The Union Environment Ministry has defined what constitutes a forest under the Forest Conservation Act 1980 (FCA).
Nitin Sethi, Business Standard
India needs to undertake inter-ministerial consultations for ratifying any international agreement that has economy-wide implications.
India lags behind on developing its waterways and the government has moved swiftly to overcome the first legal hurdle before it.
In conversation with the environment minister.
Church bells don’t toll in Churachandpur any more. The district in Manipur is in mourning for over 230 days. Nitin Sethi tells the story of nine dead, three bills & a state singed by clashes.
The Centre says modest numbers make it easier to realign during drought-like situation; intent is to provide work to every household that demands it
It is the first such order to come to light across the country where community rights of tribals have been summarily cancelled after being granted through process laid down in the FRA.
It is the right of the public to know and not a privilege of the elected government to share information based on its whims and fancies.
The detailed proceedings of the January meeting, where the commercial cultivation of GM mustard was discussed, have been denied in response to an RTI request.
The document, signed by the British Raj and Madan Mohan Malaviya and other representatives of ‘the Hindus’ has been introduced as the basis for NDA’s policy for river flow in the Ganga basin in a case before the Supreme Court.
More should not be expected from it without greater effort by the AAP government
The latest of the two cases involving the director was highlighted when CBI in October 2015 wrote to the CVO of the health ministry.
Behind closed doors US and EU argue against their poor partners in the coalition; the Coalition turns out to be of just 15 countries and not 90 plus as claimed
The arguments over the week had been bitter and it got reflected even as the meeting on Saturday drew to a close while accepting the penultimate draft.
India wants negotiations on one issue to not occupy different forums at the same time.
While all countries earlier agreed that the Paris agreement would be signed under the UN climate convention, India and others have warned against attempts to change the terms and conditions through the backdoor.
“The developed world has used coal for centuries, they have polluted the world and suddenly they wake up and tell us – you don’t use coal.”
Q&A with Ashok Lavasa, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.
The planting season for mustard ends in the third week of November. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana account for nearly 70% of India’s production of the crop.
South Africa stunned the UN climate change negotiations by saying the two co-chairs and some developed countries’ attitude to developing countries was akin to apartheid.
The Indian government has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 33-35% of its 2005 levels by 2030.
The decision to substantially alter the energy mix that powers India in future is likely to be taken at the Union Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
The Haryana govt. apparently accepted Vadra’s name as proof of firm’s financial stability to allow commercial development of land in Gurgaon.
Sources in the government said the final health policy was expected to be further delayed and the steering committee of the government needed to address the dissenting views.
In his note, the economic advisor says developed countries like the G-7 should be forced to take higher carbon taxes and financing of clean coal technologies, as well as technology.
India, not obliged so far by the climate convention to bind itself to climate action, has for long internationally argued that its actions are targeted towards energy security.
The clamour for more green action will only increase, says Nitin Sethi