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Losing green cover: India lost original forests 70 times Delhi's area in 14 years

Jul 17, 2015

Losing green cover: India lost original forests 70 times Delhi's area in 14 years

Environment minister Prakash Javadekar released the biennial report India State of Forest Report 2013 on 7 July stating that the forest cover continues to stand at 21 percent of the countrys geographical area #India #NewsTracker #Environment Ministry #forest #Report #Green Cover #Forest cover #forestry
MGNREGA workdays to be increased in drought-affected areas

Jun 17, 2015

MGNREGA workdays to be increased in drought-affected areas

Battling opposition charge of pursuing "anti-poor" policies, the NDA government has decided to increase the number of workdays under MGNREGA from 100 days to 150 days in drought-hit areas. #India #UPA #Congress #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Forest Rights Act #MGNREGA
Forest deputy ranger killed, three injured in timber thieves raid

Jun 12, 2015

Forest deputy ranger killed, three injured in timber thieves raid

A forest deputy ranger was killed and three others injured when timber thieves allegedly assaulted them during a raid at village in Chhattisgarh's Surajpur, police said on Friday. #India #NewsTracker #Raipur #Forest Ranger #Timber Thieves #Surajpur #Dharampur Forest
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
AP: HC wants report on autopsy of victims of police encounter

Apr 08, 2015

AP: HC wants report on autopsy of victims of police encounter

A division bench of Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice PV Sanjay Kumar asked the Andhra Pradesh DGP to file a report on steps taken on conducting the post-mortem and for identification of the deceased and also about steps taken to hand over the bodies to their relatives. #NewsTracker #encounter #Andhra Pradesh police #Red sanders wood #Tirupati forests