In pre-colonial times, India’s forestlands were mostly under the use of the local communities. Forest policies led to centralisation in colonial times with forestland being subject to commercial over-exploitation for revenue generation purposes. This, in turn, led to land alienation of forest dwellers and an overall increase in deforestation.
Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban: Next phase to focus on water treatment and toilet waste disposal
NGT bans granting general permissions for groundwater extraction to commercial entities
Salmora in Majuli river island in Assam is not any ordinary village. Located on the southeastern corner of the island, surrounded by the mighty Brahmaputra on three sides, this village is remarkable in many ways.
Flood batters three northeast states, Assam worst affected
The Department of Water Resources, under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, has constituted a drafting committee on 5 November 2019 to revise the existing National Water Policy (NWP). Dr. Mihir Shah, a renowned water expert and a former member of the Planning Commission is chairing the committee.
Fire breaks at an oil well in Assam damaging ecozones around the site
Karnataka allowed to implement Kalasa-Banduri project