Prakash Javadekar releases India State of Forest Report
"In the present assessment, the total forest and tree cover of the country is 80.73 million hectares which is 24.56 per cent of the geographical area of the country," said Javadekar at the event.
ET Graphics: Forest cover growing, but tall target ahead
According to the India State of the Forest Report 2019, the country’s forest cover n...
Forest cover has risen by over 5,000 sq. km; confident to meet Paris goals: Javadekar
Releasing the India State of Forest Report 2019, Javade...
Quantum Leap: How to get rid of carbon emissions
It’s not enough for countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change. They have to pursue ways to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company founded in 2009, is building a machine in the US that can capture 1 million tonnes of carbon every year, which can then be stored underground or used in oil recovery.
Centre clears air over Mahadayi row, Karnataka relieved
Karnataka and Goa have been at loggerheads on Kalasa-Banduri project as it requires diversion of the west-flowing nalas of Mahadayi basin to the water deficit Malaprabha basin. Mahadayi also called as Mandovi is the lifeline of Goa.
Government developing satellite mechanism to monitor forestation
"We are also making an effort in this direction by developing a mechanism for the minute detailing of the forestation at the (given) geo-coordinates and monitoring of growth of the planted saplings, with the use of satellite. Twelve crore saplings were planted in last five years. Data on the growth of these saplings will be available in public domain. We are developing a mechanism of their inspection through satellite," Javadekar said.
1.09 crore trees cut in last five years: Environment Ministry
In response to a query in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo said in the last five years 1,09,75,844 trees were removed and plantation of more than 12,60,00,000 trees has been stipulated under compensatory afforestation.
To deal with human elephant conflict Assam govt launched anti Depredation Squads of Forest Department
CM Sarbananda Sonowal today ceremonially launched 15 Anti Depredation Squads of Forest Department which would be stationed in 15 major human wildlife conflict districts in order to mitigate the problem and to ensure safety of both humans and wildlife.
Govt withdraws ‘Officer’s’ draft on amendment to Forest Act
Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar announced the withdrawal of the draft amendment to the Forest Act, 1927, ahead of Jharkhand elections—a state with high tribal population. The minister stressed that the Narendra Modi government was committed to protect the rights of tribals and forest dwellers.
Fine dining redefined: Now unwind in a tropical forest scenery at the 'Merak' lounge
Launched on November 24 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Bengaluru, the lounge is an abode for patrons to experience an urban escapade.
PM Narendra Modi asks cabinet secretary to sort green corridor’s land, forest issues
The project is being implemented by the state transmission utilities of Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka, AP, Maharashtra, Gujarat, HP and MP. It includes building of transmission lines and substations with a total capacity of 19,000 MVA by March 2020 to evacuate about 20,000 MW of large-scale renewable power and improvement of the grid.
Only 1 agency to do majority of public sector recruitment through single exam: Centre
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts civil services examination annually to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS), besides other Group A and Group B (gazetted) services.
West Bengal govt to create forests using Japanese method
The Miyawaki method involves planting dozens of native species in the same area, which becomes maintenance-free after the first three years. This method ensures plant growth is 10 times faster and the resulting plantation is 30 times denser.
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