Friday, 24 June, 2022
TopicForest Conservation Act

Topic: Forest Conservation Act

Lutyens’ Delhi a jungle? Experts refuse to buy govt claim that forest cover grew by 2,261 sq km

According to experts, the Ministry’s claims of increased forest cover should not be taken at face value because of flaws in methodology in measuring forest cover & calculating increase.

Modi govt allows mining on non-forest land with conditions, experts fear spillover

The letter by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change follows a Forest Advisory Committee meeting in October, which took the decision after receiving a request from Coal India.

What caused Modi govt U-turn on net-zero? Opposition asks in Lok Sabha discussion on climate

MPs like TMC's Sougata Roy, DMK's Kanimozhi, SAD's Harsimrat Kaur Badal & Thomas Chazhikadan of Kerala Congress (M) raised questions on climate change, forests & pollution.

Oil drills, safaris — Amendments to forest act could increase economic activity in reserved areas

On 2 October, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change published a document with 14 proposed changes to FCA allowing more economic activity in protected areas.

J&K govt starts training officials on how to check documents of forest land ‘encroachers’

The J&K administration has already held a training session last week for its ‘frontline workers’ who are tasked to complete the job by 31 March 2021.

Red pandas in India are being trafficked into extinction. And laws stand in the way

Exclusionary conservation policies are making the situation for endangered red pandas and pangolins worse in India’s Singalila National Park, argues a researcher.

Indian forests don’t have space for more tigers. What will the tiger lobby do now?

Barring a few well-meaning supporters, most others who jumped on the ‘save tiger’ bandwagon were spurred by the scent of easy money.

Madras HC directs TN govt to remove solar fences in reserve forest areas

PIL alleges fences put up by encroachers in Erode, Coimbatore districts, says cultivation being carried out by wealthy farmers.

On Camera

YourTurn

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1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

Defence

File photo of Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal V R Chaudhari | ANI

‘Coercion is new strategy’ — IAF chief Chaudhuri flags cyber, space domains as ‘new battlefields’

Addressing a seminar of the IAF's first Warfare & Aerospace Strategy Programme, he cautioned that ‘a military strategist must not lose sight of the primary objective — war fighting’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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