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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed its displeasure noting that states were "diverting" huge amount of funds, meant for protection of environment and benefit of people, to other pur

The Supreme Court today wanted to know from the Centre how a "huge amount" of around Rs 75,000 crore, lying in various funds created on apex court's orders for protection of the environment, was be

Paying farmers for ecosystem services that they provide could be a novel way to achieve multiple goals of doubling the farm incomes, reduce rural–urban migration, reduce pressure on urban infrastructure, and at the same time, incentivise sustainable agrarian practices in India.

An Act to provide for the establishment of funds under the public accounts of India and the public accounts of each State and crediting thereto the monies received from the user agencies towards compensatory afforestation, additional compensatory afforestation, penal compensatory afforestation, net present value and all other amounts recovered f