Environment Ministry rejects plea for exemption from forest penalty

News: The Ministry of Mines has requested the Environment Ministry to exempt it from paying Net Present Value(NPV) for digging exploratory boreholes in forests.However, the Environment Ministry has refused saying that it would be ‘inappropriate’ to grant such an exemption as this was mandated by the Supreme Court. Facts: Net Present Value(NPV): It is a… Continue reading Environment Ministry rejects plea for exemption from forest penalty

Centre clarifies on definition of land as forest

News:The Forest Advisory Committee(FAC) of the Environment Ministry has said that the States need not take the Centre’s approval to define what constitutes unclassified land as forest. Facts: What did the committee said? The committee has said that the states have well established forest departments. Hence,they are in a better position rather than Union Environment… Continue reading Centre clarifies on definition of land as forest