NEW DELHI: Union Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said he will undertake an inspection of the Nahan Valley in Himachal Pradesh, the site of the proposed Renuka Dam, which has been turned down by his office on the grounds that it involves the axing of 1.77 lakh trees.


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ROURKELA: Almost after three decades of delay, work on the much-awaited Rukura medium irrigation project has started. The midsize dam envisages to take care of irrigation needs of around 62,000 farmers in Bonai subdivision.

Sources said although the preliminary survey was carried out in 1982, the project continued to face roadblocks till work started recently.

Having rejected the recommendations of the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC)

Despite the allegations of obstinacy he faces from either side of the spectrum, the environment and forests minister Jairam Ramesh is planning to take his war against polluters in general and SUVs in particular to the next level.

With the Renuka Dam project in abeyance following cancellation of clearance by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) in August this year, Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited

Shimla: The recent move of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests to stall forest clearance to projects involving significant destruction of forests has come rather late for the hill state which has already sacrificed a vast expanse of precious green cover to pave way for hydroelectric projects and roads.

Latest data reveals that 9,131 hectares forest land has been diverted for non-fores

Shimla: Representatives of various NGOs opposing the construction of the Renuka Dam project have met Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh and urged him to scrap the project for which the forest clearance had been rejected.

Activists of the Himalaya Niti Abhiyan (HNA) submitted a memorandum on behalf of the Renuka Bandh Jan Sangharsh Samiti, which stated that the project woul

Shimla: With reduction in the height of the Renuka Dam not possible, the Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation has come up with an alternative proposal to bring down the number of trees to be axed to pave the way for the construction of Rs 3,600 crore project.

The corporation has decided not to fell trees standing on the land to be submerged for a short period during the year.

NEW DELHI: Speaking on the second day of the five-day