Representatives of some villages that have constituted their biodiversity management committees (BMC) shared their plans for conservation and enrichment of environment during the International Biod

Forest working plans are considered the Bible for ensuring sustainable and scientific management of forests.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Vijay Govindrao Vaidya Vs Union of India & Ors dated 12/03/2014 regarding pollution caused by Coal Depot at Chandrapur, Maharashtra. The Tribunal in the order has directed " the Regional Officer of MPCB to give further details of coal analysis by filing additional affidavit and also to give source-wise information, if available, as regards pollution level stated in the affidavit with

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Vijay Govindrao Vaidya Vs Union of India & Ors dated 25/02/2014 regarding a coal depot in Chandrapur District, Maharashtra leading to air pollution. The NGT order also noted that Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has not furnished details about action taken from 2012 till the date, steps taken for rectification as well as further directions needed under the Air Act inspite of directions under the order of this Tribunal as given vide January 21, 2014

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vinesh Madanyya Kalwal Vs. State of Maharashtra & Ors dated 21/01/2014. NGT also directed the MPCB to submit a report on the air pollution levels in
Chandrapur and Ghuguus areas and also the air pollution caused due to various major contributing industries/sources, along with status of implementation of Action Plan.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/30(THC)-2013(WZ)(OA)_21Jan2014.pdf

A study by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has found air quality ‘very unhealthy’ in parts of Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Raigad and Chandrapur districts.

Even though we may celebrate increased number of tigers in the country, there is disturbing news on conservation front.

Poaching was the cause of most deaths, says National Tiger Conservation Authority

The country lost 63 of its wild tigers in 2013. The first tiger death of the year was reported from the South Brahmapuri forest range of Chandrapur district, Maharashtra, on January 6, 2013 caused by suspected poaching. The last wild tiger death of the year was reported from the Heggadadevana Kote range of the Mysore forest division in Karnataka on December 28, 2013 and the cause is under investigation.

Pune: The western bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered that notices be issued to the collectors of 12 districts to seek their response to a petition that alleges that they have fa

Taking cognisance of potable water contamination in 12 districts of Maharashtra, National Green Tribunal led by Justice V R Kingaonkar and Justice Dr Ajay Desphande issued notices to 12 collectors,

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