Question raised in Lok Sabha on Deforestation, 08/02/2019. The State/UT-wise details of forest cover and changes in forest cover as per ISFR-2015 assessment and 2017 assessment is given in Annexure-I. The forest land diverted under Forest Conservation Act, 1980 during the period from 01.01.2015 to 05.02.2019 is 54648.54 hectares. The State/UTs wise details are given in Annexure-II.
The 12th annual State of Green Business report shares 10 key trends and dozens of metrics assessing how, and how much, companies are moving the needle on the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/02/2019 regarding illegal mining in Aravalli, Rajasthan. The SC noted that on 29/10/2018 27% ground truthing has been completed and the remaining is in process. But even after three months only 31% of the ground truthing has been completed.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bidu Bhusan Harichandan & Other Vs District Collector Khurdha & Others dated 04/02/2019 regarding illegal laterite stone mining at 40 different sites in the Khurdha District of Odisha to an extent of about 500 acres encompassing several villages including Tapanga, Anda and JhinkiJhari under Nijigarh Tapang Panchayat. The area involves amongst others cashew jungle, gramya jungle and gochar land. Neither Environmental Clearance nor Consent to Operate have been obtained from the respective authorities.
This paper revisits the issue of environment and development raised in the 1992 World Development Report, with new analysis tools and data. The paper discusses inference and interpretation in a machine learning framework.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Yogendra Mohan Sengupta Vs Union of India & Others dated 31/01/2019 regarding permission for expansion of Cancer Care Centre at Shimla by relaxing the directions of the judgment dated 16.11.2017 of the Tribunal prohibiting any new construction in ‘Core and Green/Forest area’ of Shimla in view of the impact of huge constructions already made affecting seismicity and environment.
A significant share of palm oil and soybean expansion happens on rainforests, forests, peatland and savannahs (land with high carbon stocks), according to a new study reviewing the latest scientific evidence on deforestation.