Issues like conditions of forests, prey base, livelihood of fringe forest dwellers, tribals and so on need to be taken up on a priority basis so that the big cats don’t come in conflict with people On the occasion of the International Tiger Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the 2018...
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The draft National Forest Policy is by and large well-conceptualised. It seeks to modernise management practices while keeping in mind challenges posed by climate change After several years of deliberations and counters, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has finally decided to draft a fresh legislation to replace the...
Erudite and brilliant politicians like Manohar Parrikar are born once in a century. They are the saving grace for their class as public hopes and aspirations hinge on them Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar died on March 17 after battling pancreatic cancer for more than two years. A pall of gloom...
India’s reserves are already under a lot of stress, they cannot afford more losses in biodiversity as it happened in the Bandipur fires. It’s a wake-up call for the Government and officials Last week’s forest fires in Karnataka must serve as a reminder that forest management in our country is in...
Being migratory workers, those in the informal economy have been denied their due. It’s time the Government takes note of this valuable social capital The 16th Lok Sabha’s five-year tenure came to an end on February 13 and political leaders said goodbye to each other in a rare bonhomie and are...
Reinstating the fundamental right to property is just one area that the Government must work upon to ensure tribals get their due. What is needed is to encompass tribal welfare as a core value of forest management Tribal development (especially adiwasis) has been a hot topic of discussion for ruling Governments...