* “Amend the new Land Acquisition Act to safeguard tribal land and disallow acquisition by a non-tribal, including private companies.”

The publication aims to assist elected representatives and government functionaries in developing and promoting sanitary habits in the villages. It guides them on how to keep their village clean, end open defecation, manage liquid and solid waste in an eco-friendly manner and pay attention to hygiene in schools, anganwadis and public places.

The ministry raises concerns that Forest Rights Act doesn't provide any exception to the need for tribal consent to divert their traditional forest lands for industrial projects

Forest Rights Act being reinterpreted to avoid amendment

With barely a month left for the State Government to comply with the October 11, 2012 directive to formulate a strong law to protect and preserve waterbodies in the State within two years, the Wate

PUNE: The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) is processing only the Kasturirangan committee report on the Western Ghats, which effectively means that the earlier report prepared by a panel

Noted ecologist Madhav Gadgil today alleged that the state's BJP government has "suppressed" his report assessing the impact of mining on environment in Goa.

Fresh voting by tribals to decide on the fate of Essar Power and Hindalco Industries' coal mining project in Mahan forests in Madhya Pradesh has been called off after the region's district collecto

Whereas certain draft rules, namely the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Social Impact Assessment and Consent) Rules, 2014 were published as required under section 112 of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013

Rules for mining, roads, power and irrigation projects relaxed

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