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CAG raps Odisha for giving forest lands for industry

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 14:28

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has rapped Odisha for allotting forest land for industrial usage, violating the forest laws.

MoEF may take up Hindalco's coal proj for clearance next week

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 16:21

The Environment Ministry may meet next week to take up the issue of granting clearance for diversion of forest land pertaining to Hindalco's coal mining project in Odisha.

500 heactares. Rs 50,000 crore. Kamal Nath and the builder lobby eye NCR forest land

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:16

Kamal Nath is opening the doors for builders' lobby to grab 500 hectares of prime land in Gurgaon, Aravali hills and Faridabad.

`200,000 hectares forest land diverted in four years`

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 21:48

Over 8,000 projects, involving a diversion of 200,000 hectares of forest land, have been cleared by the central government in four years and this was double the clearances given in three decades, environmentalist Sunita Narain said here Friday.

Panel for institutional mechanism for implementation of forest clearances

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 23:18

Amid concerns over delays in project approvals over forest land, a central committee has suggested putting in place an institutional mechanism for expeditious implementation of forest clearances.

SC permits `pandals` for marriages, parties on Har forest land

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 21:38

The Supreme Court Monday permitted traders to carry on their business activities, including erecting tents and pandals for marriage functions and parties, on forest land in Haryana.

4400 hectare forest land still with encroachers

Last Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013, 16:29

A total of 4400 hectares of forest land in Kerala is still in the hands of encroachers, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told the Assembly today.

Uttarakhand govt sets timeframe of 3 months for forest land transfer

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 20:14

Uttarakhand govt set a timeframe of three months for forest land transfer in the state.

‘J&K govt diverted 1883 hectares of forestland‘

Last Updated: Monday, October 22, 2012, 14:51

The CAG has pulled up the state forest ministry for allegedly diverting 1,883 hectares of forest land for non-forest purposes in violation of rules in this district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Natarajan rebuts criticism on diversion of forest land

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012, 22:32

Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan today claimed the rate of forest land diverted during her tenure was less than half of the average during last 32 years.

LDF stages walkout over forest land issue

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 14:13

CPI-M-led LDF Opposition in Kerala Thursday staged a walkout in the assembly alleging that the government had failed to take effective steps to protect and conserve forest land in Nilambur.

Environment vs Development: Cost-benefit audit to get stricter

Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2012, 14:38

With development projects taking a toll on the country`s green cover, the environment ministry is tightening the audit process.