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Forest Right Committees 28.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB
As per ‘The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (OTFDs) (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006’ (in short FRA) and rules there under, responsibility for implementation of the Act lies with the States/UTs.
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Bihar: Maoists Surge 20.3.2017 New Kerala: India News
Bihar: Maoists Surge
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Goa: As CM, Parrikar faces law and order, illegal mining, unemployment 20.3.2017 Top Stories
Lately, Goa has been in the news for frighteningly violent crimes against tourists, including rape
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Challenges to protect Forests in India 17.3.2017 Govt of india: PIB Features
India is one of the mega diversity countries in the world with different types of forests. Officially 20 per cent of geographical area in the country is under forest cover. The National Forest Policy (1988) aims to increase the forest cover to one third.
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Basar: A beguiling getaway from urban monotony 16.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The quaint hill destination of Basar at the centre of Arunachal Pradesh is a place that one often dreams about travelling to, but seldom does it find its way into your itinerary.
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When deforestation comes roaring back 13.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
A few months ago, a representative from Cargill travelled to Colonia Berlin, a remote colony in Bolivia's eastern lowlands in the southernmost reaches of the vast Amazon River basin with an enticing offer. The American agricultural giant wanted to buy soybeans from the Mennonite residents, descendants of European peasants who had been carving settlements out of the thick forest for more than 40 years. One of those farmers, Heinrich Janzen, was clearing woodland from a 37-acre plot he bought late last year, hustling to get soy in the ground in time for a May harvest. "Cargill wants to buy from us," said Janzen, 38, as bluish smoke drifted from heaps of smoldering vegetation. His soy is in demand. Cargill is one of several agricultural traders vying to buy from soy farmers in the region, he said. Cargill confirmed the accounts of colony residents, and said the company was still assessing whether it would source from the community. A decade after the 'Save the Rainforest' movement forced changes that ...
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In a sylvan valley, one woman reveals, changes lives obscured by beauty 10.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Sittilinghi, Dharmapuri district (Tamil Nadu): Nestled in a sylvan valley in northwestern Tamil Nadu and surrounded by forests, the village council, or panchayat, of Sittilinghi struggled to bring to attention the infirmities obscured by its natural beauty.
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TN: How a woman panchayat president changed lives of a Sylvan beauty 10.3.2017 News
Tamil Nadu now has India's lowest fertility rate-lower than Australia, Finland and Belgium
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2,013 hectares destroyed in forest fire 9.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Loss estimated at ₹2,43,258
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Project to support conservation of Indonesian river and forest habitats to protect wildlife 3.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Project to support conservation of Indonesian river and forest habitats to protect wildlife
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State to protect non-forest ESA land 28.2.2017 Hindu: Home
Local bodies, BMCs to be trained for the purpose
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Tribal settlements may soon sell electricity to KSEB 26.2.2017 Hindu: National
Water sources in hamlets tapped using small hydroelectric stations
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Bengal students to help conserve Gangetic river dolphin 23.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

KOLKATA, Feb 22 (IANS): School and college students in West Bengal will be among key stakeholders in the national project to develop a conservation action plan for the Gangetic River Dolphin to save the national aquatic animal from extinction, an official said on Wednesday.
The Wildlife Institute of India project is part of the recovery programme of four endangered species — Great Indian Bustard, Dugong, Manipur Deer (Sangai) and the Gangetic Dolphin — initiated by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.

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Student community in Bengal to help conserve Gangetic river dolphin 22.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
School and college students in West Bengal will be among key stakeholders in the national project to develop a conservation action plan for the Gangetic River Dolphin to save the national aquatic animal from extinction, an official said on Wednesday.
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In India, local people bear the cost of high-profit mining ventures 22.2.2017 Sify Finance
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No conclusive data to link death with air pollution: Minister 21.2.2017 BusinessLine - News
Air pollution related deaths is a sore subject for Anil Dave, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change. He has once again challenged global reports on mortality linked to air pollution, a...
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FEATURE-Cartoons and calendars help Bolivian farmers dampen fire risk 21.2.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Sophie Hares TEPIC, Mexico, Feb 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A mix of high-tech satellite data and brightly coloured cartoons is helping subsistence farmers around Riberalta in Bolivia's northern Amazon pick the best time to burn off their land and reduce the risk of uncontrolled blazes, as persistent drought makes wildfires a hot issue in Latin America.
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Community participation helps in forest conservation efforts 19.2.2017 The Assam Tribune
Community participation helps in forest conservation efforts
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Wild animals don't want trouble from humans: Biologist George Schaller 17.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Animals in the wild mostly avoid any encounters with humans - and when they do attack people, it is usually in self-defence, says legendary field biologist George Schaller.
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India's rhino protectors are challenging views of conservation works 13.2.2017 News
The park's aggressive policing is, of course, controversial, but the results are clear
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