Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of V. Magesh Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/11/2015 regarding Andhra Pradesh calling for global tenders for sale of Red Sanders.

The State government will file a counter affidavit in the next couple of days before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking to vacate the stay given by it on the auction of seized red sanders lo

Apprehensions of people will be cleared

Union Minister for Environment and Forests M. Veerappa Moily on Wednesday appealed to people who are opposed to the Kasturirangan report on the Western Ghats, especially those in Kerala, not to politicise the issue.

The National Green Tribunal, on Monday, issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Andhra Pradesh government in a petition that sought a direction to the authorities to evolv

Farmers in the western part of Saptari district in Nepal are concerned after the paddy fields have started going dry due to the prevailing dry spell. Nepal’s rice import bill jumped to an alarming Rs 13.67 billion in the 2012-13 fiscal year, as the country’s output failed to meet the growing rice demand. Read more in this first Monthly Bhutan State of the Environment Report published by the South Asia Environment Portal. September 2013 Edition is out! Download, Read and Share. Happy reading!

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy today agreed to strengthen forest department security by sanctioning 40 additional armed police parties.

Red Sander (RS) is an endangered timber tree species, endemic to southern India. It grows in fragmented forest landscape of southern Andhra Pradesh and in a few sporadic patches in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states. The Andhra Pradesh Sandalwood and Red-Sanders Wood Transit Rules, 1969 laid down the following conditions for Import, Export and Movement. By bringing awareness and controlling the smuggling the valuable plant can be saved and business can be done.

Carbon credit system paying rich dividends to farmers too

In a silent afforestation campaign, a private company has successfully raised more than a million trees on private lands in five districts in the State and recorded a survival rate of 90 per cent. Giving details to The Hindu about the successful planting of saplings and raising them to trees, A. Joseph Rexon, Director, TIST Tree Planting India programme, said it was started in Kancheepuram district with six farmers in 2003.

Heightened vigil has made the place safer, say residents

Illegal tree cutting on the Jnanabharathi campus of the Bangalore University (BU), responsible for the loss of thousands of sandalwood trees, has largely been tackled, much to the delight of tree lovers. Residents credit the reduction in illegal tree cutting to the increased security on the campus, stepped up following the October 14 gang-rape of a student of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU). The number of trees cut illegally reached a record low in November, for the first time in 39 years. Since then, residents said they are seeing fully-grown sandalwood trees untouched.

In what can be called as a rare inititaive by an Assamese, this man from Dobia Borigaon in Gohpur sub-division started what can be called as a green revolution in this part of the country to fight the rage of global warming. He went on to popularize his concept not just in India but his experiments have been replicated in countries like England, France, Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

He did not buy gifts for his friend on their birthdays when he was young. Rather, he opted to spread the cover of green and gift them saplings. And he kept this practice alive as he grew up, only to expand it in a different magnitude altogether.