MoEF fails to control unauthorised forest diversion

MoEF fails to control unauthorised forest diversion

The CAG audit reports environment ministry's failure in promoting compensatory afforestation and monitoring unauthorised forestland diversion for non-forest purposes.

Sikkim constructs dams without wildlife clearance

Sikkim continues the construction of five hydel projects coming within 10 km area of eco-sensitive zones in the state without even approaching National Board for Wildlife for clearance.

Dengue makes India ill

More than 32000 cases of dengue and 100 deaths reported in India this year with Kerala having the highest number of cases.

Improper land law leads to naxalism

Union minister for rural development blames existing land acquisition law for displacing around four crore tribals in the last few decades resulting in spread of Maoist ideology.

MoEF ignores NGT's stay order on Karnataka grasslands

National Green Tribunal orders environment ministry to file a response or pay penalty for not ceasing development works on Amrit Mahal Kavals grassland in Challakare taluk, Karnataka, despite the former's directives.

375 lakes gone in making of Hyderabad

A survey by National Geophysical Research Institute reveals that in the last three decades Hyderabad grew at the cost of 375 lakes getting extinct.

Hopeless state of govt schools in Indian capital

Government schools in Delhi leave a disappointing example for whole of India by providing poor water and sanitation facilities. Many such schools have no authorised Delhi Jal Board connection, even water and hand washing facilities missing near the toilets.

Villagers conservation efforts not paid off

Maharashtra villagers from Chandrapur district staged a two day agitation against the state forest department for failing to disburse their rightful amount of Rs 85 lakh earned from forests conserved under participatory programme.

Aeration to clean Ulsoor

Karnataka pollution control board proposes Rs 9.31 crore plan to restore Ulsoor lake in Bangalore through a new technique of forcing oxygen into the lake.

Plans to breed exotic fish in Himalayan lakes on its way

Government out to introduce genetically improved trout and charr fish in high altitude lakes in Pangi, Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti districts in Himachal Pradesh.

This is the roundup of important news for October 1, 2013.



The Times of India, The Indian Express, Deccan Herald, Down to Earth
News today - Environment ministry fails in promoting compensatory afforestation and monitoring unauthorised forestland diversion, Sikkim constructs hydel projects in eco-sensitive zones without wildlife clearance, 32000 cases and 100 deaths due to dengue reported in the country this year.