Hearing of a petition on controversial Kishan Ganga Dam is likely to be held before the end of July at International Court of Arbitration (ICA) in Hague (Holland).

The Planning Commission today approved a Rs 6,600 crore Annual Plan for Jammu and Kashmir for 2011-12, Rs 600 crore higher than the last year

In what could be the testimony of step-motherly treatment with two main water bodies of the Jammu region, only Rs 90 lakh were released for the conservation of Surinsar and Mansar lakes during the past three years as against whooping Rs 120 crore sanctioned for Wullar lake in the Kashmir valley.

Official sources told the EXCELSIOR that while submitting Rs 386 crore project for the conservation

The central government is reviewing a multi-crore proposal for the conservation of Kashmir

India will spend more than $290 million cleaning up two iconic lakes in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK), which have been polluted during decades of neglect and a separatist revolt, India

Pandit Kalhan's 12th century text, the 'Rajatarangini' (composed around 1148-1150 AD), which chronicles the history of Kashmir, describes a well conceived and maintained irrigation system. One of the most notable names recorded in the 'Rajatarangini' is Suyya. He is credited with "draining the water of the Vitasta River and controlling it by constructing a stone dam, and clearing its bed."

status: Five per cent of the state's forests are degrading every year potential: Regeneration of the degraded forests can create 120 million humandays of employment strategy: Open up the

Kashmir s economy is nothing but a sensitive and organised use of its ecology. After 15 years of living under the shadow of the gun, finally, when hope is making a comeback in the state, Kashmir will have to turn to its immense environmental resources to

the Jammu and Kashmir government launched a major eviction drive to remove encroachments from the catchment area of Wullar lake in Baramulla district. A vast piece of land was cleared in Magnipora