537 hectare of land acquires for the bullet train project

Metro Rail News | Parnika Krishna | July 04, 2019

In the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal said that the railways have acquired 537 hectare of land out of the total 1380 hectare needed for the bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

In Lok Sabha, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal replied to the question by saying that the land acquisition for the High Speed Rail Project also known as Bullet Train Project is currently underway. Read more

Brick kilns ruin 6,000 acres of land in Bihar every year: Study

Hindustan Times | June 29, 2019

The study has been done by DA in association with Bihar State Pollution Control Board. Commenting on this situation, BSPCB chairman Ashok Kumar Ghosh said, “The red brick kilns are destroying the agricultural land and depleting the groundwater also. Many have switched to clean technology, which is not the solution to save the agricultural land.

Red brick kilns in Bihar destroy about 6,000 acres of land every year, according to the results of a study released recently. This is a big and alarming number for a state whose economy is largely based on agriculture, and where environment management has become of paramount importance in the face of a large-scale water crisis. Read more

Language gap in policy making needs bridging

Down to Earth | Bijayashree Satpathy, Sruthy Bharathan | June 04, 2019

For active participation of tribal communities in policy dialogues, subaltern language are indispensable

India is a land of multiplicities and the formulation of policies in the country has a long history. Time and again there have been changes in the objective of various policies from regulation to community participation to sustainability. In this, language plays an important role.

The policies and legislations are made available to the public in English and Hindi. And, some states have these documents in their respective regional languages. These standardised regional languages are used in every level of administrative, business and social intercourse. Read more

Roadmap for reconsideration of rejected claims under FRA sought

The Hindu | Visakhapatnam | June 18, 2019

‘74,364 pleas on individual rights over 1.38 lakh acres rejected in State’

A roundtable organised by Girijana Sangham affiliated to Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch on Monday demanded that a roadmap for reconsidering the rejected claims under the Forest Rights Act (FRA) be announced by the government and no girijan be displaced.

Participating in the programme, former bureaucrat E.A.S. Sarma said the schedule should be announced and the rejected applications should be undertaken by grama sabhas again. Read more

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