Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR)

Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) Context: The much-awaited tiger safari project of the Uttarakhand government is under scanner after a Forest Survey of India (FSI) report stated that over 6,000 trees were illegally cut in the Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) against the permission for 163 for […]

Stepping back from an ecological abyss

Stepping back from an ecological abyss For Mains What are the causes of concern for environment in India According to NITI Aayog, “600 million people in India face high to extreme water stress… with nearly 70% of water being contaminated; India is placed at 120th […]

India’s Climate Imperative

India’s Climate Imperative The current issue The rise in number of climate related calamities such as heatwaves that scorched Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and New Delhi this year; torrential downpours in south India have again shifted the focus towards Climate Change from pandemic. The warning […]

Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA)

Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) Context:  The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) had issued a draft notification which demarcated large parts of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra and as eco-sensitive areas. About ESA:  A report from the Kasturirangan committee from 2013 recommended classifying […]