Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicIndian forests

Topic: Indian forests

Shot, stabbed, mauled, killed — it’s all in a day’s work for MP’s unarmed forest staff

Madhya Pradesh forest dept says arming forest guards will allow them to defend themselves against poachers. But granting the power to bear and use arms isn't as simple.

Chhattisgarh looks to tap ‘Rs 1,200 cr potential’ of minor forest industry, plans big push

Around 17 lakh tribal families will benefit under the plan. Chhattisgarh set a record with its procurement of MFP under MSP this financial year — accounting for nearly 73% of Centre's pan-India procurement.

Days after IFS officers’ letter, govt forms panel to improve working conditions of forest staff

Indian Forest Service officers have for a long time demanded social & financial recognition for staff who confront innumerable dangers, including armed poachers, in the line of duty.

NITI Aayog plans private partnerships to revive India’s degraded forests

Experts say the government’s focus on degraded forests is welcome, but express apprehensions about bringing in private players to save them.

Retired IFS officers question forest certification scheme & NGO Modi govt chose to run it

Retired IFS officers have said the NGO chosen to execute the scheme will get undue powers and endanger the livelihood of tribals dependent on forest produce.

India’s green cover up by over 5,000 sq km but existing forests lost trees: 2018 survey

India State of Forest Report shows maximum increase in tree and forest cover in Karnataka, followed by Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.

India’s forest cover grows, but picture looks grim in northeast

Northeast is home to one fourth of India’s green cover; shrink is attributed to shifting cultivation and development activities.

On Camera

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Amitabh Bachchan was a comic book Superman 40 years ago. In a tight, pink costume

Created by Pammi Bakshi and Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan comics cost Rs 4 each 40 years ago. Today, they are a hot collectors' item costing $199 on eBay.
Credit: ThePrint team

‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

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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