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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Damage to forests due to mining in Chhattisgarh, 05/12/2016. The detail of Mines for which FC Clearance is gives in Annexed as Annexure I. The mining operation leads to complete loss of forest in mine area.

According to the company, around 90 per cent of the auctioned area is forest land.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Afforestation, 22/11/2016. Under the guidelines issued under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, the stipulation of planting of trees in multiples of the number of felled trees, is prescribed as an ameliorative measure, in-lieu of felling of trees as a consequence of construction of national highways, the quantum of multiples stipulated varies from State to State. State wise details of compensatory afforestation in lieu of diverted forest land including for roads, is given in

India’s strong environmental protection norms were meant to reduce the imbalance in negotiating positions between the promoters of industrial projects and those likely to be affected by them. Judged on that metric alone, they have largely met with failure.

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

They were present in the court along with Chief Conservator of Forest T S K Reddy and Deputy Conservator of Forest (Nagpur) Mallikarjun.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of POWERGRID Corporation of India Limited Vs Deputy Conservator of Forest, Thane Forest Division dated 08/07/2016 construction work of 765KV D/c (Hexa) Aurangabad – Padghe Transmission Line in the area coming within 10 Kms from the boundary of Kalsubai Harishchandra and Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary.

In a major development, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has accorded environment clearance to 624 MW Kiru HE Project in J&K State.

Forest Department yet to buy land for compensatory plantation

Nagpur: In the name of improving civic amenities, Nagpur is fast losing its identity as the second greenest city in the country.