Govt clears plan to create new forest cover

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?

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

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