Category: Environment & Forest

Dirty beach cleanup: A story to tell, a story to sing

Lalit Shastri This metronome post on Sawan’s Song blog caught my attention this morning. On clicking the play button, one was immediately transported to an all together different world – a world of not the ordinary people who are always so cribbing and doing nothing about their surroundings but people who are more awake, more

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Reckless exploitation of bio-resources and conservation cannot go together

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: Editor-in-Chief of Newsroom24x7 and a well-known environmentalist, Lalit Shastri, today said in emphatic terms that reckless exploitation of bio-resources and conservation cannot go together. Shastri was speaking as a penalist during the technical session of the State level function organised by Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board at Academy of Administration here today

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International Biological Diversity Day

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: State level event of  International Biological Diversity Day 2017 is being organized in the State capital at Academy of Administration today (22 May). The programme will start at 10 am. The theme of the IBD 2017 is Biodiversity- Sustainable Tourism and Local livelihoods: Opportunities and Challenges for Madhya Pradesh to realize the

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MP Biodiversity Board camp to mark International Biological Diversity Day

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board today set into motion a special 3-day programme beginning with a 2-day bird watching and training camp at Kervan forest nursery here keeping in focus the theme “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism” chosen by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) mark the “International Biological Diversity

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Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passes away

Newsroom24x7 Staff It is significant that Anil Madhav Dave had taken the landmark initiative a couple of years ago to protect the sanctity of the Narmada River and maintain it as a source of clean pollution-free water by setting up the Narmada Samagra, a not-for-profit organisation. This initiative was aimed at fostering a dialogue between all

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Who will pay the price for the damage to the ecology of Narmada in recent years

Lalit Shastri Madhya Pradesh Government is in the dock as many among those who are worried about conservation and its related issues have started asking questions and want to know why the State Government had spent recklessly a huge amount of public money to mobilise attendance at the ecologically sensitive area of Amarkantak -where the

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The beginning of the efforts to resurrect Panna Tiger Reserve was marred by controversy and opposition

Suhas Kumar (Original, March 2009 -Revised May 2017) There came a time in the history of Madhya Pradesh, a state that leads from the front in the field of wildlife conservation in India, when it faced international flak for losing all its tigers from Panna Tiger Reserve. I was on study leave when reports began

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Wildlife organisations write to MoEF against Ken Betwa Project 

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: An informal coalition of environment and wildlife organisations has written a collective note of protest to Anil Madhav Dave, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, against the proposed Ken-Betwa River Link Project. Click here to read Click here for letters to MoEF and EAC on Ken-Betwa Link

Pollution Control Board files criminal case against Bhopal DRM

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (PCB) has filed a criminal case in the Judicial Magistrate’s Court here against the Bhopal Divisional Railway Manager Alok Kumar under relevant sections of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1974 as railway coaches were being washed in the washing pit and the waste

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Tigress found dead along railway track near Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: A young female tiger, hit by a train, was found dead this morning in the Budni-Midghat section of Sehore, not far from Bhopal, the capital of the central  Indian State of Madhya Pradesh The spot where the body of the tigress, about two-and-half years old, was found, is in the Budni territorial

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Stop burning of all waste: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Lalit Shastri Hyderabad/Bhopal: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the Chairman and managing director of Biocon Limited, has raised a strong voice against the burning of all waste and emphasised that the air we are breathing is turning more and more toxic each day. According to Mazumdar-Shaw, “Any burning must only be done in enclosed incinerators.” She was speaking

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Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife gives wildlife Clearance for Ken-Betwa Link Project

­Lalit Shastri The Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) at its 39th meeting held on 23 August in Delhi has given the wildlife clearance to the proposal for the ambitious ₹ 2,00,000 million Ken-Betwa Link Project- Phase I (Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh) proposed to be taken up primarily to address the issue

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