We will not allow diversion of water: Jairam Ramesh

NEW DELHI: A wildlife committee headed by Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh issued four rejections and two postponements to industry proposals on Monday.

The environment minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh, on Tues- day indicated that his min- istry would not approve Adani Power

Road transport and highways minister Kamal Nath has finally proposed an alternative route that circumvents the Pench Tiger Reserve to complete the North-South corridor. Earlier, his ministry had suggested widening an existing 18-metre road passing through the reserve, but this was opposed by the environment ministry because it endangered the tigers

The much-awaited census of wild animals across Madhya Pradesh would begin on Wednesday. It would be the first census of wild animals after the official declaration that the tiger community had been wiped out from Panna.

New Delhi: The differences between two ministers Kamal Nath and Jairam Ramesh in the Supreme Court over a national highway in the Pench Tiger Reserve

The effort of Madhya Pradesh forest officials to catch the elusive tiger, which had deserted Panna National Park last month, is still on. The big cat was spotted at the Taradehi forest in Damoh district on Thursday. For almost a month, the forest officials have been keeping a round-the-clock vigil to trace the tiger.

Seven months after two tigresses were shifted to Panna, Madhya Pradesh forest officials have finally found a suitable tiger in the Pench reserve to be translocated to Panna.

The forest officials had identified a tiger in Bandhavgarh recently but the translocation was stopped when experts warned that it could belong to the same gene pool as one of the tigresses shifted in March.

Mumbai: While the entire nation is worried about grave threat to wildlife, especially tigers, and adopting measures to protect the big cat, the state forest minister has virtually thrown open three tiger reserves in the state for poachers.

The recent transfers in forest department have once again highlighted the callous attitude of the government towards protecting the wildlife in the state.

Mumbai: The widening of National Highway Number 7 (NH-7) - connecting New Delhi to Kanyakumari - has ground to a halt outside the Pench Tiger Reserve amid fears that any widening here will destroy the ecologically rich but fragile forest ecosystem.

The Pench Tiger Reserve, which stretches across Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, is contiguous with the Nagzira Sanctuary, the Navegaon National Park, and the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra, which, combined, create a large green corridor running from southern Madhya Pradesh to eastern Maharashtra.