Increasing the forest and vegetation covers could mitigate the global warming and its allied problems. In this study, Bambusa vulgaris raised in 3/4 of an acre of a farm land in Aaarupatti village of Dharmangalam Taluk of Salem District in Tamil Nadu, India mustered profit for a farmer. The trained farmer planted 111 seedlings during 2004 and obtained 1050 culms with the net income of Rs. 52, 500 per annum. This was made possible as the Forestry Extension Centre, Salem District trained the farmer for bamboo cultivation and also educated about its utility value.

Ahmedabad: Bamboo farming has changed the landscape of a village situated on the banks of River Mahor in Kheda district.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said that his government is committed to increase the State’s forest cover by another 90 per cent by controlling shifting cultivation, arresting forest f

Analysing the problem-ridden process of implementing the Forest Rights Act 2006 in Odisha, this paper points out that it has focused more on providing land rights to individual claimants, neglecting community forest rights, the rights in protected areas, and other such provisions. Even so, the number of titles granted to tribal households is small compared to their total number in the state. Effective and comprehensive implementation of the FRA will have a significant impact on the livelihood of forest dwellers and the conservation of forests.

Experts Find That Much Of It Has Degraded Into Scrubland

A study on the status and distribution of forests of a portion of the Western Ghats has revealed that more land is in private hands than the area under protected forests, but large tracts have degraded into scrub and wastelands.

The government has prepared a Rs 109-crore comprehensive project to contain man-animal conflict in the backdrop of the increasing number of elephant attacks.

Bimolangshu Roy Foundation, named after the late MLA of Silchar, has raised question about the construction of Barak Dam, also known as Tipaimukh Multipurpose Dam Project, against the backdrop of H

A controversial hydroelectric project in the northeast may run into rough weather with the environment ministry hesitant to grant green clearance to the project which involves cutting 78 lakh trees

A controversial hydroelectric project in the northeast may run into rough weather with the Environment Ministry hesitant to grant green clearance to the project which involves cutting 78 lakh trees

Forests provide numerous goods and services that support life. The importance of forests in a country such as ours is even more significant considering the large amount of marginalised communities that depend on forests.

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