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.

Large green patches, apart from recorded forests, to get protection. Clarity to help industry

The State Forest Policy introduced in 2008 aimed to bring 33 per cent of the state under forest cover.

The recent forest fires in Uttarakhand torched over 2,000 hectares. In a three-part series, Business Standard looks at the burning issues that need to be resolved