The Government is in the process of revamping its over three-decade old transport subsidy scheme for compensating transportation cost to industrial units located in North Eastern Region and J&K.

Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma today held consultations with States of North Eastern region and special category States of Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand in this regard.

Former Minister for Forests Benoy Viswam on Monday called for a review of observations regarding forest cover of Kerala in the State of Forest Report 2011 prepared by the Forest Survey of India (FSI).

In a statement here, Mr. Viswam said that the report had said that forest cover of the State had come down by 24 square kilometres between 2009-2011. This was wrong.

IMPHAL: The Loktak Development Authority(LDA) has warned the people against consumption of fish which is being caught using insecticides in general and Hildan in particular.

New Delhi India’s forest cover has shrunk marginally, says the latest government report. The reduction of 367 sq km (about the size of the Ranthambore National Park) means that the total forested land in the country is 23.81% of the geographical area.

The reduction implies the ministry of environment and forests will be even more uncomfortable with industrial projects in green areas. The ‘India State of Forest Report, 2011’ shows that while 12 states registered a fall in forest and tree cover, 15 states — led by Punjab – showed an increase.

Observed changes in rainfall patterns and increased temperatures, particularly in the North-Eastern region, are the major projections on which Indian agriculture scientists are pegging their “mitig

Agartala: Tripura, which grows 25 varieties of bamboo, is about to make the most of this natural wealth by developing India’s first bamboo park.

AGARTALA: The Union Government has allowed cent per cent Bangladeshi investment in power sector of Northeast, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) officials said here on Monday.

According to MEA officials, the decision of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) especially from Bangladesh was considered following expression of interest of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in participating in 726 MW gas-based combined cycle mega power project in Palatana in South Tripura during her recent Tripura visit.

GUWAHATI: Union Minister for Water Resources Pawan Kumar Bansal on Wednesday said though the Central Government has no role to play in water related issues concerning the states as water is a state

In a shocking disclosure it has been revealed that the country’s forest cover is decreasing and the maximum loss is being reported from the Northeastern states including Meghalaya once considered t

ALAPPUZHA: Defence Minister A K Antony inaugurated the Rs 491-crore Japan Drinking Water Project at Cherthala, near here, on Tuesday. Antony said that political parties in the state should follow the parties in Tamil Nadu, Bengal and northern states on developmental issues.

They often fight with each other on political issues, but their stance on developmental issues will be unanimous. In our state, over-politicisation has been delaying many projects for decades.