Jairam Cites Encroachment As Reason For Holding Up Development Projects
Unfazed by the criticism from some of his ministerial colleagues for delaying the green nod for projects in ecologically sensitive areas, environment minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday said the

THE compulsions of India

Industrialisation plays vital role in the overall development and progress of any region. Along with the development, on the same time, it has the adverse impact on environment such as air pollution, water pollution and many others.Wardha basin of Chandrapur district (M.S) has abounded with ample high quality coal minerals. This region has witnessed a lot of changes in land use/land cover (LULC) due to exploration of coal minerals and subsequently the adverse impact on environment.

Pushing ever closer to protected areas and wild lands are farms and settlements, the porous margins becoming the frontlines of human-ungulate conflict. Arati Rao explores the dynamics at these edges, the main players and how their perceptions affect reality.

Even as 13 countries agreed to double the number of tigers by 2022, in the recent World Tiger Summit in Russia, the spate of tiger mortalities continues in the country. While one injured tigress from Corbett died on Sunday, another was recently found dead near Tadoba reserve in Chandipur in Maharashtra.

Nagpur: Saving the tiger has received a fillip as two more wildlife sanctuaries in Vidarbha are to get tiger reserve status. Maharashtra already has four reserves at Pench, Tadoba-Andhari and Melghat in Vidarbha as well as Sahyadri in western Maharashtra.

The extraordinary spectacle of a tigress sitting in a pond with a crowd of curious onlookers standing perilously close to her, outside the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), which this newspaper carried on July 3, made the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) sit up and take notice.

Relocation of villages from tiger reserves may henceforth have a more