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User: ajayc Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Land Conflicts
Last updated: Dec 23 2018 10:56 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Denied government benefits for over two decades, two Assam villages are camping in Tinsukia town 31.12.2020 Scroll.in
They live inside a national park where no settlements are allowed. So the government cannot legally carry out development activities.
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Coronavirus: India’s unplanned lockdown unleashed fresh hell for its Adivasis 20.12.2020 Scroll.in
The government’s neglect of livelihood support measures has pushed indigenous communities into a deeper crisis.
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Environment ministry panel defers clearance to a Madhya Pradesh dam part of Ken-Betwa interlinking 30.11.2020 Scroll.in
The expert committee has sought fresh data to study the anticipated impact on the environment and finalise if a new public hearing is required.
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Ayodhya airport to be named after Ram, UP Cabinet approves proposal 25.11.2020 Scroll.in
It will be named Maryada Purshottam Shriram Airport.
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As Kaziranga National Park spreads, residents tear down their homes before they are evicted 20.11.2020 Scroll.in
The park became central to Assamese pride, and the tussles over eviction grew political.
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Explainer: What exactly are the changes to land laws in Jammu and Kashmir? 29.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Kashmiris see thist as a double assault: on history as well as the future.
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UNDP for alternate livelihood projects in Dhansiri-Sikaridanga JFMC 20.10.2020 The Assam Tribune
UNDP for alternate livelihood projects in Dhansiri-Sikaridanga JFMC
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Patowary reviews progress of gas pipeline network 13.10.2020 The Assam Tribune
Patowary reviews progress of gas pipeline network
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S'pore's Mapletree buys land in Mumbai for Rs 525 cr 12.10.2020 Rediff: Business
The Kanakia group, from which Mapletree did the purchase, had bought the plot from India Tube Mills and Metal Industries for Rs 363 crore in 2018.
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Renewed push to complete CPEC raises suspicion of Pakistani military’s involvement 10.10.2020 Scroll.in
A new CPEC Authority aims to centralise decision-making and take autonomy away from the provinces where the corridor’s key projects will be built.
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Laws meant to protect the environment are threatening forests and those dependent on them 26.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Plantations are replacing biodiverse forests under compensatory afforestation, an analysis of land diversion shows.
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Notice issued for inclusion of addition areas in KNP 9.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
Notice issued for inclusion of addition areas in KNP
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Why a flop called SEZ appeals to politicians 2.9.2020 Rediff: Business
SEZs account for just about a third of India's merchandise exports (and roughly the same proportion of services exports). Yet, the notion of creating global manufacturing centres of the kind that propelled China to superpowerdom retains a durable appeal within the Indian policy-making establishment, notes Kanika Datta.
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Large-scale solar projects could create more problems in India than they solve 29.8.2020 Scroll.in
While development experts hail the rapid growth of the country’s solar sector, a murmur of disagreement is emerging among climate experts and activists.
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Submit action taken report on possession of KNP land, Gauhati HC tells Forest dept 28.8.2020 The Assam Tribune
Submit action taken report on possession of KNP land, Gauhati HC tells Forest dept
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Decades of mining has ravaged Chhattisgarh’s Korba region. Could its Hasdeo Arand forests be next? 21.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
After resistance from the state government, New Delhi has dropped plans to auction coal blocks in the pristine Hasdeo Arand region.
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In Gujarat, curbs eased to buy agricultural land for setting up education institutions 21.8.2020 Vadodara News, Latest Gujarat news, Vadodara News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
In a far-reaching development, Gujarat government has decided to ease restrictions on purchase of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes. Prior permission of a district collector will now not be mandatory for a nonfarmer purchasing agricultural land to set up educational institutions like agricultural universities, animal husbandry universities, medical colleges and engineering colleges.
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KNP set to become bigger 12.8.2020 The Assam Tribune
KNP set to become bigger
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India’s plan to revive its flailing economy by boosting coal production is deeply flawed 2.8.2020 Scroll.in
Past experience shows Adivasi communities are worst-hit by the resulting resource depletion and land conflicts.
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EIA notification will hit interest of Assam and NE, warns Cong 30.7.2020 The Assam Tribune
EIA notification will hit interest of Assam and NE, warns Cong
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