As part of its efforts to streamline environment issues in a realistic manner to assist development in Naxal-affected areas, the Centre will change some rules in the Forest Rights Act and Forest Co

RAIPUR: When it comes to population growth, while Chhattisgarh has taken over its mother state, Madhya Pradesh, registering a growth rate of 22.59%, as compared to 20.30% of the latter, the populat

The State Government in a bid to provide additional source of income to farmers in the Naxal-infested areas, has decided to engage them in special plantation drives, for which it will shell out aro

The Maharashtra government has given its approval for a first-of-its-kind bamboo processing unit to be set up in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli district at an estimated cost of Rs 19.40 crore.

The state Cabinet last week gave two major approvals that could pave way for liberating bamboo from the strict control of forest department.

On a day India concluded its two-day meet with China to discuss border dispute, ITBP chief Subhash Goswami said environmental clearances and bureaucratic delays were holding up crucial road project

44 Naxal-affected villages of Balaghat, Shahdol, Umaria, Sidhi and Singrauli districts will be electrified by solar energy

Madhya Pradesh government has approved an ambitious plan to provide electricity in 44 Naxal-hit villages of the state with the help of solar energy.
Under the plan, 44 Naxal-affected villages of Balaghat, Shahdol, Umaria, Sidhi and Singrauli districts will be electrified by solar energy with an investment of Rs 37.62 crore, official said today.

Says state govt must find alternative bauxite mine for Vedanta

Union Rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh today slammed the Odisha government for fuelling Naxal movement in the state by adopting a ‘very lopsided land acquisition policy’.

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday described the new Land Acquisition Bill as a “historic piece of legislation” and affirmed that it would help reduce the influence of Naxalit

Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh has hit out at state-run miner NMDC for allegedly “ignoring” the needs of the tribals in the state’s naxal-hit Bastar district by denying them promised emplo

‘Implementation of new Land acquisition law will end displacement of tribals’

Criticising public sector undertakings (PSUs) for the displacement of many tribals, Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh on Sunday blamed their actions for the growth of Naxalism in various States and reiterated that the era of “forcible land acquisition” was over.