Poor to face fallout of depletion of natural resources: Prakash Javadekar

Poor in India as well as in the world face the negative fallout of depletion of natural resources and sustainable development rests on a "viable and sound" natural resource base, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday.

Natural resource use growth faster in Asia-Pacific: UNEP

Natural resource use in the Asia-Pacific region is growing at a rate of five percent per year, which is faster than the rest of the world, a UNEP report said on Tuesday.

Arunachal Governor calls for balanced harnessing of natural resources

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma on Thursday exhorted scientists to find ways and means to address the challenges posed by the climate change and at the same time explore methods for balanced harnessing of the abundant natural resources.

Natural resources should be in peoples' hands: Sonia

Congress President Sonia Gandhi today said natural resources of the country should be in the hands of the people for their development and it was her party's initiatives that had given rights to the tribals and the poor.

Russia seeks Google's help for underwater map of Arctic shelf

 The Russian government Tuesday invited US internet search giant Google to create an underwater map of the Arctic shelf.

Karnataka drives e-waste recycling to recover metals

 Karnataka has taken a lead in e-waste recycling to recover precious metals, including gold, silver, copper and palladium, from electronic products, computers and peripherals.

Botanical institute plans theme gardens at National Games Village
Botanical institute plans theme gardens at National Games Village

A string of theme-based gardens showcasing the spirit of traditional games, natural resources and the beauty of Kerala, will adorn the Games Village for the 35th National Games to be held here next year.

'Tourism development shouldn't exploit environment'

 The government Tuesday urged all stakeholders in the tourism industry to ensure that tourism development shouldn't come at the cost of "over-exploiting" natural resources for short-term gains.

Pay heed to water use in climate change mitigation: Experts

Besides cutting greenhouse gas emissions, technology, policies or plans that aim to slow down climate change should also take environmental factors such as water usage into account, say researchers.

Himachal gets $100 million loan from World Bank

Himachal Pradesh Wednesday got a $100 million development policy loan from the World Bank to enable the hill state to manage its natural resources.

Understand nuances of decision-making: Sibal to probe agencies

Law Minister Kapil Sibal said fine balance of private and public good has to be maintained in allocation of natural resources which may involve some scope for judgmental discretion.

Natural resources are also for future generations: SC

The Supreme Court Wednesday said the right to life belongs not only to the present generation but also the future generations when it comes to the exploitation of natural resources.

Need for community control over natural resources: Gadgil

M Gadgil,author of the controversial ecological panel report on Western Ghats, today advocated the need for community control over natural resources as has been done successfully in Mendha Lekha of Gadchiroli dist. of Maharashtra.

Cabinet to consider 2013 as Water Conservation Year

The Union Cabinet is likely to consider a proposal to declare 2013 as Water Conservation Year under which awareness programmes will be launched for conservation of the scarce natural resource.

`Natural resources should be declared national wealth`

A Parliamentary panel said that the government should take initiatives to declare all natural resources, including coal and iron ore, as national wealth.

`Natural resources policy to be driven by public good`

Minister of State for personnel V Narayanasamy said government has every right to decide the policy keeping in mind the common man`s interest.

BJP joins issue with govt on interpreting SC verdict

BJP on Saturday joined issue with the government on the interpretation of the SC judgement on natural resources allocation

Auction only fair method of allocating natural resources: BJP

BJP said competitive bidding through auction is the only method to ensure fair play as any discretionary quota is likely to open floodgates of graft.

Will report on natural resources be made public?

The government has refrained from making public the recommendations of a report on allotment of natural resources.

Link NREGA with natural resources management: NAC

The Sonia Gandhi-led NAC also portrayed decentralisation of
planning to natural village and hamlet level as a means to
make villages leverage the workdays under the scheme.