India`s forest cover up: Report

India`s overall forest cover has increased by 5,871 sq km since 2011 and the maximum rise has been witnessed in West Bengal (3,810 sq km) followed by Odisha (1,444 sq km) and Kerala (622 sq km), a report released Tuesday said.

Maoist presence in forest area in Kerala: Chennithala

Presence of Maoist in the forest areas of certain parts of Kerala has been noticed since February 2013, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala told the assembly on Monday.

`200,000 hectares forest land diverted in four years`

Over 8,000 projects, involving a diversion of 200,000 hectares of forest land, have been cleared by the central government in four years and this was double the clearances given in three decades, environmentalist Sunita Narain said here Friday.

NGT prohibits dumping of rubble in ridge area

National Green Tribunal today prohibited dumping of debris in reserved forest area of the ridge here and directed the DDA and the Public Works Department (PWD) to remove the rubble thrown there.

Tribunal stops Himachal project in forests

In a setback to hydropower project in HP, a judicial panel hearing environment-related cases has stopped authorities from utilising forest area.

Cuba plans to increase forest area

Cuba is developing a National Forest Programme to increase the nation`s freen cover, the Granma official daily reported.

Skeleton found in Maoist-hit forest area

A skeleton was unearthed from a jungle at Salbani in Maoist-hit West Midnapore
district, police said.