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Kochi in ‘Cities4Forests’ project

By : Sustainability ..., May 20, 2019

Kochi has been selected for the Cities4Forests project initiated by a consortium of international agencies like World Resource Institute (WRI), Pilot Projects and REVOLVE with the involvement of...

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Assam's Majuli all set to become India's first carbon neutral district: Sonowal

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 23, 2017

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched initiatives to develop Majuli, world biggest river island, as India"s first carbon neutral district and as a biodiversity heritage....

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Indonesia’s palm oil permit moratorium to last five years

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 20, 2016

In April, Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo declared a moratorium on new licenses to establish palm oil plantations, a decision welcomed by advocates for the environment and indigenous...

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Document on website is a study, not draft forest policy: Centre

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 27, 2016

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on Saturday said a document uploaded on its website as Draft National Forest Policy was, in fact, not a draft policy at all....

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Subject Tags: Forest , policy

Draft forest policy out, brace for green tax

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 21, 2016

The environment ministry has come out with a draft National Forest Policy (NFP), proposing levy of a green tax while calling for safeguarding forest land by exercising strict restraint on...

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Subject Tags: Forest , Green Tax , policy

Cabinet approves changes in bill on afforestation

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 21, 2016

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval to move official amendments in the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management And Planning Authority (...

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Environment Ministry plans to introduce tree farming

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 4, 2016

The Centre has planned to introduce tree farming in India to increase the forest cover in the country, Union environment and forests minister Prakash Javdekar said here on Sunday....

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India's forest cover goes up, UP, TN, J&K, Kerala, K'taka gain

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 7, 2015

The forest cover in Uttar Pradesh has shown a marginal rise in the last two years, said the latest report of Forest Survey of India. The report released on Friday said India's forest cover increased by 3,775 square km since 2013, taking the total to 701,673 sq km, or 70.17...

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Subject Tags: environment , Forest , India