The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 provides for listing of species in various schedules based on the threat status. The species listed in Schedule I of the Act is provided with highest degree of protection.

State-wise statement of funds released and utilisation under POSHAN Abhiyaan earlier known as National Nutrition Mission till December, 2019. There are no separate beneficiaries under POSHAN Abhiyaan. It ensures convergence of all nutrition related schemes. Under POSHAN Abhiyaan, Smart phones are provided to Anganwadi Workers and Lady Supervisors for using ICDS-CAS(Common Application Software) Application. As on 29thFebruary, 2020, the total number of Anganwadi Centres using ICDS-CAS Application are 6,25,659 across 28 States/UTs.

The Government has notified Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. The Rules prohibit the use of carry bags made of virgin or recycled plastic less than fifty microns in thickness. Sachets made of plastic material for storing, packing or selling gutkha, tobacco and pan masala are also prohibited.

Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (NGT) in O.A.

Forest Survey of India, Dehradun, an organization under the Ministry carries out the assessment of forest and tree cover (FTC) of the country biennially and the findings are published in India State of Forest Report (ISFR). The total FTC of the country, as per the ISFR 2019 is 8,07,276 km2 which is 24.56% of the total geographical area of the country. This is an increase of 5,188 km2 (forest cover 3,976 km2 and tree cover 1,212 km2) as compared to that of FTC in ISFR-2017 and 13,209 km2 (forest cover 10,754 km2, tree cover 2,455 km2) as compared to FTC in ISFR, 2015.

Government is implementing POSHAN Abhiyaan (earlier known as National Nutrition Mission) since 18thDecember 2017 to address the problem of malnutrition in the country including the problem of underweight and anemia in women and children. To ensure a holistic approach, all districts of States/UTs have been covered in the Abhiyaan including tribal areas. The Abhiyaan is implemented in the tribal, backward, slum and rural areas also.

As per the extant provisions of the CRZ Notification, 2011, exploration and extraction of oil and natural gas and all associated activities and facilities thereto in the CRZ areas requires prior CRZ clearance from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has carried out inspection for verification of compliance to the stipulated norms of 700 industries falling under the 17- category of highly polluting industries during the period 01.04.2016 to 04.03.2020. CPCB has reported that out of the 700 industries inspected, 342 industries were found non-complying. Under provisions of Section 5 of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, show-cause notices/ technical directions to 159 units and closure directions to 181 units were issued for non-compliance.

As per the information received from the State Forest Department of Uttar Pradesh, six persons have lost their lives in man-leopard conflict in Bijnaur District of Uttar Pradesh during the year 2019-2020.

India has ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which is the primary multilateral treaty governing actions to combat climate change through adaptation and mitigation efforts directed at control of emission of Green House Gases (GHGs) that cause global warming.

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