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Disclaimer TNT does not necessarily share the views expressed, or vouch for the accuracy of facts represented, in these news reports and articles. Home | Reports | Related Articles | Resources | Gallery | Feedback | Contact | About Tribal rights issue a political hot potato for parties | Sept 29, 2011 The rights of tribals has been a political hot potato for both LDF and UDF in Kerala. Data accessed by TOI shows the two fronts which were in power have done little justice, denying large sections their due under the Forest Rights Act enacted by Parliament five years ago… Read more MoEF crackdown on corrupt babus for green nods | Sept 22, 2011 A vigilance inquiry has been ordered against an inspector-general of forests for allegedly fudging documents to clear a hydroelectric project in Himachal. A chief conservator of forests has been transferred following allegations of corruption... Read more Tribals to get 20% royalty on forest produce | Sept, 22, 2011 Tribals in Maharashtra will get a share - 20% - of the royalty for forest produce, thanks to a cabinet decision, by the government which has brought the joint forest management committee under the purview of the gram sabha… Read more Mining made easy in forests | Sept 20, 2011 In a setback to the environment lobby, a group of ministers on Tuesday scrapped the environment ministry's policy categorizing mining and non-mining forest areas, known as 'go-no-go' saying it had no "legal basis". The GoM, however, asked the Forest Survey of India to "scientifically" demarcate pristine forests… Read more Anna sets sights on illegal encroachment | Sept 19, 2011 Anna Hazare plans to take up the fight against illegal encroachment of forest lands in Maharashtra at the culmination of the Jan Lokpal movement. In particular, Hazare wants the government to inquire into instances of forest land being transferred illegally for commercial development... Read more Dilution of forest act on GoM agenda | Sept 19, 2011 A group of ministers will discuss a proposal to dilute provisions of the Forest Rights Act to quicken clearance to mining projects in forest areas. A committee headed by B K Chaturvedi, member of the Planning Commission suggested relaxation of 50% of gram sabha members as a quorum…Read more Forest officials pose danger to forests: Experts | Sept 19, 2011 Forest officials are fudging data, hiding facts, sidestepping laws, overlooking violations and finding ways of clearing even projects that are dangerous for forests, three non-official members on the statutory Forest Advisory Committee have told environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan… Read more HC refuses to stay forest land acquisition | Sept 10, 2011 The Orissa High Court dismissed a plea for grant of interim stay on acquisition of forest land by the state government for the Rs 54,000 crore Posco steel project. However, the court stayed acquisition of private land in Posco area ordering status quo… Read more Forest department goes hi-tech | Sept 4, 2011 The arduous process of seeking an official permission to cut a tree is all set to become simpler in the days to come. And if forest officials are to be believed, efforts are on to expedite the process at the click of a mouse... Read more In the News : 2011