Indigenous communities of Jharkhand have long defended their native forests from exploitation.

Environment Ministry seeks to justify its star rating for green clearance

First it offered star rating as an incentive to promote ease of doing business and now the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has justified/clarified it as a further step "for encouraging the efficiency, transparency and accountability" in states' functioning. Jan 25, 2022
National Green Tribunal

NGT directs NOIDA authority to look into greenbelt encroachment

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) authority to ensure further action on a plea alleging continuous encroachment of the green belt in Sector 48, NOIDA violating the earlier orders of the tribunal, in which it was directed to restore the green belt by removing of encroachments and illegal structures. Jan 25, 2022