After spending over Rs283 crore on relocation of villages from reserves, sanctuaries and national parks in Maharashtra in the last 12 years, the state government would require a further Rs 900 cror

This CAG audit report on the performance of Compensatory Afforestation Fund in India tabled in Lok Sabha finds massive scam involving forestlands being given over to the industry in violation of the laid down regulations. Read text of this report..

Delay in preparation of annual plan of operation, expenditure on non-existent plantations and delay in compensatory afforestation are some of the factors responsible for poor forest coverage in Bih

This Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) relates to matters arising from the performance audits of selected programme s and activities and compliance audits of Government departments and autonomous bodies.

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for sanction of Rs 710 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) to Jammu and Kashmir as a special one-time dispensation for the cost of lan

MoEF plans to approach union cabinet to secure at least Rs 23,000 crore during current plan period to sustain the project

Green India Mission, the Rs 46,000-crore ambitious project meant to increase the country’s forest cover, is struggling to keep itself rolling due to fund crunch. The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) is planning to approach the union cabinet soon to secure at least Rs 23,000 crore during the current plan period to sustain the project.

Says govt will urge Centre to release Rs 227 cr

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said the state government would urge the Centre to release Rs 277 crore to the state. The amount had erroneously been deposited in the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority of India (CAMPA) by the Ministry of Defence as the cost of trees under its projects.

There is incontrovertible evidence that the Adani project – port and SEZ – at Mundra in Gujarat has violated and not complied with environmental clearance conditions says this report of a committee set up by MoEF to inspect the project. The five-member committe was headed by environmentalist Sunita Narain.

New Delhi: The government is set to revise the levy charged from project developers for using forestland.

Thirteen units were operating illegally and one unit was closed down in Sidhra area while 13 others including five stone crushers, have been granted ‘consent to operate’ by the State Pollution Control Board in the same area.

Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology, Mian Altaf while giving reply to the question of PDP member Murtaza Ahmed Khan in the Legislative Council today disclosed that SPCB has granted permission to operate 13 units in Sidhra, Ragoora and Majeen area.