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Fifteen Years Since Muthanga, Promise of Land to Kerala’s Adivasis Remains Unfulfilled 19.2.2018 The Wire

Land redistribution measures in the state need to move beyond merely parceling out land.

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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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New Citizen Science Initiative to Report Animals Killed by Speeding Vehicles 15.2.2018 The Wire

Biodiversity decline is a big enough problem with multiple underlying causes, such as habitat fragmentation, climate change, poaching and human-animal conflicts, without one more threat.

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A Professor’s Mission to Question, Examine and Improve Forest Management 14.2.2018 The Wire

Prof. Rekha Singhal, a senior faculty member at IIFM Bhopal, on her journey so far and how Indian families could be stifling scientific thinking in girls.

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No Country For Pastoralists 14.2.2018 The Wire

As India steps into the 69th year of establishing itself as a Republic, the nomadic Van Gujjars and many forest-dependent communities across the country continue to struggle for forest rights.

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Forest areas around Hyd need to be developed: T'gana CM 4.2.2018 General News
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao today said that there was a need to protect the environment around the fast developing and geographically growing Hyderabad city and its neighbouring regions. The CM, according to an official release, said that there was 1.5 lakh acres of forest land available in a radius of 50 to 60 kilometres around the city and it should be developed into forest blocks for fresh air. Rao instructed the Chief Secretary, Municipal and Forest Ministers, Chief Conservator of Forests, and other senior officials to visit Hyderabad and study its surrounding forest areas to find out what could be done to develop it. "This should be done as part of the "Save Hyderabad" campaign," Rao said. He stated that green cover should spread in these areas rapidly, adding that the Musi riverfront and Hyderabad Urban Forestry should be specially developed and funds should be spent on them, the release said. The release informed that Rao wanted a walkway at the .
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SC asks Centre to publicise information on pollution 29.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Supreme Court on Monday told the Centre that efforts to prevent air pollution, including from stubble-burning, cannot be limited to National Capital Region (NCR) and asked it to publicise information on the issue.
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The langurs south of Assam's Aie 27.1.2018 Hindu: Energy & Environment
How the golden langurs marooned in Kakoijana went from less than 100 to more than 500 in about two decades
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Fundamental duties of citizens also equally imp'tant as rights 26.1.2018 General News
Fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution is non-negotiable, but fundamental duties of the citizens are also equally important as rights, though non enforceable, the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court Indira Banerjee said today. "We have a duty to renounce practises derogatory to the dignity of women, to protect and improve forests, lakes,rivers and wildlife, to have compassion for living creatures, to develop humanism, to safeguard public property and to obscure violence," she said in her Republic Day address at the High Court campus here. Apart from this, one should take a pledge to have equal respect to all faiths, beliefs and religions, ensure equality of status and opportunity, ensure the dignity of individual, integrity of nation, she said. Earlier, the Chief Justice spoke for about a minute in Tamil during the Republic Day celebrations. The Chief Justice reminded the people that just as they are conscious of their fundamental rights, they should be ...
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Revisiting Muthamma in Her Little Hamlet Near Coimbatore 25.1.2018 The Wire

A closer look shows how the lives of poor tribal people gets affected when they lose access to land and forests.

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Fight for survival 17.1.2018 FrontLine: Wildlife
The Indonesian island of Sulawesi offers a rich bonanza of endemic, exotic and endangered wildlife, mainly macaques and birds, whose conservation has become crucial because of habitat destruction. Text by G. SHAHEED and photographs by SHEFIQUE BASHEER AHAMMED
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'Understanding one's culture need of the hour' 14.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
'Understanding one's culture need of the hour'
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Sorde comes alive to Phanit Nitrei 11.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Sorde comes alive to Phanit Nitrei
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A half-century-long wait ends just as polls near 6.1.2018 Hindu: Home
650 of the 22,698 families displaced by Sharavati Hydel Power Project in 1963 are all set to get land ownership rights
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Guests, hosts and ghosts 5.1.2018 HBL: Home
Deep in the forests of the Kumaoni hills of Uttarakhand, adventure junkies have their fill at a “haunted” homestay
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On city outskirts, a return to nature via herb gardens, camping sites 26.12.2017 Hindustan Times - realestate
New projects offer residents a chance to run community farms, attend harvest festivals, pick fruit in an orchard, all on-­site.
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How a leaf could change the fortunes of India's poorest communities 23.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
In 2011-12, in India, 45.3 per cent of over 93.8 million tribals lived under the rural poverty line of Rs 27, while 24.1 per cent of 10.4 million tribals lived under the urban poverty line of Rs 33
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Sacred groves of the Western Ghats are shrinking, and their deities being Sanskritised 22.12.2017 Hindu: S & T
These traditionally housed local folk deities and involved folk traditions but this has changed now
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One day consultative meeting held 21.12.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
One day consultative meeting held
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