Forest fires cause large scale destruction of forest resources and biodiversity in the country every year. One forest fire incident may nullify all efforts of conservation and plantations done in the past several years.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shobha Phadanvis Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 18/02/2019 regarding geo digitization of the forest areas in the State of Maharashtra which is off shoot of directions of the Supreme Court in Lafarge Umiam Mining (P) Ltd. vs. Union of India for proper implementation of National Forest Policy, 1988.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Bangladesh today (Sunday) signed agreements for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.

Forest fires cause large scale destruction of forest resources and biodiversity in the country every year. One forest fire incident may nullify all efforts of conservation and plantations done in the past several years.

Cloudburst is one of the most devastating and frequently occurring natural hazardous events in Indian Himalayan region. Localized deep cumulus convective clouds have a capability of giving enormous amount of rainfall over a limited horizontal area, within a short span of time.

The Society is likely to finalise a consultant next month for conducting the survey.

This publication takes forward the 12 action points adopted at the First Asian Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (ASTCDRR) as a contribution to the global ‘Science and Technology Roadmap’.

National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) is a network project of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, which was launched in February, 2011. The project aims to enhance resilience of Indian agriculture to climate change and climate vulnerability through strategic research and technology demonstration.

Groundwater potential analysis prepares better comprehension of hydrological settings of different regions. This study shows the potency of two GIS-based data driven bivariate techniques namely statistical index (SI) and Dempster–Shafer theory (DST) to analyze groundwater potential in Broujerd region of Iran. The research was done using 11 groundwater conditioning factors and 496 spring positions.

LUCKNOW: Forming 'paani-panchayat' and 'bhujal-sena' comprising villagers is state government's attempt to check alarming groundwater depletion.

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