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 After living all their lives without electricity, maldhari community of Jambhutala has found light in solar energy. Jambhutala is an interior village in Gir sanctuary and will be first to be installed with LED-based solar lighting system. The village has around 61 households.

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Posted by: Hitesh Kamaliya on

A report from the Field Director of Sundarban Tiger Reserve late last night says --
The department has retrieved radio-collar from the forest floor at around 13:45 hrs off the Dhonakhali. This is the collar that was fitted on a Tiger that had entered a village on February 22nd & was rescued. This Tiger was release in the

New Delhi: With the disappearance of the magnificent Great Indian Bustard, this Earth Day was a glum occasion at the Karera sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh.

Following the Centre's recent approval of a state government's proposal for denotification the area, comprising nearly 32 villages, would be set free for villagers to carry out

Around 150 tribals, armed with bows, arrows, axes and spears were chased out of the Similipal Tiger Reserve's Nawana Range on 19th April. They were making an attempt for a traditional mass hunting exercise known as 'Akhand Shikar'.

Deputy Director DK Samal said that his department managed to foil the shikar spree by preventing

It is vital that environmentalists and the media also focus on the problems with respect to agriculture in India, particularly in relation to water supply. More than 60 per cent Indians live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for most or part of their income. India has only four per cent of the world's water resources and


Posted by: Diya Katyal on

I saw an Aircel "Save The Tigers " hoarding about a month back. It made an instant impression. The image was lovable and moving and it hurt. im ashamed to say that i got caught up with work and life and did not do anything about it. Then very randomly at work i came across an excersise book that had a tiger on it with the line

Palanpur: The prime accused in the wild animal skin trading scam, which had been busted in a Sabarkantha village after a forest department sting operation on April 1, has been arrested.

Babu Savaji Modiya, who was on the run since the busting of the scam, was arrested by the forest department from his native village Gadi

Decarbonising India

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Most people seem to have missed this major announcement made by the Finance Minister of India about a carbon tax on coal. The fact is that a climate tax should be applied on all fossil fuels including oil, gas and coal. This money should be used to fund non-carbon energy. Simultaneously, significant tax incentives, including

Coimbatore is considered one of the hottest cities in India now, from being one of the most pleasant in the Country a long time back .Heavy deforestation, encroachment into forest lands etc, are the main reasons . One such example is Marudhamalai. 

There are around 90 elephant corridors in Tamilnadu . Marudhamalai range