall productivity of old existing bamboo plantations in India.