As reported by the States, all inhabited census villages in the country stand electrified as on 28.04.2018. Further, all the States reported electrification of all households, on Saubhagya portal, as on 31.03.2019, except few households in LWE affected Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. Subsequently, seven States reported 19,09,679 households which were un-willing earlier but later willing to get electricity connection.

This compilation of case studies from the central eastern tribal states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand is an attempt to bring together practices and experiences of forest dependent communities of managing and governing their resources.

A 32 page preliminary investigation report into the environmental carrying capacity for polluting projects and allied issues in Tamnar and Gharghoda blocks of Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh made public on Februry 26, 2020 on the National Green Tribunal (NGT) website. The report was in response to the NGT order of July 22, 2019.

The preparation of the State Action Plan for 2019-20 is aimed at achieving the desired outcomes under the key focus areas. The Empowered Committee (EC) has observed that the implementation of Rural Development Programmes had been outstanding in various States/UTs.

Sericulture farms in India’s northeastern state of Assam, are suddenly witnessing a rush of female workers. Improved connectivity of villages is a major reason for this transformation.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sudiep Shrivastava Vs State of Chhatisgarh & Others dated 11/02/2020 regarding utilization of fly ash generated by thermal power plants.

Given the importance of community-managed drinking water supply for the success of Jal Jeevan Mission’s ambition, it is important to look back and learn from some of the demand-driven, community managed schemes.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sudhir Vs State of Chhattisgarh dated 20/08/2019 regarding pollution caused by M/s Metallic Alloys, Plot No. 29, Industrial Growth, Centra Siltara, Phase – III, Raipur, Chhattisgarh by using coke as a fuel which is in violation of conditions of Environmental Clearance.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shivpal Bhagat & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 22/07/2019 regarding pollution caused by the thermal power plants, the coal washeries in Tamnar and Gharghoda blocks of Raigarh District in Chhattisgarh, including M/s Jindal Power Limited, M/s Jindal Power and Steel Limited, M/s TRN Energy Private Limited, M/s Mahavir Energy & Coal Benefaction Limited, M/s. Hindalco Industries Limited and M/s. Monet Energy Limited, SECL.

Haryana ranks at the bottom in terms of average health expenditure (2012-2017) among seven states that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) examined to assess the progress towards attaining su

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