User: basavapatna Topic: Common Land
Category: Afforestation
Last updated: Apr 28 2019 10:16 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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BMRCL penalised over construction in Kadugodi 2.4.2019 Hindu: Home
Had started construction in forest land without proper approval
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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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The Daily Fix: Supreme Court’s order on evicting forest dwellers could hollow out Forest Rights Act 22.2.2019 Scroll.in
The law was meant to correct ‘historic injustice’. But its aims have been frustrated by shoddy implementation and intransigent governments.
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A ground-level analysis of forest loss in Eastern Ghats sheds new light on the role of buffer zones 12.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The researchers suggest that existing roads in the buffer forests should not be widened.
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Year End Review: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. 27.12.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The year 2018 was a testimony to India’s leadership and commitment on environmental issues as the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi was awarded the United Nation's highest environmental honour - Champions of the Earth Award.
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Why a shrinking Bannerghatta forest should worry Bengalureans 27.12.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Without urgent action against commercialisation of the fringe, Bannerghatta National Park could lose wildlife and biodiversity very soon.
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Year end Review-2018: Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation 19.12.2018 Govt of india: PIB
National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG):   Ganga Rejuvenation:-   Under Namami Gange programme, a total of 254 projects worth Rs.24,672 crore have been sanctioned for various activities such as sewage infrastructure, ghats & crematoria development, river front development, river surface cleaning, institutional development, biodiversity conservation, afforestation, rural sanitation, and public participation.
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20,000 farmers march to Mumbai demanding loan waiver, drought compensation 21.11.2018 Zee News : States
The march will conclude at Mumbai's Azad Maidan on Thursday where farmers will stage an indefinite sit-in till demands are met.
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State Govt, KAAC accused of ignoring illegal stone mining near KNP 31.10.2018 The Assam Tribune
State Govt, KAAC accused of ignoring illegal stone mining near KNP
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India-Japan Development Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, including Africa 29.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
India and Japan committed to working together to promote peace, stability and prosperity, through economic growth and development in the Indo-Pacific, including Africa, by enhancing connectivity through quality infrastructure and capacity building of our partners.
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As govt eyes forest land, Mumbai's tribals faced with move to dingy flats 24.4.2018 Rediff: News
With the Maharashtra government doling out pieces of the lush green Aarey forest to various utilities, the tribals living in it for generations are feeling increasingly insecure. Hepzi Anthony reports.
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A decade of no progress on state zoo 21.4.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, April 21: A decade has passed since the release of the grant for the purpose of construction the state zoo at Ri Bhoi District’s Umtrew village, yet no progress on the project has been made so far.
In 2005, the Twelfth Finance Commission had recommended a grant of Rs 30 crore for construction of a Zoological Park at Umtrew in Ri Bhoi district and accordingly released Rs 12 crore to the forest department on March 2007.

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Missing democracy for the trees and hills 20.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
If you thought humans only exoticised and discriminated based on notions of racial purity among our own species, you aren’t paying attention to why we treat forestland the way we do.
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Anti-forest, anti-forest dweller 4.4.2018 Hindu: Opinion
The Compensatory Afforestation Fund is a deeply flawed and unjust mechanism
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26 cases across 11 states: How govts in India are violating forest rights 22.3.2018 Latest News
There were delays in approving the claims filed by the communities on the land where projects are proposed, the analysis shows
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To Respect Human Rights, the Government Should Strategise to Coexist First, Not to Evict 12.3.2018 The Wire

Helping gram sabhas recognise their rights and discharge their conservation responsibilities will do more to ensure long-term wildlife security than forced relocations ever will.

The post To Respect Human Rights, the Government Should Strategise to Coexist First, Not to Evict appeared first on The Wire.

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Show cause why work on Chardham project be not stayed: NGT to govt 1.3.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has issued notices to the Centre and the Uttarakhand government to show cause why the ongoing work on the Chardham highway project to provide all-weather connectivity to four holy towns of the state, should not be stayed. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim sought responses from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Environment Ministry and the Uttarakhand government by March 12 after a plea alleged that over 25,000 trees have been chopped over a combined stretch of 356 kms of forest land in complete violation of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006. "In the meanwhile, issue notice to show cause as to why interim order sought should not be granted," the bench said. The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Dehradun-based NGO Citizens For Green Doon and others seeking stay on the Chardham project and directions to identify stretches of highways where landslides are likely to occur due to recent .
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Space crunch for tigers 27.2.2018 FrontLine: Home
Large inviolate and tranquil tracts are essential to ensure a viable population of the big cat. The best way to achieve this is to expand the core tiger habitat through voluntary relocation of villages to areas outside reserves. Text by RAKESH SHUKLA
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Contested Boundaries: Eviction in the Sixth Addition of Kaziranga National Park 26.2.2018 The Wire

The fate of the grazing communities in the ever-contested lands of the sixth addition of Kaziranga National Park, situated in the northern bank of Brahmaputra, hangs in the balance.

The post Contested Boundaries: Eviction in the Sixth Addition of Kaziranga National Park appeared first on The Wire.

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