The weekly digest of important reports, research, policy documents, regulations, studies, court cases, protests,conflicts, initiatives, photos, data, statistics, infographics, presentations on the India Environment Portal, 29 March 2014 - 04 April 2014 .

As a UN body - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - in its latest report has set an alarm bell ringing for the world to the looming threats of global warming, its chairman R K Pachaur

Melbourne : Scientists from India and Australia have found that a native Australian grass growing in Queensland state could hold the key to ensuring the long-term viability of rice, a crop critical

Thirty-five agricultural scientists, most of them associated with the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), on Tuesday mooted the continuation of field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops under their guidance, without a no-objection certificate (NoC) from the respective state governments.

“Agriculture is a state subject, and state agricultural universities and agriculture departments of respective states must involve themselves in field trials for GM crops without losing time.

This report published by the Centre for Food Safety, outlines the climate requirements for successful food production, and examines two competing food production methods – industrial and organic – to reveal how they contribute to the climate problem, how resilient they are in the face of escalating climate shocks, and how organic agriculture can actually help to solve the climate crisis.

Seed companies and agriculture research institutes in India can go ahead with scientific filed trials of different transgenic varieties of GM crops which had got clearance from the government's reg

Reversing his predecessor Jayanti Natarajan’s stance, M Veerappa Moily, Minister for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Environment, has approved the biotech regulator – Genetic Engineering Appraisal Commi

देश की बढ़ती आबादी को खाद्य सुरक्षा मुहैया कराने को बड़ी चुनौती मानते हुए केंद्र सरकार ने कहा है कि अनुवांशिक तौर पर संशोधित फसलों (जीएम क्रॉप्स) समेत आधुनिक तकनीकों से अनाज और खाद्य उत्पादन बढ़ाना

This new policy released by the Government of Tamil Nadu is designed to facilitate new biotech companies to come to the state by creating an enabling environment. Read the text.

Telangana Bill scheduled to be taken up for discussion in Parliament tomorrow

The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday unveiled an exclusive policy for the lifesciences sector with a mission mode approach over the next five year at the inaugural session of the annual edition of BioAsia summit here.