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Green clearance must for rail projects on forest land: MoEF&CC 11.12.2017 DNA: Popular News
Railway projects passing through forest lands, national parks and eco-sensitive zones will not be exempted from the forest clearance process, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) told the Railways Ministry and state forest departments. The Environment Ministry’s clarification on the matter comes after the Railways had argued that Railways Act, 1989, gives it the power to acquire land, including forests, falling in its right of way. MoEF&CC clarified its position on the issue after referring the matter to the Ministry of Law and Justice, who seconded the Environment Ministry’s opinion. DNA has reviewed the MoEF&CC letter to Railways Ministry and state forest departments. The MoEF&CC told Railways, that as per the Law Ministry, despite provisions of the Railways Act, 1989, allowing Railways to acquire any land for its projects, forest land falling in the right of way attract provisions of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980. MoEF&CC added that even if the forest land is under the ...
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Unable to see the bamboo for the trees 6.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Deregulating bamboo production does not address the issue of building a transparently governed forest sector
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DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh hails exemption of 'bamboo' from Forest Act 24.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space
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$6.5bn afforestation fund pits forest officials against tribals yet again 24.11.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
Testimonies of affected tribespeople and activists point to a conspiracy that forest departments are using afforestation as a tool to exert control over forest lands traditionally used by tribespeople
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Compensatory afforestation schemes are a charade 24.11.2017 DNA: Opinion
Development projects have been a cause of numerous conflicts in India as land, on which these projects are situated, is key for the survival of rural and urban communities who are otherwise economically and socially marginalised. This is most true in the case of forest areas, which support over 300 million people. As per India’s Forest Conservation Act, 1980, projects — be it industry, plantations, power or infrastructure — that require forested areas, need to undertake Compensatory Afforestation (CA). These forest plantations need to be raised over an equal amount of non-forest land or double the amount of degraded forest land, that is under the jurisdiction of the state forest departments. Land on which CA is to be done has to be earmarked before a final “forest clearance” approval can be granted to projects. However, securing land for CA is proving to be a great problem and government claims that, as a result, forest approvals and projects are being severely delayed. So, the environment ministry has a ...
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Bamboo ceases to be a tree, freed of Forest Act 23.11.2017 Hindu: Energy & Environment
After 90 years, the bamboo has legally ceased to be a tree with the government, on Thursday, amending the Indian Forest Act and axing the bamboo — taxonomically a grass — from a list of plants that al...
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Centre Promulgates Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 to Encourage Bamboo Cultivation in Non-Forest Areas 23.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that under the visionary leadership of the Prime Minister,
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Excavation of Waithou Hill killing green cover at lakes; most area allotted to individuals 12.11.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Excavation of Waithou Hill killing green cover at lakes; most area allotted to individuals
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Authorities halt illegal excavation at hill 11.11.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Authorities halt illegal excavation at hill
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Violation of Forest Conservation Act by State Govt comes to light 8.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Violation of Forest Conservation Act by State Govt comes to light
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'Officials need more clarity on Forest Rights Act' 23.10.2017 Deccan Herald - District
Director of Scheduled Tribes Development department has said that officials need more clarity on the Forest Rights Act (FRA). He was addressing a gathering during a workshop on 'Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, implementation in Karnataka', organised by Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Karnataka State Tribal Research Institute (KSRTI), and Mula Adivasi Study Centre, at the Administrative Training Institute, here on Monday. "There is a problem in issuing title deeds for the lands allotted to the tribals under the Forest Rights Act. The officials such as assistant commissioners and range forest officers need more clarity about the Act. The district and taluk-level committees constituted to allot lands to the tribals, should comprise people's representatives," he said. Revanappa said, there was a problem in issuing title deeds to the beneficiaries in Shivamogga and North Karnataka districts. However, the problem has been solved and a majority of the ...
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Tribals in Wayanad wait for the promised land 23.9.2017 Hindu: News
Landless communities revive agitation to settle conflict of livelihoods and laws
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Native advocacy 22.9.2017 HBL: Home
Arming herself with the forest rights law, an indigenous woman fights for justice and self-respect for the Nilgiris tribes
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Conflicts across India as states create land banks for industry, investment 19.9.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Up to 2.68 mn hectares of land have been set aside in land banks in the eight states
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Creating the right environment 11.9.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
After terming it a 'roadblock ministry' under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance government has set about changing the face of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to one that enables 'ease of business' while attempting to maintain sustainable development. While the jury is out on the 'sustainable development' aspect, over the last three years, the ministry has certainly gone about revising and overhauling the regulatory regime of environmental governance. This trend has continued as the ministry is in the process of ushering in more crucial changes to central environmental legislations such as Environment Protection Act, Coastal Regulation Zone notification, 2011, and is also on the cusp of approving commercial cultivation of a genetically modified crop for the first time. Ease of business At the heart of wholesale changes made in environmental regulations during the last three years has been the ...
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A forest policy on today’s terms 11.9.2017 Hindu: Opinion
The National Forest Policy must be refreshed as it contains concepts that have been long discarded
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Against the violence of ‘development’ 29.8.2017 FrontLine: Home
Corporate interests are trying to grab enormous tracts of land with the support of the state, but their attempts are being met with an unprecedented unity among landowners and others dependent on the land for their livelihood. By VIJOO KRISHNAN
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A heart and head for conservation 29.8.2017 FrontLine: Home
On Indira Gandhi’s unique ecological inheritance and her invaluable contributions as a political leader committed to both development and the environment. By S. Gopikrishna Warrier
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Mapithel dam controversy : Forest perspectives 22.8.2017 Kangla Online
Mapithel dam controversy : Forest perspectives
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‘Claims disposal under Forest Rights Act speeding up’ 4.8.2017 TOI: Goa
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