BENGALURU: The Karnataka government on Wednesday rejected recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee on declaring the Western Ghats region an eco-sensitive zone.

While the eviction drive in Munnar has been in the spotlight for all the right reasons, the latest forest data shows that Palakkad has lost more forest land than in Munnar through encroachment.

The Karnataka Cabinet on Wednesday decided to reject the recommendations of the Kasturirangan report on the Western Ghats and convey the same to the Centre.

There was no fruitful outcome from the meeting of Kasturirangan committee report panel members comprising ministers and legislators from areas abutting Western Ghats, where the proposed eco-sensiti

Renowned environmentalist Sunita Narain today flayed the CPI(M)-led LDF government's decision to implement a hydro-power project at ecologically fragile Athirappilly in Thrissur district of Kerala.

Many tourists visiting Himalayan states like Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh dump solid waste and other garbage, creating problems for the local environment, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Ecologically Sensitive Areas, 14/03/2017.

HC asks Ministry to consider plea of the petitioner

Fire at Kenchanakumari reserve forest in Sakleshpur taluk, Hassan district, on

The Environment Ministry has for the third time notified the proposed ecologically sensitive areas (ESAs) in the Western Ghats, despite Tamil Nadu’s continued opposition to the proposal. The draft notification was reissued on February 27 as the previous notification, issued on September 4, 2015, is set to expire within a month.

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