From visits to centuries-old villages to experiencing forest trails to participating in village festivals and carrying out traditional day-to-day agricultural activities, the urban tourist is going rural these days.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday took suo moto notice of alleged illegal felling of over 450 trees at Tara Devi temple complex, 10-Km from here and issued notice to the Himachal Pradesh government, officials said.
The second of the three rare tigers set free by Russian President Vladimir Putin was found wandering around the Sino-Russian border while hunt is on for the other one, official media reported here today.
Greenpeace India expressed hopes here today that the central government would draft a comprehensive plan to protect wildlife and dense forests from mining, while auctioning new blocks in future, after the recent Supreme Court decision to cancel coal blocks across several states.
Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar Tuesday said that his ministry has ensured greater transparency by initiating online submission of applications for environment and forest clearances.
Natural conservation zones like forests, water bodies and wastelands have declined in the National Capital Region (NCR) over the years, union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu informed the Lok Sabha Wednesday.
Fifty-six proposals under Forest Conservation Act and 11 projects under Environment Impact Assessment Notification for roads and public utility sectors were granted clearance in hilly states during the last one year, government today said.