The biggest threat to Vietnam s bio diversity comes from deforestation. In the past 25 years, the total area of natural forests has declined at an average 350,000 hectares per year. To save its forests, the nation has evolved a two pronged strategy: the

A recent ban on all forest activities in the north east should provide alternatives to workers in this sector

Of late, the public and the private sectors saw a great deal of activism by the Supreme Court (SC) and high courts (HC).

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of T. N. Godavarman Thirumulkpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/12/1996 regarding the true scope of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980 and the meaning of the word "forest" used therein.

This report presents forest cover situation in the country based on the visual interpretation of landsat imagery pertaining to the period 1985-87.

The United Nations Joint Initiative is developed to support the state in managing the fragile ecosystem of north eastern region which is facing stress due to growing population and effects of climate change. This initiative is led by UNIDO and will build on past experience as well as the presence and expertise of UNDP, ILO, FAO, IFAD and UNIDO,

In the last quarter of the 19th century, Assam’s oilfields became part of the larger global petroleum economy and thus played a key role in the British imperial economy.

The Government of India-run Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has sanctioned power projects worth Rs 3,000 crore for the NE region during the current financial year.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has requested Minister for Railways Mamata Banerjee for inclusion of a slew of projects in the Railway Budget for the year 2011-12.
In a letter to the Railway Minister, Gogoi requested Banerjee for new lines for strengthening the Railway infrastructure in the Northeast and Assam, which include a new railway line from Salona to Khumtai and Jorhat to Sivasagar for creatin

In unprecedented distancing from the government by a key minister and questioning its development works in the strategic North-East and Bhutan, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has taken up with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demands for a review of all hydel projects in the region and a