Only accredited agencies can do EIA: Javadekar

Only accredited agencies will be allowed to do Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and there will be more such agencies which can do the EIA, Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar said here Saturday.

Green India Mission converged with MGNREGA to reclaim forest
Green India Mission converged with MGNREGA to reclaim forest

The government has merged National Mission for a Green India, which aims afforestation at 10 million hectares of land over the next decade, with MGNREGA to increase and improve the country's forest cover.

Tree felling in Taj Zone: SC unhappy with UP govt

 The Supreme Court today stopped short of ordering a CBI inquiry into alleged irregularities in utilisation of funds by Uttar Pradesh's forest department for felling and plantation of trees in Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) in Agra for construction of four different roads.

70% afforestation achieved in Arunachal Pradesh
70% afforestation achieved in Arunachal Pradesh

Setting an example, the Arunachal Pradesh Environment and Forest Department has achieved 70 per cent afforestation in the state at a time when forest areas are decreasing alarmingly in the country.

Forest cover increases to 12.86 per cent in Bihar

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

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

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.

Himachal to seek release of Rs.277 cr afforestation fund

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

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

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

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

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

Himachal to earn carbon credits with more forests

In India`s first public afforestation scheme, a World Bank-funded project in Himachal Pradesh will not only re-green the hills but also earn carbon credits for the state.

WB lends USD 60mn for afforestation in China

WB approves USD 60mn loan to support an afforestation proj in China`s Shandong province.