BENGALURU: Successive droughts and depletion of groundwater table in Karnataka has destroyed a whopping 2.28 crore arecanut and coconut trees.

Environmentalist and member of the National Wildlife Board (NWB), Rajendra Kerkar, has strongly objected to BJP-led coalition government’s decision to declare Coconut as State Tree, stating that ‘M

PANAJI: The coconut palm, which was controversially shorn off its tree status in Goa last year, may well become a tree, in fact a state tree, a few months from now, said Chief Minister Manohar Parr

MAPUSA: A well-known historian and a group of nature lovers led a chipko movement and held a protest to save 200 coconut trees on a 2 km stretch at Guirim on Monday evening.

Panaji: In a significant order, the high court of Bombay at Goa has asked the forest department to file an affidavit on a writ petition filed challenging the controversial 2016 amendment to the Goa

PANJIM: Goa Coconut Farmers Association welcomed the notification through which the coconut tree has been excluded from the list of forest trees as it will facilitate farmers to cut diseased and un

PANJIM: Continuing its fight over the amendment to the Tree Act classifying the coconut tree as a palm, Green Brigade Group protested at Goa-Velha and Taleigao on Monday.

Coconut trees are no longer considered trees in the tropical Indian state of Goa, where authorities have reclassified them as palms to allow farmers to cut them down more easily.

Amendment also increases fees for tree felling; provides for planting a tree if one has been felled

Real Assembly of real people took place in Guirim, not Porvorim, historian Prajal. Sakhardande led blockage, joined by scores of ordinary people, who hugged trees

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