User: basavapatna Topic: Common Land
Category: Afforestation
Last updated: Aug 02 2017 13:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 370    
Subverting FRA 2.8.2017 FrontLine: The Nation
The Forest Rights Act recognises the indispensability of forest rights for the survival of tribal people and forest dwellers, but the NDA government is trying to undo this. BY T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
Also found in: [+]
Chhattisgarh Minister's wife acquires state forest land, resort construction underway 25.7.2017 New Kerala: India News
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , July 25 : A Chhattisgarh cabinet minister's wife has been accused of acquiring a portion of the state's forest land and building a resort on it.
Also found in: [+]
J'khand dam to eat into land for tiger habitat 24.7.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has cleared the construction of the incomplete Kutku Mandal dam, as part of the North Koel irrigation project, that will submerge and fragment over 1,000 hectares of forests and 15 villages inside Palamau Tiger Reserve (PTR), Latehar district, Jharkhand. After the Ken-Betwa river linking project in Panna, Madhya Pradesh, this is the second big project NBWL has recently cleared inside prime tiger habitat. The project has been in the works since the 1970s, but got a renewed push from the Centre and the Prime Minsiter's Office from 2015 onwards. A substantial portion of the Kutku dam was built till 1997, but it came to a halt after intense protests by local tribal communities against the impending displacement. The project will submerge 116 sq km of Palamau habitat out of a total of 1,129 sq km. The reserve has seen its tiger population dwindle from 42 in 2003 to a mere 3, owing to grossly weak staff strength and strikes caused by Left-wing extremist groups. ...
Also found in: [+]
Lesson from Yawal 18.7.2017 FrontLine: Environment
Contrary to the impression sought to be created, Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary offers an excellent example of how gram sabhas, with help from local organisations and government agencies, can use the FRA to transform a sanctuary on the brink of ecological and social disaster into a thriving habitat for wildlife. By NEEMA PATHAK BROOME and YAGYASHREE KUMAR
Also found in: [+]
Sorrowful song 12.7.2017 Hindu: Editorial
Even as relief is rushed for the Assam floods, longer-term measures must be taken up
Also found in: [+]
Green loss is highway project's gain 9.7.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
While the proposed 701-km Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway is expected to boost the state's economy, the draft environmental impact assessment report (EIA) prepared by the executing agency, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), states that 5,309 trees will have to be felled for the construction of the Expressway on the 155-km stretch between Jalna district in Marathwada to Aurangabad. The number of trees expected to be felled does not even amount to half of the total proposed construction of the Expressway. The EIA report also states that 26.8 hectares of forest land will have to be diverted to make way for the Expressway's construction. However, MSRDC said the afforestation effort will surpass the loss caused by deforestation. "For every tree axed, three tree will be planted in its place," said an MSRDC official. The draft EIA report for the 155-km stretch between Jalna and Aurangabad, which has been accessed by DNA, also states, "The key negative, permanent and ...
Also found in: [+]
Lapses by forest dept led to loss of reserve forest land 5.7.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
Also found in: [+]
Anger in Mumbai as trees make way for metro 4.7.2017 HBL: Life
With trees being felled to make way for the Mumbai metro, angry voices are concerned whether the urban transportation drive in the ‘maximum city’ can be achieved with minimum pain.Decades-old trees a...
Also found in: [+]
Boost for conservation as six more sanctuaries in Karnataka get buffer zone 1.7.2017 Hindu: Home
This takes the tally of protected areas with declared eco-sensitive zones to seven in State
Also found in: [+]
Deemed forests: State to file affidavit in apex court 23.6.2017 Hindu: Home
The State Cabinet on Thursday approved filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court and the Central Empowered Committee (CWC) to leave out 4,98,991 hectares out of 17,52,919 hectares identified by distric...
Also found in: [+]
Adivasis in Aarey Colony protest against move to displace them 21.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Development Plan 2034 threatens to relocate 1,500 Adivasis residing in 10 hamlets
Also found in: [+]
Interaction on wildlife conducted at Kaziranga 4.6.2017 The Assam Tribune
Interaction on wildlife conducted at Kaziranga
Also found in: [+]
Deforestation: Think beyond ideas of integration or segregation 3.6.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The pace and quality of this transition is mixed
Also found in: [+]
The never-coming eco clearance 27.5.2017 Hindu: Kerala
It would be difficult to get environment clearance for new railway lines through forests
Also found in: [+]
Forest Dept. tweaks land purchase rule for private firms 13.5.2017 Hindu: News
Instead of allowing companies to give equivalent land ‘anywhere’, they will have to purchase land identified by the department
Also found in: [+]
Koyilandy to host State’s first mangrove museum 7.5.2017 Hindu: News
The facility will have an exclusive reference library on mangrove forests
Also found in: [+]
Forced out of the forest 6.5.2017 Hindu: News
For the Chenchus, the Nallamala forest is their home. Not any longer after a National Tiger Conservation Authority order stripped them of their rights in a bid to fortify India’s largest tiger reserve. K. Venkateshwarlu and S. Murali report
Also found in: [+]
Challenges in saving Kappatagudda 28.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Many dry areas have fragmented patches of natural forests especially on the hills interspersed with vast stretches of agriculture lands and human habitation. These forest patches have played important roles in soil moisture conservation, providing refuge to wild animals, slowing the siltation of large, medium and small reservoirs etc. With the growing pressure of human and cattle population, these small patches of natural forests are facing further degradation and fragmentation. Most of these forest patches are marked as reserve forests. However, there are still some patches where notifications have been given under Section 4 of the Karnataka Forest Act, 1963, to mark them as reserve forests, but the matter is still pending with the Revenue Department that controls forest settlement proceedings. These cases have not been resolved even after the lapse of five decades. Sandur forests in Ballari district are an example of such mischief. In recent years, with the clearance from the central government many ...
Also found in: [+]
Kerala’s high ranges sit on a powder keg 22.4.2017 Hindu: News
Far from the compulsions of politics, an environmental disaster has been relentlessly unfolding in the highlands of Kerala, with catastrophic consequences for the whole state.
Also found in: [+]
Core areas of tiger reserves may soon become human habitation-free 16.4.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
 The core areas of tiger reserves may soon become human habitation-free as forest dwellers and tribals living there have to move out after they lost their right to live there.
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 370