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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Aabhijeet Sharma Vs Union of India & Others dated 31/07/2019. The applications seek reconstitution of the Committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in pursuance of order of the Tribunal dated 16.10.2017 for Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project (SLHEP).

Background of the Case:

A bill which seeks to provide uniform safety procedures for specified dams in the country was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 29 July, 2019. The Dam Safety Bill, 2019 was introduced by Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat who said that 92 per cent of the dams in the country were inter-state and there was need for such a legislation.

It is set to be reintroduced in Parliament after several unsuccessful bids to clear it

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jammula Choudharaiah & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/07/2019 regarding Environment Clearance (EC) for Purushothapatnam Lift Irrigation Scheme undertaken by the State of Andhra Pradesh for Drawl and Lifting of water from River Godavari near Purushothapatnam Village in Seethanagaram (M), East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh.

Aiming for sustainable water management, the state on Sunday announced that it would promote micro-irrigation of maize on 1,000 acres this season.

Safety of the dams is a very imperative aspect which has to be given priority on an incessant basis for safeguarding the massive national investment and the benefits derived by the nation from the projects.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Pentapati Pulla Rao Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/05/2019 regarding violation of environmental norms in the course of construction of the Indira Sagar Polavaram Multipurpose Project in Andhra Pradesh.

The present study outlines major concerns and potential environmental consequences of the proposed Pancheshwar high dam in Uttarakhand (Central Himalaya), India.

An irrigation officer said additional pumps would be required at Medigadda, Annaram and Sundilla to implement the proposal

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of The State of Rajasthan Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/04/2019 regarding diversion of Beas water for Sidhmukh Nohar Project.

Some of the issues framed by the SC are the following:

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