The felling of 30,000 full-grown eucalyptus, ‘sheesham’ and ‘keekar’ trees — standing on a land strip classified as protected forest — under a project to rejuvenate the Bist Doab canal has been sta

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Abinash Chandra Das Vs State of Tripura & Others dated 16/02/2016 regarding implementation of the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980, Tripura.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of T.N. Godavarman Thirumalpad Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 10/02/2016 regarding conversion of forest land to a non-forest activity that is construction of new Hubli Ankoka Broad Gauge Railway Line for which total land of 965 hectares falling in Dharwd Forest Division and Yellapur and Karwa Forest Divisions in the State of Karnataka is required. The Hubli-Ankola rail line project is a 50:50 joint venture between the railway ministry and Karnataka Rail Infrastructure Development Enterprise (KRIDE).

Activist challenged decision to hand over Karnataka State Forest Industries’ Corporation land

The project aims to cater to the requirements of over 7.55 million people in drought-prone Kolar, Chickballapur, Ramanagaram, Tumakuru, Bengaluru Rural and Hassan districts.

KOCHI: A recent government order to grant title deeds to settlers on 1,250 acres of forest land in the Kanjirappally taluk in Kottayam has come under sharp criticism from environmentalists who all

Kolhapur: Environmental activists in the city have demanded a ban on mining activities in Yelwan Jugai village till the Bombay high court gives its final order in the case.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Acquisition of Forest Land, 08/12/2015. State wise details of area approved under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 by the Central Government for various developmental activities during the last three years i.e. 2012 to 2014 and current year is given at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Forest clearances for mining projects, 07/12/2015. The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has received 518 proposals, involving forest area more than 40 ha, seeking prior approval of the Central Government under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 including coal and iron ore mining projects. Out of total, 423 proposals have been approved by the Central Government under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 while 40 proposals have been rejected by the Central Government.

KOLHAPUR: The controversial mining activity at Yelwan Jugai village in Shahuwadi tehsil of Kolhapur districtis is obstructing the wildlife corridor, especially of Indian Gaur, sambhar and leopards,