Guwahati: The Co-ordination Committee of Tribal Organizations of Assam (CCTOA) has urged the Centre to protect the land rights of scheduled tribal forest dwellers in its proposed National Forest Po

The state government may soon make money grow on trees...

The Environment Ministry has proposed a new policy for the management of forests that among other things proposes a green cess to promote “ecologically responsible behaviour” and called on the gove

A draft notification on definition of forests prepared by the environment ministry may finally resolve ambiguity over whether large tracts of the Aravalis are “forests“.

The draft national forest policy has touched upon the contentious issue of human-animal conflict by proposing to put funds obtained from the diversion of forest land for industrial projects to crea

The environment ministry has come out with a draft National Forest Policy (NFP), proposing levy of a green tax while calling for safeguarding forest land by exercising strict restraint on diversion

Integrates climate change concerns and promotes private investment and role in forestry

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has released the draft of India’s new National Forest Policy (NFP), proposing the levy of a green tax.

NDA government has done well on pollution standards and monitoring, but needs to do much more on green clearances, forestry and its flagship schemes on sanitation and the Ganga: CSE

PANAJI: The state government is likely to roll out a new private forest policy by next month, which seeks to relax the criteria for identifying private forests.