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The Mumbai lesson: What Modi govt should know before fining people for littering

May 21, 2015

The Mumbai lesson: What Modi govt should know before fining people for littering

In a bid to deter people from littering the streets, the Indian government plans to introduce an amendment to the existing Environment Protection Act during the monsoon session of Parliament. #NewsTracker #Mumbai #BMC #Prakash Javadekar #Clean India #Clean up Marshals #Government of environment and forests
About 160 more hostages rescued from Boko Haram stronghold: Nigerian army

Apr 30, 2015

About 160 more hostages rescued from Boko Haram stronghold: Nigerian army

Nigerian troops have rescued about 160 more hostages from Boko Haram's Sambisa Forest stronghold in northeast Nigeria, the country's army told AFP on Thursday. #NewsTracker #Army #Nigeria #Boko Haram #Sambisa Forest #Nigerian troops
Parl Panel deplores cut in Green India Mission's funds, targets

Apr 28, 2015

Parl Panel deplores cut in Green India Mission's funds, targets

A parliamentary panel has expressed concern over the massive downsizing of financial allocation and physical targets of Green India Mission (GIM) and said it will delay the attainment of 33 percent forest cover as conceived in the National Forest Policy. #India #Murli Manohar Joshi #Environment #NewsTracker #parliament #CCEA #National Forest Policy #National Afforestation Programme #GIM
Saving Delhi's air: Environment ministry wants to ban polluting vehicles, burning garbage

Apr 15, 2015

Saving Delhi's air: Environment ministry wants to ban polluting vehicles, burning garbage

After a series of alarming reports on deteriorating air quality in Delhi and National Capital Region, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests and its counterparts in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan have finally come up with a framework to curb pollution. #Delhi #MoEF #Delhi government #Prakash Javadekar #National Capital Region #Pollution in Delhi #Ministry for environment and forests
Red sander 'smugglers' encounter: How Naidu's govt scored a self-goal with lame defence

Apr 09, 2015

Red sander 'smugglers' encounter: How Naidu's govt scored a self-goal with lame defence

Has the Chandrababu Naidu administration scored a self-goal in the encounter killing of 20 woodcutters in Seshachalam forest? Have the Andhra Pradesh political and bureaucratic leadership failed to gauge the backlash in the neighbouring Tamil Nadu? #Andhra Pradesh #ConnectTheDots #N. Chandrababu Naidu #Tamil Nadu Government #encounter #Seshachalam forest

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200 crore roadside trees  How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawed

Jun 22, 2014

200 crore roadside trees How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawed

Not just highways, every road in India will have to be lined with trees to achieve Nitin Gadkaris target. Will his government then turn to claim natural forests in the name of development? #HowThisWorks #BJP #Nitin Gadkari #MNREGA #Ministry of Environment and Forests #Trees #200 crore trees #Rural development ministry
Elephant deaths in Jalpaiguri Why speed limit is not the solution

Nov 15, 2013

Elephant deaths in Jalpaiguri Why speed limit is not the solution

Railways cant sacrifice efficiency by making trains crawl through forests. Monitoring of wildlife movement cant be foolproof along long stretches of railway tracks. But symbolism is cheaper than investment. #ConnectTheDots #Forest Department #Railways #Elephants #North Bengal #Jaldhaka Bridge #Elephant deaths