Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Naresh Kumar Parmar Vs Union of India & Others dated 25/07/2019 regarding mining in Ambaji, Banas Kantha district, Gujarat. A Committee comprising of State Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Gujarat and the Gujarat Pollution Control Board inspected three mining sites in Ambaji and submitted a report. No mining activity was found due to self-closure by the mining companies due to lack of Environmental Clearance (EC).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashok Shrimali Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/03/2019 regarding illegal mining in and around Balaram Ambaji sanctuary, District Banaskantha, Gujarat. According to the applicant, the mining is illegal as the area is protected and is declared as sanctuary and is also having endangered flora and fauna. No mining is permitted within 1 Km. of protected areas and no clearance has been taken under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashok Shrimali Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/02/2019 regarding mining around Balaram Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary, Banaskantha, Gujarat.

Rajkot: A number of eligible bachelors in the drought-struck Dedan village near Amreli are ruing their luck.

The Union Government has declared 17 districts in Gujarat as drought-affected, Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani has said.

Rainfall variability and associated remote sensing indices for vegetation are central to the development of early warning systems for epidemic malaria in arid regions. The considerable change in land-use practices resulting from increasing irrigation in recent decades raises important questions on concomitant change in malaria dynamics and its coupling to climate forcing.

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Palanpur: At least four persons, including a range forest officer and the sarpanch, were injured by a leopard at Malgadh village, 17 km from Deesa, in Banaskantha district on Monday.

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Palanpur: A year-and-a-half of continuous preparations culminated in the achievement of a herculean task by Banaskantha district


Palanpur: Banskantha district is aiming at a world record by planting 11.11 lakh saplings in a single day. On August 30, the last Monday of holy Shravan month, all 12 talukas, taluka panchayats, gram panchayats, religious places, schools, colleges and co-operative organisations in the district will go for the world record.

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Palanpur: A massive afforestation drive under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) was launched on Sunday by the district administrations of Patan and Banaskantha in a grand way at Nadabet near the Indo-Pak international border.