Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and his Art of Living Foundation earned a severe rebuke from the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) Principal Bench on Thursday, after Ravi Shankar’s statement slam

Panaji: The Goa government has mooted the concept of transfer of development rights (TDR) in a bid to protect and conserve eco-sensitive areas, salt pans, mangroves, and even heritage homes.

More than 35 families residing in Kanneri Mandhanai in the Nilgiris, the proposed site for the construction of a dam, fear displacement even before being given alternative houses or compensation.

It was India’s carbon tax; it was thought to be a source of funding clean energy projects, to combat climate change. Now it is being thrown out of the window.

Recommends physical and biological ecological rehabilitation

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Compensation for loss of crops due to floods and drought, 10/04/2017.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Kalpana Mehta & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/04/2017 regarding approval of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine manufactured by M/s. GlaxoSmithKline Asia Pvt. Ltd. and MSD Pharmaceuticals Private Limited for preventing cervical cancer in women and the experimentation of the vaccine by the Governments of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. The case also deals with the untimely death of certain persons and grant of compensation. 

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Farmers have a complex relationship with their land: losing it means losing an entire way of life. A survey of the original inhabitants of Maan, a village near Pune where land was acquired for an information technology park and industrial estates, found that the process of acquisition was both attractive and scary for the farmers involved. Almost 70% of the respondents were willing to sell their land under different conditions. They were bitter about the escalation of land values after acquisition. What farmers want is a share in the future appreciation of land.

At least Rwf1 billion has been paid to over 5,500 people bordering national parks whose crops were damaged by wild animals.

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has finalized plans to compensate people affected by the Kampala Southern Bypass project.

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