Letter to Principal Secretary (forests) govt of Gujarat to Assistant Inspector General of Forests regarding diversion of 1840 ha of reserved forest land for development of port based Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Mundra and Dhrub villages of Mundra taluka in Kutch East Forest Division in favour of M/s Mundra Port & Special Economic Zone Li

Nature cannot offer services without payment anymore The dejected eyes of Kartar Chand Rana, 52, panned the breached checkdam in his village, Kuhan. As head of the gram vikas samiti he ordered the breaking of the embankment of the very dam that fed his half hectare land until last year. It was the best thing to do under the circumstances. The dam had silted over and the only way to clear

Putting a price tag to forests hasn

2000: Discussion on valuation of forests reached the Supreme Court through an Interlocutory Application in the ongoing forest case of 1995 March 2002: MoEF developed a scheme for compensatory afforestation; CEC suggested recovering NPV April 2004: CAMPA notified September 2005: Supreme Court ordered the constitution of an Expert Committee to frame guidelines

  Panna tiger reserve Diamond mine gets the go-ahead Enlarge View Supreme Court revokes ban on diamond mine in tiger zone the Supreme Court on August 13 gave the go-ahead to the National Mineral Development Corporation (nmdc), a public sector undertaking, to resume diamond mining operations in the

  Siddhartha Krishnan and Seema Purushothaman   Some questions over compensating for lost forests The Union government has drafted the Compensatory Afforestation Bill, 2008 to establish a compensatory afforestation fund. Revenues collected from agencies that divert forests (even protected ones) for non-forest use will be pooled into

Supreme Court order on Vedanta mining in Orissa dated Aug 8 2008 with regard to rehabilitation package and modalities to subserve the principle of Sustainable Development.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of T.N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India and Others regarding fixation of net present value dated 28/03/2008.

M/s. Vedanta Aluminium Ltd. (formerly known as "Vedanta Alumina Ltd.") has

The purpose of this report is to identify, based on economic principles, the parameters required for NPV calculation for diversion of forest land for mining purposes, while taking due consideration of cost and benefit factors, the methodological foundations, differences between mining and other nonforest