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NITIN SETHI IN THE TIMES OF INDIA NEW DELHI: A panel set up to review norms for no-go areas that will protect certain areas from commercial activity is likely to recommend mining should be disallowed in all national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in the country. Sources in the government…

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India State of Forest Report 2011 Released

The Forest Survey of India (FSI) has been publishing a series of biennial assessment report the forest cover in the country since 1987. The India State of Forest Report is recognized as the authoritative assessment of the country’s forest resources. The India State of Forest Report 2011 is the twelfth report in the series. It …

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The Aravalli policy lesson: Aravalli’s real problem may not be miners but a real estate boom

AVINASH CELESTINE IN THE ECONOMIC TIMES October this year will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Supreme Court banning mining in the Aravalli region in Haryana. It is an anniversary that will be greeted with decidedly mixed feelings among local villagers, but with fondness on the part of the many real estate speculators who have …

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‘State ravaged by savage mining’

PUSHKAR: From a distance, the scraped hill, minuscule in scale, seemed a work of the past. But a closer view revealed the machinations of the mining lobby that works in the quiet of the night. Barely a few kilometres from Pushkar, at Tilora village, adjacent to the eco club, environmental imprints of mining activity were …

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Mine or yours?

The earth seems to have opened up under the government’s feet. One of the oldest industries known to mankind — mining — has suddenly emerged as the deepest pit of scams in India. There are allegations cropping up from almost every mining state, and the figures allegedly plundered add up to the biggest scam in …

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A damaging report

Mahadevan Ramaswamy and Ramaswamy R. Iyer IN THE HINDU Those who were impatient with the Narmada Bachao Andolan’s struggle must now re-examine their thinking in the light of the Second Interim Report of the Experts’ Committee set up by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. The Second Interim Report of the Experts’ Committee set up …

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No mining from tomorrow in Haryana

Chandigarh, February 27 , THE TRIBUNE CHANDIGARH Beginning March 1, mining activity is all set to come to a grinding halt in Haryana courtesy environment concerns. With the framing of rules for securing environmental clearance for mines still pending, mining activity will have to be closed down in view of the expiry of the window …

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SC: Do not renew lease of 157 mines in Aravallis

JAIPUR: In an order aimed at stopping further devastation of the Aravallis, the Supreme Court on Friday ordered closure of about 157 mines in the Aravallis whose lease had expired on December 16, 2002. The court was hearing a PIL filed by the Bandua Mukti Morcha against the state of Rajasthan for illegal mining in …

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Aravallis undermined

By Sushmita Sengupta in Down to Earth 15.06.2009 THE Supreme Court on May 8 banned mining activities in Faridabad, Gurgaon and Mewat districts of Haryana. The ban will be in force till the state comes out with a report on how it will restore the ecology of the 450 sq km area, including the lakes …

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Mining hits ecology of Aravallis

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