Question raised in Lok Sabha on Increase in Forest Cover, 04/01/2019. For various developmental activities in the country, permission for diversion of the forest is granted by the Central Government under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980. The forest land diverted under Forest Conservation Act, 1980 during the period from 01.01.2015 to 11.12.2018 is 52338.75 hectares. The State/UTs wise details are given in Annexure-I.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jeyenth Vijayaraghavanam Vs Union of India & Others dated 02/01/2019 regarding a zoological park by name ‘Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Zoological Park’ in Kamalapura, near Hampi in Ballari district which according to the applicant which is being establis

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kudrat Sandhu Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 30/11/2018 regarding application to stop the project undertaken by M/s Metro Econ Green Resorts Pvt. Ltd.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Common Cause Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/11/2018 regarding illegalities involved in the mining lease of Sarda Mines Private Limited, District Keonjhar, Orissa.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Madan Singh Bisth Vs. Union of India & Others dated 27/08/2018 regarding excluding all the Revenue Village Chaks from the boundaries of the Rajaji National Park. The Application also requested for setting up a Monitoring Committee of permanent nature to look into the issue of rehabilitation of the Revenue Village Chaks which are not excluded from the boundaries of the Rajaji National Park.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/08/2018 regarding mining operations in Piparwar Open Cast Project, Jharkhand. This is an application moved by the Central Coalfields Ltd. in which it is prayed that the applicant may be permitted to continue the mining operations in the broken up area. It is further prayed that the Ministry of Environment and Forests should consider and grant the application for grant of extension of 43.30 ha.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ram Lakhan Singh Vs State of Jharkhand dated 06/08/2018 regarding large scale encroachments of forest land in the various districts of State of Jharkhand and violation of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 in raising various constructions in the reserve forest. The essential prayer made in the application is for a direction upon the State respondents to conduct geo-referencing the entire cadastral sheets of notified forests, namely, reserved forest, protected forest, etc.

Dehradun once famous for its salubrious climate, air free of dust and smoke, tranquility and reputed institutes is now not only the most polluted city among the mountain States of India but has ris

While the Uttarakhand government is keen to encourage tourists, it needs to figure out how many people the hills can withstand at once

SHIMLA: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) is not happy with the status report filed by the Himachal Pradesh government on pollution at Rohtang Pass.

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