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Forest cover increases to 12.86 per cent in Bihar

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:21

Forest cover in Bihar has increased to 12.86 per cent even as extensive afforestation campaign was on to achieve the target of 15 per cent by 2017, state forest and environment minister P K Shahi said today.

Afforestation: SC allows release of 10% funds from CAMPA

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 21:10

The Supreme Court today allowed the pleas of various states for the release of 10 per cent amount from adhoc "Compensatory Afforestation Funds Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA)" for completing the task of compulsory afforestation.

Himachal`s afforestation 66% short: CAG

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 18:44

Himachal Pradesh has carried out afforestation in just 34 percent of the total area where infrastructure projects wiped out green cover in the past six years.

Govt clears plan to create new forest cover

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 19:45

Facing criticism of ignoring environmental concerns in rush to clear projects, Government today cleared a plan to create new forest cover and improve the quality of existing forests with an expenditure of Rs 13,000 crore in the 12th Plan.

Afforestation programme not yielding desired results?

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 17:34

Despite a continuous fall in forest cover in the country over the years, the Environment Ministry has failed to effectively implement its afforestation programme to meet the challenge, an official document has revealed.

Disbursement for green schemes fall after Jayanthi takes over

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 21:22

Notwithstanding warnings by a government body, Environment Ministry`s disbursement for forest generation programmes has drastically come down since Jayanthi Natarajan took over.

Tibet to launch huge afforestation project

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 21:56

Tibet is planning to invest $4.8 billion in an afforestation project to cover six major rivers in the region, a forestry official said Thursday.

Himachal to seek release of Rs.277 cr afforestation fund

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 21:17

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has said the state government would seek early release of Rs.277 crore for afforestation, an official statement Wednesday said.

Afforestation can mitigate climate change locally: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, February 03, 2013, 14:02

Planting deciduous trees in tree-deficit areas could bring about cooler and wetter summers and mitigate effects of climate change in temperate zones, says a new research.

All mining leases should be afforested: Goa NGO

Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 14:27

Sabina Martins, the convenor of the Goa Bachao Abhiyaan, said that the cost of illegal mining should be recovered from companies involved.

Odisha to increase green cover

Last Updated: Monday, May 21, 2012, 13:35

Odisha government has set a target to undertake plantation in over two lakh hectare ahead of the monsoon at an expenditure of Rs 183 crore.

Orissa govt orders afforestation in Paradip area

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 13:48

The compensatory afforestation work should follow the tree failing activities in Jagatsinghpur district.