The Rajasthan Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2014 to be Introduced in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on 06/02/2014. A Bill further to amend the Rajasthan Forest Act, 1953. This Act may be called the Rajasthan Forest (Amendment) Act, 2014.

Interim Budget 2014-2015 - Speech of P. Chidambaram. In the speect he stated that "The Global Risks 2014 report has mapped 31 global risks. Of highest concern are ten risks that include fiscal crisis, structurally high unemployment or underemployment, income disparity, governance failure, food crisis, and political and social instability. The challenges that we face are common to all emerging economies. 2012 and 2013 were years of turbulence. Only a handful of countries were able to keep their head above the water, and among them was India."

Supreme Court allows real estate projects on private forest land in Mumbai. Read text of this important judgement issued on 30 Jan 2014.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vijay Saini Vs. State of Rajasthan & Ors. dated 29/01/2014 regarding protection of the trees including de-concretisation at their base where either the roads have
been built or concrete tiles were laid all around the trees preventing percolation of water in the soil and chocking the trees completely.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/126-2013(CZ)(OA)_29Jan2014.pdf

Victims of ill-conceived policies governing forest resources and environmental conservation, the Van Gujjars, a pastoral nomadic community residing in the Rajaji National Park, are struggling to get their forest rights and entitlements under the FRA Act, 2006.

Development at the cost of life seems to be the mantra of the government. As many as 19,348 trees will be cut for the four-laning of state highways 6 and 7 (Karnal-Ladwa-Yamunanagar road).

The Public Works Department (Buildings and Roads) has been granted permission to cut trees, but there is no mention of how the cutting of trees will be compensated.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) success at storing atmospheric carbon in forests in Latin America depends on the long-term maintenance of forests. Forest maintenance in

This is a report of the national level public hearing on community forest rights. The Public Hearing was organised by CFR-LA and AJAM along with other people’s networks and forums on the 14th of December 2013 at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi.

Keonjhar, Sundergarh, Angul and Koraput see maximum diversion

As many as 18077.329 hectares (ha) of forest land have been diverted for mining activities in the state till June 2013. “About 52040.805 ha of different types of forest land are leased out in the mining areas. On approval of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest, about 18077.329 hectares of forest land are diverted in accordance with the Forest Conservation Act, 1980,” state Forest and Environment Minister, Bijayshree Routray said in a written reply to the state assembly.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Citizen for Green Doon Vs. State of Uttarakhand & Ors. dated 10/12/2013 on the issue of felling of healthy trees under the garb of being "dangerous".

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/273-2013(OA)_10Dec2013.pdf

Know More: http://www.citizensforgreendoon.com/dangeroustrees_ngt.cfm

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