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India’s first Forest certification scheme gets gloabl recognition

A Geneva-based non-profit has decided to endorse the Certification Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) developed by Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF). India now has a globally recognised forest-certification scheme developed specifically for Indian forests. Forest-based industries in India, particularly those for paper, boards, plywood, medium density fibreboard, furniture and handicrafts etc, ..

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2019 International Day of Forests

The International Day of Forests is observed every year on 21st of March to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. It also seeks to highlight vital role played by forests in poverty eradication, environmental sustainability and food security. The 2019 theme is “Forests and Education”. This year, the International ..

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India to grow at 7.2 per cent in 2018-19: CSO

The Central Statistics Office has released the first advance estimates of National Income for 2018-19. The observations made by CSO are: Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.2 per cent in 2018-19, a tad higher from 6.7 per cent in the 2018-18. Real GVA (Gross Value Added) is expected to grow at 7 per ..

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India launches Green Agriculture project along with FAO to bring transformative change in farm sector

In New Delhi, the Government of India (GoI) along with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has recently launched the Green Agriculture project that seeks to bring transformative change in the farm sector through conservation of biodiversity and forest landscapes. The $33.5 million project is being funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by GoI’s ..

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Environment Ministry releases India’s National REDD+ Strategy

Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has released National Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) strategy for India. It aims at achieve climate change mitigation by incentivizing forest conservation. This strategy will soon be communicated to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). National REDD+ Strategy It has been ..

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