A total of 266,000 standard bags of tendu leaf have been collected in Madhya Pradesh this year.

New Delhi: In a bid to bring synergies between various programmes aiming at increasing production of horticultural crops, the government has decided to merge two centrally sponsored schemes — Horti

Forest governance is identified as critical to the success of REDD+. Implementation of robust REDD+ strategy is possible through Community Based Forest Governance.

The ecosystem services derived from conservation areas have a high value for human well being, but they do not receive due consideration in public policy in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. As a result, conservation areas do not receive adequate public support for participatory management and other approaches.

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said solution to internal security threat does not lie merely in weeding out Naxals in security operations.

Iron ore miners are contesting the levy of a forest development tax by the forest department in Karnataka, but the levy has been incredibly beneficial for the exchequer’s coffers.

Selling Karnataka’s forest produce like grass, amla, bark, lac, honey, silk cocoons and bamboo to industries attracts a 12 per cent forest development tax or FDT. Forest officials also levy the tax on the mining of iron ore from reserve forest areas, which happens in Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur districts of Karnataka.

DIMAPUR: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has said that a State like Nagaland which is rich in natural grown bamboo needs a policy or programme suitable for growth of bamboo industry to boost the State’s economy.

Addressing a day-long programme to commemorate World Bamboo Day here at Nagaland Bamboo Resource Centre (NBRC), the Chief Minister said that the green gold (bamboo), if exploited judiciously through application of modern scientific methods can help to sustain the State’s economy and transform Naga society from a consuming society to a producing one.

Agartala, 19 Sept: The Rubber Board has begun trial cultivation of rubber with tea in West Bengal to change the perception that rubber is harmful to environment and other crops cannot be grown in r

DIMAPUR, Sept 16 – World Bamboo Day will be observed by Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency (NBDA) here on September 18.

Agartala, Sept. 5: Every 48 years or so, the Northeast bears witness to a bizarre natural phenomenon. At this time, a particular species of bamboo flowers, all at once, across a wide area.