The Great Indian Bustard was last spotted in Karera sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh in 1993. But 16 years hence, while the bird may be long dead here, it continues to control the destinies of more than 25,000 residents of 32 villages inside it.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court, after suspending all mining operations in the ecologically sensitive Aravali Hills, on Friday began hearing on the issue relating to permissibility of mining for minor minerals and the fate of the colonies constructed in the environmentally threatened area in Faridabad district.
NEW DELHI: The Centre will shortly release Rs.1,000 crore to the States from the Compensatory Afforestation Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) fund for sustainable forestry management, as directed by the Supreme Court.
New Delhi: The environment ministry may finally be able to unlock the Rs 9,760 crore fund lying unutilised for afforestation with the environment minister committing that the once-rejected Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill will be revamped and reintroduced in Parliament by the end of the budgetary session.
Mumbai: The widening of National Highway Number 7 (NH-7) - connecting New Delhi to Kanyakumari - has ground to a halt outside the Pench Tiger Reserve amid fears that any widening here will destroy the ecologically rich but fragile forest ecosystem.