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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Relaxation of regulatory regimes for bamboos, 27/03/2017. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had issued an Advisory dated 14.5.2013 regarding relaxation of regulatory regimes in respect of bamboo grown on private lands.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Implementation of Green India Mission, 27/03/2017. Green India Mission (GIM) is being implemented in 13 states at present namely Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab and Uttrakhand.

There is a relationship between forests and energy, and the challenge is to make the latter available to the people at affordable cost, a top environment ministry official said today.

Nagpur: "It is unfortunate that commercial interests supersede environmental interests," said Maheep Gupta, chief conservator of forests (CCF), on Tuesday.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Funds under CAMPA, 21/03/2017. A statement showing the funds released to the State CAMPAs from the year 2009-10 till date, State wise, is at Annexure.

Nagpur: The Forest Advisory Committee (FCA), the topmost body under MoEFCC considering forest land diversion proposals, has recommended diversion of 141.99 hectares forest land near Nagzira for Ada

Indore: With the concern of common people to save forests and trees increasing day by day, the green cover in the forest area in Indore and nearby districts have gone up.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Clearance of forest land under the Forest Conservation Act, 1980, 20/03/2017. During the year 2014-15 and 2015-16, 17217.75 Ha and 13946.05 Ha of forest land respectively, has been diverted for non forest purposes under the provisions of the Forest (Conservation) Act.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Pradeep Indulkar Vs Municipal Corporation for the City of Thane dated 16/03/2017 regarding tree cutting in the city of Thane under the garb of trimming and pruning the trees in contravention of provisions of the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection and Preservation of Trees Act, 1975.

NGT directs Thane Municipal Corporation to evolve the procedure for dealing with the proposals of tree felling, including trimming/pruning of trees and maintaining its record keeping within two months.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Villagers of Village Korna & Ors. Vs. State of Rajasthan & Ors. dated 16/03/2017 regarding proposed power substation in Korna village, Pachpadra tehsil, Barmer district, Rajasthan. NGT directs the Forest Department to submit its views on the existing site and its ecosystem.