User: basavapatna Topic: Common Land
Category: Afforestation
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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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Centre notifies draft rules for Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act 18.2.2018 General News
One and half years after the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016, was passed, the Centre has notified its draft rules specifying on how states could utilise around Rs 50,000 crores under it for growth and regeneration of forests. In the notification, the Centre has also specified the allowed and disallowed activities. The environment ministry in its notification, dated February 16, has come out with draft rules for the Compensatory Afforestation Act, 2016, which seeks to ensure expeditious utilisation of funds in an efficient and transparent manner of amounts realised in lieu of forest land diverted for non-forest purpose. The following draft of certain rules which the central government proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by section 30 of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016, (38 of 2016) is hereby published, as required under sub-section (1) of section 30 of the said Act for the information of the public likely to be effected thereby, the ...
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India dealing with environmental crisis but govt in denial, says lawyer Ritwick Dutta 18.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Multiple studies conducted recently have shown that India is dealing with an environmental crisis.
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'We don't just have an environmental crisis, but a govt in denial as well' 18.2.2018 All Current Affairs Stories
India is witnessing a high level of environment conflict across the landscape
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PM and CM together joins inauguration of 2nd WSDS 2018 in New Delhi 17.2.2018 Voice of Sikkim
16 Feb, New Delhi (IPR) : The Sikkim Chief Minister Shri Pawan Chamling joined the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi who inaugurated the 2nd World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 here at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. While delivering his inaugural address, the Hon’ble Prime Minister said that the Summit is reinforcement of India’s commitment to sustainable planet for ourselves and for future generations. He further said that as a nation we are proud of our long history […]
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CM lays foundation stone of Rhodendron park in Tawang 6.2.2018 General News
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today laid the foundation stone of a Rhodendron Park in Tawang district according to an official release. Speaking on the occasion the chief minister requested the Army and Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to sensitise their personnel in carrying out Rhodo conservation effort as the high altitude border areas are beyond the reach of forest officials, it said. Khandu expressed hope that the park would not only add to the scenic enhancement of the city, but would also offer an opportunity for conservation of rhodo species, which are under serious threat due to various ongoing road and land acquisition projects by the Army and BRO. The park would be built in a total area of 1.15 hectares and would be partly funded under border area development programme (BADP). More than 30 species of rhododendrons would be planted and conserved in the park where terrace cutting would also be done to raise the beauty and scenic component. The park
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Bengaluru’s loss is Kali Tiger Reserve’s gain 31.1.2018 Hindu: News
An urban forest patch will give way to metro infrastructure, but will strengthen tiger corridors near Anshi-Dandeli
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The Great Indian Land Grab: In the name of compensatory afforestation 30.1.2018 Top Stories
The CAMPA is now being formalised by notifying the Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act, 2016, which mandates that forest clearances in India are to be accompanied by afforesting equivalent areas
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MoEF nod for Sita Rama Lift Irrigation project 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
To help diversion of 1,513 ha forest land to irrigation dept.
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Haryana to ignore 1981 satellite images while examining land status under PLPA 14.1.2018 Hindustan Times - gurgaon
Environmentalists have raised concern that the criterion set for defining area under PLPA, i.e, relying only on government land record and not satellite imagery, goes against the SC’s judgment on definition of ‘deemed forest’.
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Stone mining on Karbi hills leading to man-elephant conflict near KNP 9.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Stone mining on Karbi hills leading to man-elephant conflict near KNP
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Assam: Manas National Park to get three rhinos, displaced from Kaziranga 6.1.2018 Zee News : States
All three rhinos are in good health and have been ear-tagged for easy identification.
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