The Odisha Government asked Collectors of all 21 districts to identify government and waste land to the tune of 50,000 acres for accommodating in-coming industries.

Depletion of fossil fuels at an alarming rate coupled with ever growing challenges due to anthropogenic induced climate change stress has attracted increasing attention to blending bio-fuels worldwide. India's primary energy use is projected to expand massively to deliver a sustained GDP growth rate of 9per cent through 2031-32.

A report from the UN and the CGIAR consortium reveals that land degradation due to salt build-up is causing damages in some 75 countries, estimated at more than US$27 billion per year.

Ganga River Basin (GRB) is the second most populous river basin in the world, which has been undergoing rapid land-use change during the last few decades. Here, the researchers analyse the landscape dynamics in Indian GRB (IGRB) using three indices, i.e. class area, mean patch size and number of patches for 14 land use and land cover classes using multi-temporal Landsat satellite datasets of 1975 and 2010.

Rampant urbanisation has led to shrinkage in Natural Conservation Zones such as forests, water bodies and wastelands in the National Capital Region, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Mohinder Singh & Others Vs State of Haryana dated 05/08/2014 regarding Land Acquisition Act, 1894, intending to acquire 327.52 acres in village Patti Jhambra, Shahabad in District Kurukshetra for a public purpose namely to develop and utilize the land for residential, commercial industrial area for the urban
Estate of Shahabad.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on decline in agricultural land, 25/07/2014.

NAGPUR: A hot debate is underway among wildlife conservationists, proponents of Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006 and the authorities over diverting sensitive and tiger-bearing reserve forest area to Fo

CHENNAI: The budget announcement to set up an Ultra Mega Solar Power Project in Tamil Nadu has come as a welcome relief for the power-starved State.

City could follow Gujarat in rooftop solar power generation if a study being conducted by Tata Power finds it viable Residential colonies and commercial establishments could reduce the burden of th