Afforestation programme crosses target in Mangaluru circle

The Mangaluru forest circle has a total geographical area of 8,64,563 hectares with 2,87,641.19 hectares of notified forest area.

HC raps govt for no details of trees supplied to crematoriums

The Delhi High Court today rapped the city government for the failure of its forest department to give details of the amount of wood consumed in crematoriums in the national capital and the number of trees that have been cut which were then supplied to them.

Massive tree plantation drive in Ghaziabad

The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) on Sunday launched a massive drive to plant 31,000 trees in the city.

NGT slaps Rs 15 lakh penalty for felling trees

 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped a penalty of Rs. 15 lac on a former sarpanch and a gram sevak for felling 3000 trees in the forest area of a village.

India will walk the energy efficiency path aggressively: Javadekar

With the crucial UN climate change conference slated for later this year, India today said that it will walk the energy efficiency path aggressively in reducing its carbon emission intensity and urged developed nations to do the same "vigorously".

'Selfie with Plant' to promote afforestation

Taking inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Selfie with Daughter' initiative a Delhi-based students' group has started a campaign to promote a plantation drive among the youth.

UN climate meet: CSE urges India to submit INDCs

 In the run up to UN climate change conference in Paris later this year, a green body today urged India to work with developing nations and push for a "fair and equitable" global deal which saves the world from catastrophic climate impacts.

Industries, NGOs to be part of Maha's new afforestation plan

Maharashtra Government Monday announced a revised policy to boost afforestation of degraded forest land with participation from industrial establishments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

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.