The environment ministry has directed the constitution of a project screening committee in each state/UT for an initial review proposals involving diversion of forest land, according to this Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2022.

Report filed by the Principal Secretary, Forest & Wildlife Department, Kerala on steps taken for forest fire protection.

25.87 million hectares is the size of forest missing from the latest assessment of India’s green cover. An analysis by Sunita Narain.

India has recorded an increase of 1,540 square kilometres in its forest cover, according to the biennial India’s State of Forest Report 2021, published by the Forest Survey of India. This is the increase recorded during 2019 and 2021

In the present context all Government Forest lands (whether notified or not) and area recorded as forest in any government record come under the ambit of the Act.

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has come up with a draft document on 'Safeguards Information System for REDD+' for public comments, a step necessary to access the financial support for REDD+.

Forest destruction and degradation is accelerating the severe climate and nature crises facing the world. Halting business practices that contribute to this degradation is a vital priority and investment in forest conservation and restoration is urgently needed. Investing in forests fulfils multiple corporate priorities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jaipal Singh Vs Lt. Governor, Delhi & Others dated 15/01/2021. The matter related to conservation and protection of Delhi Ridge which is an extension of Aravalli Range extending from Tughlaqabad and branching out in Wazirabad in the north and also other parts of Delhi.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/01/2021.

The matter related to the problems faced by the forest officers and staff in the course of protecting flora and fauna in the forests. The SC took  serious view of the situation and said that the forest officers and staff would be in no position to protect the environment and the forests which are normally vast tracts of uninhabited land and of which poachers take undue advantage for carrying out their nefarious activities.

Additional affidavit on behalf of Aditya N. Prasad & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/12/2020.

The matter related to shortage of manpower and equipment faced by the Department of Forests and Wildlife, Government of NCT of Delhi. This was causing hindrance in performance of their responsibilities as mandated by various statutes for protection of the environment, urban trees, forests and wildlife.

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