An administrative sanction can be accorded for diverting maximum two hectare forest lands for non-forestry works in seven more districts apart from Left Wing Extremism affected Balaghat district selected by Planning Commission.

Besides Balaghat district, the Planning Commission has empowered the State Government to sanction diversion of forest lands maximum two hectare forest lands for the deve

A tigress succumbed to injuries in a hit-and-run case in Bandhavgarh National Park.

Patralekha Chatterjee reports on the work of India

THE environment ministry has formed a panel to examine the impact of 17 projects, relating to mining and infrastructure development, on conservation of tiger.

The four-member committee of former National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) chief P K Sen and NTCA members Prakash Murlidhar Amte, Samar Singh and Urmila Pingle will submit its report within a month.

Shashikant Trivedi / New Delhi/ Bhopal March 06, 2010, 0:45 IST

An Integrated Project for Land and Eco System Management to Combat Forest Degradation and Deforestation in Madhya Pradesh is being implemented in Madhya Pradesh for checking land and forest degradation. The five-year project will be implemented in Betul, Chhindwara, Umaria and Sidhi districts.

Bhopal: A tigress was found dead near Pataur area in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve situated in Umaria district of eastern Madhya Pradesh, officials said on Wednesday.

The 210 MW unit at the Amarkantak Thermal Power Station of the Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company in Anuppur district was synchronised today. The power station aleady has two 30 MW units and two 120 MW units operating. The Union minister of State for Commerce and Power Jairam Ramesh and the minister of Power of MP Dr Gauri Shankar Shehwar were present on the occasion. Jairam Ramesh said that synchronisation on oil of the 210 MW unit was an important milestone. It would be another four months before the unit is scheduled to be in full commercial operation, he added.

Vindhyan region is very rich in plant biodiversity because of its variety of geology, land shapes like plateau, plane, valley and hill areas. There are variety of climate and altitudinal variations compiled with varied ecological habitants.