Category: Environment & Forest

“There has been annual loss of over Rs. 1000 crore due to non-implementation of Biological Diversity Act 2002”

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Forestry, wildlife and biodiversity expert Ramgopal Soni has written a letter to the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Anil Madhav Dave pointing out that there has been annual loss of revenue amounting to more than Rs. 1000 crores due to non-implementation of Biological Diversity Act 2002 by the

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Forestry expert’s prescription for Chikungunya

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: When people in Delhi, its surrounding areas and in many other parts of India are in grip of malaria, chikungunya, and dengue, a former Indian Forest Service officer, who was borne in the Madhya Pradesh cadre, has put in the public domain a remedy, which he had offered to thousands of villagers in Chindwara district of

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In Madhya Pradesh: From “Narmada Samagra” to “Namami Devi Narmade” Campaign

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: Union Minister for Environment Forest and Climate Change Anil Madhav Dave, took the 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. Narmada Samagra website spells out

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“Mann ki Baat”: Modi gives a call to protect environment by making idols from natural clay

Newsroom24x7 Staff Prime minister’s inspiration, our efforts …..come, let us conserve water and protect environment –  Anil Madhav Dave New Delhi/Bhopal:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave a call to children and youth to use natural clay to carve out idols of Ganesh and Durga during the festive season. Addressing the people through the radio

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Environment Minister Seeks Detailed Report on Elephant Deaths

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Anil Madhav Dave, has sought a detailed report on the train accident in Bishnupur area of West Bengal yesterday, leading to the death of three elephants. Dave has asked all concerned local authorities to find out the exact reason behind

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No final decision on GM Mustard as yet says Government of India

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi:  Government of India has described as inaccurate reports in a section of the media stating that the statutory Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), under the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has granted approval to GM Mustard. In a statement today the Government has clarified that no final decision has

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International Tiger Day and the Tale of Tumbling Tiger Numbers

Newsroom24x7 Staff As we observe the International Tiger Day on July 29, what stares everyone in the face is the rising number of tiger deaths across different parts of the country this year. Madhya Pradesh presents the worst scenario with 19 tiger deaths against the total mortality figure of 59 in the country between January 1

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Salman Khan acquitted in black buck poaching case

Newsroom24x7 Staff 0Jodhpurr:  The Rajasthan High Court today acquitted Bollywood film personality Salman Khan in the blackbuck and chinkara poaching cases. Salman was convicted by a lower court with a sentence from one to five years on the charge of blackbuck and chinkara poaching in 1998. The killing of protected animal blackbuck had taken place

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cihfestival – Central Indian Highlands Wildlife Film Festival – a CREW initiative –

Newsroom24x7 Staff CREW, a not for  profit organisation, and CIHfestival Secretariat today announced the Central Indian Highlands Wildlife Film Festival 2016. Just like the previous events, the Festival of 2016 is offering to wildlife lovers, students, amateur photographers, aspiring wildlife filmmakers, and professionals a mesmerizing experience in different Protected Areas and Tiger Reserves  in the form

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Notorious wildlife trafficker Sansar Chand’s son arrested by Delhi Police

Newsroomw4x7 Staff New Delhi: Delhi Crime Branch has busted an interstate gang of organised wildlife traffickers by arresting Akash, the gang leader who is also the son Sansar Chand,  the most notorious poacher who died after he was arrested and jailed for commiting the largest number of wildlife crimes across States in India. During a

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Mull the Cull: The Killing Fields

Suhas Kumar The question is whether any civilization can wage relentless war on life without destroying itself, and without losing the right to be called civilized. ― Rachel Carson A December 2012 report of the expert group on pulses noted that blue bull menace was widespread in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh,

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Government of India clarifies: No decision yet on Draft Forest Policy

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Government of India Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has not issued any draft Notification on National Forest Policy. This was clarified by Director General Forest and Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change today. In a statement, the DG Forest said: A report on a study done

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T5- the tigress brought to Panna Tiger Reserve to repopulate the habitat is dead

Newsroom24x7 Staff Panna (Madhya Pradesh): T5 – the tigress brought to Panna Tiger Reserve from Kanha in November 2011 under the ambitious Panna Tiger Reintroduction Project was found dead this morning in the Hinauta beat of the Panna habitat. According to the Park director, the cause of death of 11 year old T5 is said

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There is urgent need to save the oceans: John Kerry

Public Event on Oceans in Beijing, China Beijing: US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday (June 6) said that there is urgent need to save the oceans. Delivering his remarks at the Public Event on Oceans here, Kerry went on to emphasise that the leaders of two of the largest economies in the world, the U.S.

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