Report of the Expert Committee on draft CMZ notification chaired by M S Swaminathan submitted to Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh. Recommendations of this committee have been accepted and CMZ 2008 Notification, 2008 lapses on July 22, 2009.

The mangroves of the Bay Islands accounting for 18% (383 km2) of the total Indian mangroves were adversely affected by the December 2004 tsunami. Changes in topography, salinity and massive water inflow have led to extensive soil degradation and associated nutrient losses in these mangroves. The major

The development of water resources in A&N Islands requires an approach that is regional in scale and holistic in scope. Planning and management of water resources at a regional scale will increasingly demand an integrated overview of different types of hydrological data gathered from different sources.

The compilation of briefing papers produced as part of the Life as Commerce Project by Equations in partnership with the Global Forest Coalition. Focuses on prevalence and impacts of ecotourism in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Chikungunya fever struck the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in July 2006. The authors did a prospective observational feasibility study in one peri-urban locality (Brookshabad) to assess the Aedes spp. infestation and subsequently test the efficacy of a community-based approach to control Aedes aegypti.

It is bad economic policy to rely too much on tourism! Many stakeholders and sections of the Andaman & Nicobar administration hope that tourism will become the pillar of the islands

The 2004 tsunami has created havoc and excessive devastation in terms of human lives and loss of infrastructure in coastal areas of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and rendered the soil and water resources salt-affected. In order to assess the changes in the relevant soil characteristics, viz. pH, electrical conductivity,

This Master Plan is aimed to develop Port Blair and its environs progressively into self sustaining community, with socio-economic development and enhancement in quality life keeping in view of its ecologically fragile environment.

This Master Plan is aimed to develop Port Blair and its environs progressively into self sustaining community, with socio-economic development and enhancement in quality life keeping in view of its ecologically fragile environment.

The broad objective of this study is to examine various issues related to irrigation potential creation, its utilization, gross and net irrigated areas, including definition, reporting practices and consistencies in estimates.

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