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User: basavapatna Topic: Common Land
Category: Afforestation
Last updated: Dec 19 2018 18:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Over 13,000 families living in 26 ‘protected areas’ displaced between 1999 to 2019, shows study 5.10.2020 Scroll.in
The forceful displacement has led to violent clashes between local communities, forest department and the police.
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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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‘EIA notification should be in consonance with rights of tribals,’ Chhattisgarh CM tells Javadekar 14.8.2020 Scroll.in
Bhupesh Baghel said the draft notification has ignored the sensitivity required for ecological conservation.
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State govt for 1294.56 sq km ESZ around KNP 8.8.2020 The Assam Tribune
State govt for 1294.56 sq km ESZ around KNP
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Call for concerted effort to protect elephant corridors 5.7.2020 The Assam Tribune
Call for concerted effort to protect elephant corridors
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Maharashtra Reserves Forest For Elephants Who Came From Karnataka 23.6.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The Maharashtra government on Tuesday declared almost 3,000 hectares of Tillari forest land as a conservation reserve for elephants who had wandered into Sindhudurg district from neighbouring...
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It’s official: BNP’s eco-sensitive zone reduced by 100 sq.km. 13.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Centre issues gazette notification; Environmentalists upset
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Whose land is it anyway: Of India’s 703 ongoing conflicts, 25% are in tribal areas 8.3.2020 Scroll.in
Dalits remains the largest social group that are unable to own land.
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Two tree officers for Bengaluru, one from Forest Dept. 6.3.2020 Hindu: National
Earlier, Bengaluru had one BBMP tree officer, but the tree census triggered the need for another
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India’s 2019 coastal regulation law ignored 90% of the objections made to the draft 29.2.2020 Scroll.in
Fisherfolk and activists said there was no public consultation before finalising the law.
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Jharkhand’s attempts to enclose sacred groves stirred fears of land grab and religious imposition 25.12.2019 Scroll.in
The welfare department’s gherabandi scheme sought to build walls around ‘sarnas’. But locals’ response was mixed.
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Kuno is all set for new beginning 3.12.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, Kuno National Park is all set to welcome Gir Lion. This “All Set for New Beginning” line written on the wall as soon as it enters the park, not only attracts the attention of the tourist, but also makes him think of the delay on the translocation of lions from Gir to Kuno. So […]
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Amendments to IFA 1927 are regressive, says KKM 10.10.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Amendments to IFA 1927 are regressive, says KKM
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Aarey “forest” has fired-up Mumbai poll scene 9.10.2019 Citizen Matters
A metro car depot which will wipe out 2,646 trees at Aarey milk colony in Mumbai is an important electoral issue in the upcoming state elections.
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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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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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For its afforestation campaign, the Indian government is brazenly usurping Adivasi land 27.6.2019 Scroll.in
A new law allows trees felled because of industrial projects to be replanted on land occupied by indigenous communities without their consent.
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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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