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Maharashtra: 6 months on, Ministry of Environment and Forests yet to classify Kopri wetlands by Freny Fernandes August 05, 2016   |  Source: The Times of India City  | Copyright: 2016, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

After a delay of over six months, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) is yet to survey and classify correctly the coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) status of the 20 hectare wetlands plot at Kopri. In fact, the MoEF has shirked off its responsibilit...

Goa: National Green Tribunal reserves judgment in Mormugao port trust dredging case August 05, 2016   |  Source: GOA COM  | Copyright: 2016@GOACOM.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has reserved its judgment in the complaint regarding capital dredging undertaken by Mormugao port trust (MPT) to facilitate entry of capesize vessels in Mormugao harbour, for which the channel needs to be deepened from th...

Kerala: Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad study on life of coastal area dwellers August 05, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP) conducted a two-day survey in coastal villages of the district to study the socio-economic life of the people there as part of preparing a report on the issues faced by fish workers and other people living in coa...

Kerala: Training programme August 05, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Peruvannamuzhi, in association with the National Fish Development Board, Hyderabad, is organising a training programme on value added products from fish at the Kendra on August 18, 19 and 20. Those interested may register befor...

Tamil Nadu: Off-shore fish farm attracts farmers August 05, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

The off-shore fish farm funded under the National Agriculture Development Programme and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development schemes have been attracting farmers in the district. Under the NADP-sponsored programme, fish seed farm has been s...

Andhra Pradesh: 100 tanks to be developed as captive nurseries August 05, 2016   |  Source: The Hans India  | Copyright: 2016 Hyderabad Media House Limited/The Hans India.

In a bid to ensure long term benefits to fishermen, the fisheries department is encouraging captive nurseries in the district. Under the programme, the irrigation tanks and ponds in upland, delta and Agency areas are being developed for taking up captive ...

West Bengal: Hilsa to climb farakka ladders to jump onto Bengal plate! August 05, 2016   |  Source: The Pioneer  | Copyright: 2016 The Pioneer.

The Hilsa crisis in West Bengal may not last forever as the Union Water Resources Ministry is planning to install “fish ladders” in the river Ganga near the Farakka Barrage in the State to help the fish breed in freshwater. Following the construction ...

Jharkhand: Jharkhand’s own Amul model by Sunita Narain August 04, 2016   |  Source: Down to Earth  | Copyright: Down To Earth 2015.

In India, change is by its very nature slow. But when nature is bringing a change, it is rapid and shattering. Indians are used to going from one cycle of devastation, caused by droughts, to another, brought on by floods. But each year, these cycles are g...

Jharkhand: Net profit by Kundan Pandey August 04, 2016   |  Source: Down to Earth  | Copyright: Down To Earth 2015.

AFFLUENCE IS not a word one would normally associate with Jharkhand’s Jamukhadi village, which falls in one of India’s 250 most backward districts. But almost all the houses in the village have TV sets, computers and motorbikes. “There were only a f...

Andhra Pradesh: Decks cleared for laying pipeline from pharma units by Santosh Patnaik August 04, 2016   |  Source: The Hindu  | Copyright: 2016, The Hindu

After the State government’s decision to offer a compensation package to fishermen of Pudimadaka, work is expected to be launched anytime for laying a pipeline to discharge ‘treated’ effluents from pharma and other units located at AP Special Econom...

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