Guwahati: The standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has called for initiating a comprehensive study on the hydrology and ecology of the Demwe hydel power project in Arunachal

With less 33 per cent forest cover, Jammu and Kashmir does not figure among the top 15 green states in India.

The present study deals with the identification, documentation and exploration of wild edible fruits consumed by different indigenous inhabitants in four districts of Tripura, viz. Khowai (forest of Tablabari, Tulsigarh and Subalsingh), West Tripura (forest of Barmura), Sipahijala and Dhalai (forest of Manu, Ambassa). Wild fruits available in the mentioned area remain one of the major seasonal food intakes and play an important role in well-balanced diet and maintain healthy living of tribal people of Tripura.

Soil fertility has direct implications on the agricultural production scenarios of a region. Surface soil samples at 1 km grid were collected to assess the fertility status of Lakhimpur district (Assam) in North East India. Fertility parameters like soil organic carbon, available nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, iron, manganese, zinc and copper were determined using standard analytical procedure.

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The government has revised downwards the proposed size of the Centre’s funding of hydro power projects by way of 4% interest subvention by 34% to Rs 11,049 crore for the 2018-2028 period.

Although Kerala has been a top rubber grower in India, the plant was first introduced in the Northeast by the regional forest department in the 1960s

What’s in a name? A lot, if we are talking about bamboo.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolikata) in the matter of Takam Xavier Vs Union of India & Others dated 25/01/2018 regarding primary metallurgical industries requiring Environmental Clearance (EC).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of All Dimasa Students Union Dima Hasao Dist. Committee Vs. State of Meghalaya & Others dated 18/01/2018 regarding 6,44,169 metric tonnes of the declared coal lying unassessed by the authorities at Semingkri and the areas in its proximity, South Garo Hills-Bagmara, State of Meghalaya.

With the current trend of land use/land cover (LULC) change taking place globally, several parts of northeast India are also showing signs of change in LULC pattern leading to forest loss. This study focusses on the expansion of monoculture rubber plantation (Hevea brasiliensis) in selected sub-watersheds in northeast India, and distributed in parts of north Tripura, Mizoram and a major portion in the Karimganj district of Assam.

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