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Mathura violence: National Green Tribunal notice to UP government on green cover loss in Jawahar Bagh

Mathura violence: National Green Tribunal notice to UP government on green cover loss in Jawahar Bagh

The National Green Tribunal has sought the Uttar Pradesh government's response on a plea alleging loss of green cover in Mathura's Jawahar Bagh, where clashes between encroachers and security personnel left 29 people, including two policemen, dead recently.

India to achieve more than its committed INDC target: Javadekar

In the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions announced recently, India had set a target of creating an additional 2.5 to 3 billion (250 crore) tonnes of CO2 equivalent carbon sink.

Ensure no further forest area encroachment: HC to Delhi govt

The court was hearing a PIL initiated by it on its own on the issue of increasing air pollution in Delhi. 

Private companies to get degraded land for forest harvesting

Private companies to get degraded land for forest harvesting

The government Tuesday said it has decided to give degraded land, which is about one-third of the total forest area, to private industries on lease for commercial forest harvesting to boost employment and generate revenue.

India losing green cover faster than ever, warns study

India losing green cover faster than ever, warns study

The world's forests have shrunk by three percent since 1990 - an area equivalent to the size of South Africa - and India is among the countries who are losing their forest cover faster than others, researchers have warned.

20.8 percent green cover in Delhi due to plantation: HC told

Forest cover in the national capital increased from six per cent in 1999 to 20.8 percent in 2013 mainly due to plantation activity carried out in non-forest areas, the city government has told the Delhi High Court.

Green cover in Delhi on paper is different from reality: HC

The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the city government to give details of the actual forest area in the capital, observing that the extent of green cover as shown on paper is "not the true picture".

Delhi govt strives to make populated areas greener

Delhi government's 'City First Forest Programme', as part of which 12 lakh saplings would be planted across the national capital, will focus more on increasing green cover in the major urban centres rather than the outer areas.

Green cover in Odisha threatened by mining

Odisha's decision to open more mines is set to affect the green cover in the state further, environmentalists have warned.

Cyclone Hudhud: Naidu pained over Visakhapatnam losing its green cover

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is pained over this picturesque port city losing almost its entire green cover in the devastating cyclone that battered the coast on Sunday.

Bihar aims at enhancing its green cover to 20%: Manjhi

Highlighting the adverse impact of deforestation, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday said his government has set a target to increase the state's green cover to 20 per cent.

Maha govt plans new policy for `green cover`

Maharashtra government plans to formulate a new social forestry policy which will be implemented in non-forest areas of the state to increase green cover.

Two Raj districts selected for Green India Mission

Two districts of Rajasthan -- Bundi and Udaipur -- have been selected for the pilot phase of Green India Mission, the flagship Central project aiming expansion of country`s green cover to 33 per cent.

Fall in green cover in Naxal areas

Clearance of forests in Naxal-hit areas to combat Maoists hiding in these regions has led to a decrease in the overall green cover in the country.

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.

Cleaning drive in Delhi on Earth Day

To mark Earth Day, a programme was
organized to clean the green cover having around 2,000 trees in the city`s busy commercial hub Nehru Place.

India to have satellite to monitor green cover

India will launch a forestry satellite as part of its efforts to monitor country`s green cover.

HP to promote Herbiculture to expand green cover

The Himachal Pradesh government
has chalked out an ambitious programme to grow herbs and
medicinal plants on barren land to increase the green cover of
the state, official sources said Sunday.

Tree Ambulance service launched to protect green cover

In a unique initiative, a
`Tree Ambulance` was launched on Friday to provide protection to
green reserves in the capital.

No change in green cover in 5 Delhi districts, decline in one

In two years since 2005, there
has been no change in the status of the green cover in five
districts of the national capital while it has declined in
east Delhi due to tree felling, says a government report.