User: ajayc Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Land Conflicts
Last updated: Sep 16 2019 15:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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In Assam, a beloved wandering rhino was killed and the forest department tried to ‘hush it up’ 16.9.2019 Scroll.in
Eight months after a rhino wandered out of its sanctuary, forest officials lost track of it. Then it was found dead.
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India’s efforts to save its tigers have turned some Adivasi communities into conservation refugees 12.8.2019 Scroll.in
Turning Adivasis out of land earmarked for reserves interrupts their livelihoods and the ecological balance they maintain.
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Thirsty city tantrums: How Bengaluru’s thirst for water is felt 400 km away 9.8.2019 Citizen Matters
To satiate Bengaluru's unending thirst, water has been diverted from many rivers, including those from the Western Ghats. But these projects are starving local populations of water, and destroying ecosystems
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Does the National Capital Region need another airport, even if it comes at great ecological cost? 7.8.2019 Scroll.in
The Rs 16,000 crore project, just 70 km from the Delhi airport, is being built over wetlands that are home to Sarus cranes, peacocks and blackbucks.
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Do we really need an airport in Noida at the cost of 63 wetlands and the biodiversity in them? 7.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Over 63 wetlands and habitats of Sarus cranes, peacocks and blackbucks will be affected by the construction of the Noida International Greenfield Airport, just 70 km away from New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.
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Setting Up of Industries on Agricultural Land 17.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Land and its management falls under the legislative and administrative jurisdiction of the States (as provided in Entry No. 18 of List II (State List) of the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution). Setting up of industries on agricultural land is done by the concerned State Governments/UT Administrations.
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935 ha of KNP land under encroachment 13.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
935 ha of KNP land under encroachment
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Wangoi SDO warns against encroachment on Paddy fields wetland 4.7.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Wangoi SDO warns against encroachment on Paddy fields wetland
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Goa CM pitches FM for mining package in view of ban 22.6.2019 Sify Finance
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday made pitched Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for a special mining assistance package and land acquisition package for building an expressway from a national highway to the Mopa airport, and sought exemption of export duty for high grade iron ore.
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Status of Broad Gauge Conversion of Ujjain-Fatehabad Rail Track 21.6.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Gauge conversion of Ujjain-Fatehabad (22.96 Km) meter gauge to broad gauge has been sanctioned in the year 2016-17 at a cost of `104.82 crore as Material Modification to Ratlam-Mhow-Khandwa-Akola gauge conversion project.
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State violates "The Manipur Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act, 2014" - YFPHR 10.6.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
State violates "The Manipur Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act, 2014" - YFPHR
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State govt to be firm on encroachments 4.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
State govt to be firm on encroachments
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Government tweaks afforestation norms for forest land acquisition, worrying environmentalists 1.6.2019 Scroll.in
States with more than 75% forest cover can carry out compensatory afforestation in other states, as per a new environment ministry guideline.
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The Election Fix: Where has the roller coaster ride of the last five years left India’s economy? 19.5.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The government believed India was on track to double-digit growth in 2014. Now it appears to be staring at a crisis.
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Are Mumbaikars prepared for the environmental impact of new coastal projects? 15.5.2019 Citizen Matters
Government and policy makers assume solving Mumbai's congestion and traffic problems solves everything else. But half a dozen new projects could have far reaching impact on the environment and people's livelihoods.
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Infrastructure and environment battle it out in the maximum city 28.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Several infrastructure projects are coming up in Mumbai, that could irrevocably damage the city's coastline and green spaces. While environmentalists allege that projects were announced without public discussion and ignoring the environmental impact, political parties brush aside these concerns
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Bengaluru Buzz: Low voter turnout | HC upholds minimum wage hike in 34 industries | Properties to be acquired in ORR for Metro 22.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Voter turnout in Bengaluru lower than in 2014 elections, High Court upholds state government's decision to increase minimum wages in 34 industries, properties being acquired for Metro ORR line - read more on what happened in Bengaluru over the past week
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Bitter irony: Bhils whose ancestors invented sev are displaced by Ratlam namkeen industrial park 2.4.2019 Scroll.in
The families received no compensation because the plots they farmed are part of a village commons, whose title is held by the district administration.
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‘BJP has failed people of Malnad region’ 1.4.2019 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
D.K. Shivakumar, Minister for Water Resources, has said that MPs of Bharatiya Janata Party who have represented Shivamogga seat since 2009 have failed
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Selected eviction in soil conservation lands alleged in Lakhimpur 25.3.2019 The Assam Tribune
Selected eviction in soil conservation lands alleged in Lakhimpur
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