The State Assembly on Monday referred to its Subject Committee the Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland (Amendment) Bill, 2011, seeking to empower village officers with the authority to take action against those flouting the provisions of the original Act of 2008.

The Department of Environment yesterday fined dyeing factory Apparel Village Ltd Tk 30.31 lakh for polluting water bodies and cultivable land at Birulia in Savar.

Narendra Modi seems to have set aside Hindutva to appease big business while the human development indices of Gujarat keep falling.

WHEN Anna Hazare praised Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his achievements in rural development in Gujarat, it resulted in a slew of messages to the veteran Gandhian from outraged non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and activists.

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The narrow, bumpy roads leading to Jasapara and Mithi Virdi villages in Gujarat

Foreign firms are coming to farm in IndiaThat Indian firms, some of them backed by the government, have gone scouting for land abroad to farm crops for consumption back home is well-known. Reversing the trend, now many Gulf countries are getting a toehold in India that will allow them to farm here and export the food back.

Mettuppalayam: The Odanthurai Panchayat in Mettuppalayam at the foothills of Western Ghats on Wednesday resolved not to grant approval for conversion of agricultural lands into layouts in a bid to prevent obstructions in the elephant corridor.

A gram sabha meeting adopted a resolution stating that mushrooming real estate business at the foothills was posing a threat to the elephant corridor and


Three technological cooperation agreements will be signed between Indian and the US during US President Barack Obama

Much has been made in the media of the apparent contradiction between what United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently said about development and environmental concerns.

Over 1.31 million hectares of the cultivated area have been destroyed by floods in the four provinces and Azad Kashmir, according to the preliminary rapid damage assessment carried out by the United Nations.

According to a report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Monday, the highest loss was recorded in Punjab where about 661,637 hectares of land with standing crops wer