Gram sabha opposes shifting of NGT jurisdiction to Delhi; Sarpanch forced to assure protection from piggery waste; Secretary forced to summarise minutes of last meeting in Konkani

The consent of gram sabha will not be mandatory for artificial regeneration of forests or plantation drives by the forest department, going by a latest draft of the Centre's compensatory afforestat

The ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC) has come up with draft rules to implement the Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act 2016.

PANAJI: A special gram sabha of St Cruz panchayat, on Sunday, unanimously resolved that the panchayat take cognizance of the villagers' concern over the threats to Bondvoll lake and petition the go

The Save Bondvoll Lake committee has filed a PIL in the high court praying that the lake, the mud road laid close to the Portuguese-era dam, and the steep slope in the dam's catchment area, be rest

Adivasis who seek their constitutional rights are being criminalised by the state, and the Forest Rights Act, 2006 is being rampantly violated, said several adivasi community groups that deposed before the Independent People’s Tribunal on the Status of Implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA) in New Delhi on 15 December, 2016.

SRIKAKULAM: Close on the heels of the State government giving the go ahead for the Kovvada nuclear power plant in Srikakulam district, the residents of the village put forth a list of 22 demands at

Calangute: A special gram sabha of the Calangute panchayat on Sunday morning gave the thumbs up to the preparation of the land use map by the North Goa Planning and Development Authority (NGPDA).

Odisha has the unique distinction of being one of the few Indian states where thousands of local communities are actively protecting and conserving their forests.

Shimla: The decision of National Green Tribunal (NGT) to refer the 130MW Kashang hydropower project in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh back to the affected gram sabhas has left tribal resident

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