Forest Ministry

  • Centre plans socio-economic survey in forest villages May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre is planning to conduct an exclusive socio-economic survey of the people living in and around forest areas to bring forth the role of forest products and ecosystem in their lifestyle. The Union Environment and Forests Ministry says the exercise is necessary to assess the dependence of...
  • MP to sign MoU with MoEF, Gujarat government for shifting of lions January 14, 2014

    An agreement may be signed between the Environment and Forests Ministry and other stake holders to oversee implementation of Asiatic lions from neighbouring Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh's Palpur Kuno sanctuary. The Madhya Pradesh government has sought from the Centre shifting of some near-extinct Asiatic lions from Gujarat's Gir Sanctuary, home to...
  • Rahul Gandhi is Congress's PM candidate, says Veerappa Moily January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as speculations over the Congress's official prime ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha elections continue, Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily, who took the additional charge of Environment and Forests portfolio on Tuesday, said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is the party's prime ministerial candidate. Moily took charge...
  • Veerappa Moily to take charge as Environment Minister today December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress Leader Veerappa Moily is set to take over as the next Environment and Forests Minister on Tuesday. This after Jayanathi Natarajan resigned last week to help with the party's preparations for the coming 2014 Lok Sabha elections. This even as a controversy has erupted over Jayanthi Natarajan's...
  • Environment assessment system flawed: Jairam March 19, 2011

    Hyderabad: Admitting that the present system of preparing environmental assessment report is flawed, Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said the Ministry would now seek third-party opinion to evaluate the projects. He also informed that the Ministry would soon map the wetland areas in the country to formulate a...
  • Anti-Posco activists intensify protests February 14, 2011

    Bhubaneswar: Anti-Posco activists on Sunday dug up a road leading to the proposed plant site near Paradip protesting the visit by two senior officials for a joint survey. "We will prevent government officials and company staff from entering the proposed plant site. The villagers will stall any attempt to repair the...
  • POSCO steel plant gets environmental clearance January 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Pohang Steel Compnay (POSCO) has got conditional clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forest for its proposed steel plant at Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa. The ministry gave clearance for the steel plan with 28 additional conditions and for the POSCO port with 32 additional conditions as...
  • Govt staff jailed for his obscene SMS to top babu December 27, 2008

    New Delhi: An Environment and Forest Ministry electrician who sent 'obscene and obnoxious' SMSes to a woman officer in his office has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by a Delhi court. The convict, sacked by the ministry soon after a departmental inquiry held him guilty, showed no signs of remorse...
  • No manpower to curb forest fire, says Forest Ministry November 15, 2007

    New Delhi: The raging fire in California in October this year made headlines across the world. 20 days later, the Indian government held a meeting, only to realise that they are not equipped to handle a forest fire. The Forest Ministry says that the latest technology to detect and monitor forest...