The Task Force was set up in pursuance of the recommendations of the Indian Board for Wildlife and its standing committee at their meetings held on 9th February 1981 and 1st July 1982, respectively. The term 'wildlife' as globally understood, denotes all uncultivated forms of flora and fauna and has been so construed in this report. The Task Force commenced its deliberations by assessing the current levels of awareness and the degrees of apathy, indeed antipathy towards wildlife among the different sections of the public and endeavoured to determine the causes.

This report examines the adequacy of the existing administrative, legal and institutional arrangements for protecting the environmental aspects.

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01 Nov 2012

Insurance companies, Indian government are the mainstay of the tobacco-driven company

It is fairly well known that ITC Limited, India’s biggest blue-chip company, earns its bread and butter from selling tobacco products like cigarettes and cigars. Its revenue for 2011-12 is a mammoth Rs 36,000 crore (US $7.2 billion) and net profit, Rs 6,162 crore ($1.23 billion). 

A set of India-related diplomatic cables on the Indo-US nuclear deal released by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, claims that an aide of Congress leader Satish Sharma had told a US diplomat that the party had paid crores to several lawmakers to ensure that they voted for the deal in Parliament.

 

Oil has played an important role in the politics of Assam and is a determining factor in the relation between the centre and the state. The right over the natural resources of Assam has been an issue of contention between the central government and Assam in post-independence India.

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