From 519 in 1976, count has dropped to 251 now, while 4 main reservoirs have shrunk due to encroachment

Bijnor: To combat the menace of open solid waste in the state, National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed nagar palikas and nagar panchayats across Uttar Pradesh to identify land for setting up of

Kochi: Island panchayats in Kochi are seeking complete exemption from the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) as many plots are adjoining the waterfront.

Patna: The public health and engineering department on Thursday announced it will end water shortage in all rural areas before the Assembly elections in 2020.

‘More villagesare straddling therural-urban divide’

Margao: The Goa State Biodiversity Board has invited expressions of interest (EoI) from authorised agencies to prepare a biodiversity assessment of the Colva lake, an area that encompasses close to

PANJIM: As directed, the Directorate of Panchayat has asked concerned panchayats from the mining areas to submit proposals for developmental projects for implementation under the District Mineral F

Environment protection and economic development must go together, stressed the Vice President of India, M Venkaih Naidu. The States must be incentivised for increasing forest cover.

He was addressing the convocation of Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy in Dehradun on Wednesday.

NEW DELHI: Over 100 civil society organisations from 15 states have flagged several loopholes in the Centre’s draft National Forest Policy 2018 and questioned environment ministry over the rational

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