Samajwadi Party president chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s dream project to have a lion safari in his native district, Etawah, has once again run into trouble.

The Tribal Affairs Ministry has asked the State Government to ensure that tribal villagers get access to bamboo plantation areas to earn their livelihood.

With just about 30 per cent of its villages covered under the Scheduled Tribe and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, so far, the Odisha Government is more t

New Delhi: The Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has sprung to the aid of villagers caught in a battle between hotel industry and wildlife groups, who are fighting for securing the S

The Assam government has decided to go all out to protect the forest wealth of the State, a State minister said.

The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday took the State government to task on its apathy in protecting the forest area in sensitive zones and ordered a stay on the construction of two mini hydel projects.

During the hearing of a petition filed by Prashanth Yavagal and Western Ghats Environment Forum, challenging the permission accorded to set up mini hydel projects in the Western ghats, the Division Bench headed by Justice D V Shylendra Kumar observed that the government was the number one enemy when it came to protection of forests.

After rejecting recommendations of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) to strengthen Forest Rights Act, the Centre has decided to take all suggestions on board and introduce an ame

Tribal displacement, without rehabilitation, has led to growth of Naxalism: Tribal ministry

The hills and valleys are as scenic, their tribal inhabitants as abject, the industrial interests threatening them as powerful and rapacious.

SHILLONG: Following CAG exposé on the failure of the state government to adhere to the Forest Conservation Act has compelled the Jaintia Youth Federation (JYF) central body to further pressurize the government to close down the cement factories operating in Jaintia Hills.

“This is a very serious matter indeed and the government’s failure has affected its exchequer to a large extent whereby it was mentioned that the state has lost revenue to the tune of Rs 43.45 crore due to its lack of will”, JYF president P Majaw told reporters here on Tuesday.