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Issue date: 
30th August, 2011

Now, earn money for growing trees

PUNE: Soon, planting trees could become a money-making proposition. A proposal on 'tree credits,' a concept to make conditions favourable for people to willingly grow and protect trees by getting appropriate periodic financial returns, has been floated by the directorate of social forestry.

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Aug 23, 2011

Govt plans tree credits, village forests to improve green cover

NAGPUR: The Maharashtra government will soon introduce the concepts of 'tree credit' and 'village forests' to improve green cover in the state. Both initiatives will be implemented by the social forestry department (SFD).

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August 26, 2011

CSD, Orissa Condemn Forest Department’s Proposed Participatory Forest Management Resolution 2011

Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Campaign for Survival and Dignity (CSD), Odisha, a large network of tribals and forest dwellers which struggled hard to get the historic Forest Rights Act, 2006 enacted by Parliament today vehemently criticized the State Fores

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August 18, 2011

Workshop to determine land eligibility for CDM and VCS project development in India

Afforestation and Reforestation (AR) projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) have faced various challenges, one of the key ones being the issue of ‘land eligibility’.


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August 08, 2011

Balancing agriculture and rainforest biodiversity in India’s Western Ghats

CITATION: M.O. Anand, Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Ajith Kumar, Archana Bali. Sustaining biodiversity conservation in human-modified landscapes in the Western Ghats: Remnant forests matter. Biological Conservation. 143 (2010) 2363–2374.

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August 07, 2011

UN registers Himachal's carbon trading scheme

New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh's efforts in fighting climate change have been rewarded with the UN registering its multi-crore carbon trading scheme that involves providing green cover to barren 4,000 hectares in the state.

Under this scheme, over 5000 families from remote and backward villages will receive carbon revenue for the next 20 years from the World Bank for providing green cover to several areas in across 10 districts which were declared deforested before 1990.

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Jul 11, 2011

Eco ministry says its satellite tech use is optimal

MUMBAI: According to the Union environment ministry, there are 6.5 million hectares of plantations outside the recorded forest area, which primarily includes native plant species mixed with others.

Workshop to determine land eligibility for project development under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of UNFCCC and Voluntary Carbon Standards (VCS)

The workshop to determine land eligibility for project development under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of UNFCCC and Voluntary Carbon Standards (VCS) will be held at the Park Hotel, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India on August 11, 2011.

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Definition of "forest" still being thought by Ministry

New Delhi, July 3 (PTI) What constitutes a forest in India?
There is no answer for this simple and plain question even 62 years after independence if one goes by a RTI reply from the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

The reason cited by the ministry in its reply is that "definition" of forests is under active consideration and it is yet to be "finalised".

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Mai 23, 2011

Himachal inks pact with World Bank to secure carbon credits

Himachal Pradesh became the first State in the country on Sunday to sign an agreement with the World Bank for securing carbon credits for its ‘Clean Development Mechanism' project in 11 watershed divisions under Mid Himalayan Watershed Development Project.


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