Friday, 27 May, 2022

Topic: Forest

India sees small rise in forest & tree cover, but 1,020 sq. km of deforestation in Northeast

India State of Forest Report released by central govt Thursday, shows trees and forests now cover 24.62% of the country’s geographical area. In 2019, India had a cover of 24.56%.

Congress, Left, BJP – India striving to remake itself as settler colonialist: Amitav Ghosh

In ‘The Nutmeg’s Curse’, Amitav Ghosh writes that India’s forest lands have formed an internal ‘state of exception’ where normal functioning of laws is suspended.

Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh National Park is a myth. It does not exist

In his debut non-fiction book, ‘Tales of Hazaribagh’, author Mihir Vatsa recounts his experiences and exploration of the Chhotanagpur Plateau.

SC orders eviction of nearly 10,000 illegal constructions in Haryana’s Aravali forest area

Asserting that land grabbers can't take refuge of law, the apex court directed Haryana and the Faridabad municipal corporation to ensure eviction within 6 weeks.

The forbidden forest in Meghalaya where you can’t touch a flower or tree

If you walk six hours from the main road, you reach Meghalaya’s tiny Chiringmagre village and the pristine forest it protects.

Five hidden benefits of forests everyone should know

Only half of the world’s forests are still intact, a third being primary forests – natural woodlands composed of native species, not disturbed by human activity.

International Day for Biological Diversity — we need to recognise our solutions are in nature

This year's celebration is all the more timely given the Covid-19 pandemic and the major environmental changes needed to heal.

Aarey, smog, wildfires — forests dominate headlines. But what exactly is a forest?

Forests can be defined as areas with a closed canopy of trees without grasses in the understorey. But there’s more to it.

Why capturing & translocating leopards won’t work in India’s dense cities

Across India, leopards pass human habitations every night without incident. This invisible domain of neutral interaction deserves better recognition.

Forest Rights Act is quite clear on genuine forest dwellers, but states are letting it down

India cannot save her forests, but for the active involvement of the forest dwelling scheduled tribes.

On Camera


Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.