Tag: Forests

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  • Plea to save Mother EARTH

    Plea to save Mother EARTH

    I am referring to the time earlier when Darjeeling was in its pristine state. During the time when Darjeeling was described as a lovely, beautiful forested land, when she was worthy of being called the 'Queen of Hills' … Darjeeling's corrugated hills were beautiful until they were touched by the corrupt minds of humans.

    November 18, 2019
  • Cutting trees in fragile hills

    Cutting trees in fragile hills

    At a time that ecologists are re-emphasising the need to protect forests and trees, thousands of trees are being mercilessly chopped in the sensitive eco-zone of the catchment areas of the Ganga river in the Himalayan region. This is being done in the name of speeding up ill-planned construction work taken up without consulting local …

    June 24, 2018
  • Haryana for faster clearance to projects

    Haryana for faster clearance to projects

    In another attempt to facilitate the faster processing of various clearances for building construction projects, the Haryana government has decided to grant the Consent to Establish (CTE) to construction projects, which require Environmental Clearances (EC) from the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), at the time of grant of EC itself in one go. This …

    April 17, 2018
  • The sow under the grass mound

    The sow under the grass mound

    In September the grass was four-foot high on the forest floor. It covered the banks of the nullahs, and the more open tree forests, in continuous belts, and was just getting coarse, but was green still. I was approaching a nullah through such a belt, when from the grass on the slope dipping gently down …

    April 8, 2018
  • Dam to destroy forests in Himachal, Uttarakhand

    Dam to destroy forests in Himachal, Uttarakhand

    The submergence area of proposed 660 MW Kishau dam on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand will spread over 2,950 hectares in the two hill states. Of the total submergence area, 512 hectares is cultivated private land and 2,438 hectare is forest land, as per information received under Right to Information Act from UJVNL. …

    February 23, 2018
  • Living near woods may make brain healthy

    Living near woods may make brain healthy

    Life in a city is full of noise and pollution, and many people scramble in a confined space, increasing the risk for chronic stress.

    October 19, 2017
  • Forests part of our spiritual culture: Pranab Mukherjee

    Forests part of our spiritual culture: Pranab Mukherjee

    Congratulating the Indian Forest Service Probationers for clearing the exam, former President Pranab Mukherjee urged them protect the forest of the nation, as they are "special for Indian ethos and culture". Mukherjee told the officers that they had chosen a very noble profession and that the onus of protecting the spiritual and cultural heritage embosomed …

    August 4, 2017