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PDP assures action plan for growth of Chenab Valley


September 6th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 5 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday assured the formulation of a comprehensive action plan for the socio-economic growth of the people of ... Read more...

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No resumption of Karnataka mining without rehabilitation: Apex court


August 17th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said it would not lift its ban on the mining in three Karnataka districts without 100 percent implementation of the rehabilitation ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh’s Dalli Rajhara-Rowghat rail project gets fresh boost


August 5th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 5 (IANS) The key Dalli Rajhara-Rowghat railway line in Chhattisgarh, languishing for the last three decades, got a fresh boost Sunday with the state government asking all the ... Read more...

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Mizoram allocates Rs.410 crore to end ‘jhum cultivation’


July 17th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, July 17 (IANS) Under its New Land Use Policy (NLUP), Mizoram is laying emphasis on ending the age-old "jhum" shifting cultivation and has allocated Rs.410 crore in this year's ... Read more...

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Punjab to check potable water quality


July 1st, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Amid allegations of potable water contamination, the Punjab government has decided to get a survey conducted to check the quality of water being supplied to residents, ... Read more...

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Rajasthan, Harayana issued notice on illegal mining (Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Rajasthan and Haryana governments on a petition that alleged illegal mining was continuing in the states ... Read more...

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Apex court issues notice to Rajasthan on illegal mining


June 8th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Rajasthan government on a petition alleging that despite a ban, illegal mining was continuing in the state's ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear plea on illegal mining in Rajasthan


June 5th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) An NGO moved the Supreme Court Tuesday seeking direction to the Rajasthan government to enforce a complete ban on mining activities in Alwar district as ... Read more...

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Himachal average temperature rises by over 5 degrees


June 5th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) The average maximum temperature in Himachal Pradesh has increased by 5.2 degrees Celsius during the past four decades, while average rainfall has remained unchanged, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Assam township upbeat over 200 years of banyan tree


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Pathsala (Assam), May 2 (IANS) People from all walks of life of Bajali area in this Assam township are gearing up to celebrate 200 years of a banyan tree that ... Read more...

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Kerala forests suspected to shelter Maoists: Police


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), May 2 (IANS) Police suspect the presence of Maoists in the forests across Kerala but is unsure of their activities, a top police officer said here Wednesday.Speaking ... Read more...

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Assam’s Guinness bid: 40,885 saplings planted in an hour


April 29th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) In a bid to enter the Guinness World Records, 100 people Sunday planted 40,885 saplings within an hour near the Chirang Reserve Forest in lower ... Read more...

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PMRDF programme for Maoist-affected districts launched


April 7th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellows (PMRDF) programme was formally launched here Saturday with the induction of 156 fellows, who will work in 78 Maoist-affected districts in ... Read more...

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Man-animal conflict: Assam forms response teams


March 30th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 30 (IANS) Assam has formed Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) to deal with growing instances of man-animal conflict, with 12 leopards having been killed in the last three months ... Read more...

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Maoists caused major damage to India’s forests, says survey


February 7th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) While India has set an ambitious goal of increasing its forest cover to 33 percent by 2020, a Forest Survey of India report Tuesday found ... Read more...

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Himachal to have climate change centre


December 31st, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 31 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will have a centre to study climatic changes and their impact on environment, an official statement said here Saturday.Environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, director general of ... Read more...

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Panda numbers increase in China


December 17th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 17 (IANS) The number of pandas in the wild has increased from 14 to 41 over the past decade in China's Shaanxi province, one of the country's ... Read more...

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Mizoram farming plan can be a model: official


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Nov 2 (IANS) The Planning Commission Wednesday lauded the Mizoram government's flagship programme - New Land Use Policy (NLUP) which aims to support 120,000 farming families over five years."NLUP ... Read more...

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India ranks low 134 in human development index


November 2nd, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) India ranks a low 134 among 187 countries in terms of the human development index (HDI), which assesses long-term progress in health, education and income ... Read more...

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Himachal project to get carbon credit in first for India on public land


October 31st, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Ahead of its 17th Conference of Parties in Durban late-November, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has registered for carbon credits the ... Read more...

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100,000 community foresters to help green India


October 18th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 18 (IANS) India will engage 100,000 educated youths to execute an ambitious Green India Mission (GIM) which seeks to increase the country's forest cover to 33 percent from ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s green cover halved in 30 years


October 9th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 9 (IANS) Increasing cattle, movement of security forces, construction of new highways and roads and illegal felling -- all these factors have led to a 50 percent degradation ... Read more...

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Himalayan ecosystem vital to Indian landmass: Deshmukh


October 1st, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS)The Himalayan ecosystem is highly vulnerable to the stress caused by the increased pressure of population and exploitation of natural resources and it is important to ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar gives month’s salary for green Bihar drive


September 3rd, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 3 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar donated a month's salary to a green Bihar campaign he flagged off Saturday.Giving the green signal to the Harit Bihar Abhiyan Rath ... Read more...

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Bihar’s ruling party on a green mission


August 29th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) is set to launch a campaign to plant five million saplings over the next two years, a party leader said ... Read more...

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Bihar set to turn green, politicians to plant trees


August 11th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 11 (IANS) With the aim of increasing forest cover to 35 percent in a decade, Bihar is employing several steps, including asking members of the ruling Janata Dal-United ... Read more...

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Goa PAC to probe illegal mining in forests


August 10th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 10 (IANS) Goa's public accounts committee (PAC) will investigate the increasing phenomenon of illegal mining encroaching upon the state's forest cover, said the PAC head and the Leader ... Read more...

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Delhi starts planting one million trees (Lead)


July 23rd, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Delhi government Saturday launched a mass plantation drive that will see one million trees come up in the capital, taking its green cover to ... Read more...

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Dikshit launches green Delhi drive


July 23rd, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) In order to enhance Delhi's green cover, the city government Saturday launched a mass plantation drive, led by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, to plant saplings ... Read more...

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Maoists regrouping in Bengal: Police


July 5th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Maoists in three western districts of West Bengal, on the back foot after killing and arrests of many of their leading members over the past two ... Read more...

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Himachal to earn carbon credits with more forests


June 19th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) In India's first public afforestation scheme, a World Bank-funded project in Himachal Pradesh will not only re-green the hills but also earn carbon credits for the ... Read more...

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Jairam insists on more forest cover for India


June 5th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday emphasised on increasing the country's forest cover through the Green India Mission, while India played global host to the World ... Read more...

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Explosives meant for Myanmar seized


May 28th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 27 (IANS) A huge consignment of explosives meant to be smuggled to Myanmar through Nagaland was seized from a bus station here in Meghalaya, a custom official said ... Read more...

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Assam wants to replicate Bhutan model (Lead)


April 29th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) Assam will replicate neighbouring Bhutan's model of Gross National Happiness as an index of the state's well-being if the Congress is voted back to power for ... Read more...

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Gogoi wants Bhutan model of Gross National Happiness in Assam


April 29th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) Assam will replicate Bhutan's goal of Gross National Happiness as the index to measure prosperity of the state if the Congress is voted back to power, ... Read more...

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