Rainfed areas currently constitute 55 per cent of the net sown area of the country and are home to two-thirds of livestock and 40 per cent of human population. Even after realizing the full irrigation potential, about 50 per cent of the cultivated area will remain rainfed.

State Planning Commission prepares draft approach paper

A unique grassland habitat for rare bird species is all set to come up in Shonkalia region of Ajmer district in Rajasthan, extending support to two endangered birds of the desert State and also pro

The Rajasthan Cabinet on Monday put its seal of approval on a controversial decision to give khatedari rights to over 30,000 farmers occupying the custodian land in Alwar, Bharatpur, Hanumangarh an

The steel city will soon grow a green lung out of industrial waste with the forest department taking the first step on Statehood Day.

ON SEPTEMBER 9, the Supreme Court ordered detergent company Nirma to file its reply to the show cause notice issued by the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) within three months.

A forest generated by residents in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district is being destroyed to set up windmills. For two decades people from eight villages in Kalpavalli region in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district laboured hard to turn a vast expanse of wasteland into a forest. But the effort seems to have gone waste as the green cover is being ruthlessly destroyed to set up wind farms. Enercon Wind Farms (Madhya Pradesh) Pvt Ltd, a group company of Enercon (India) Ltd, a subsidiary of the German company Enercon GmbH, is setting up a 20 MW wind energy project in the area.

An investigation was carried to understand the density and diversity pattern of the plantation area of Chaur as Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. A total of 13 trees, 6 shrubs and 14 herb species were encountered in all plantation areas.

Frenzied quarrying destroys livelihoods and environment in Karimnagar.

The Uttarakhand High Court's decision striking down the law restricting purchase of agriculture land by outsiders to 250 square metres is likely to have far-reaching implications. According to observers here, the decision will force the Uttarakhand Government to rectify longstanding lacunae in the existing land law.