Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/04/2019 regarding silviculture felling of trees in the State of Himachal Pradesh.

There was a near complete closure of all businesses in Gudalur on Tuesday, with people staging protests against the proposed amendment to the Tamil Nadu Forest Act of 1882.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shobha Phadanvis Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 18/02/2019 regarding geo digitization of the forest areas in the State of Maharashtra which is off shoot of directions of the Supreme Court in Lafarge Umiam Mining (P) Ltd. vs. Union of India for proper implementation of National Forest Policy, 1988.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests has urged the environment ministry to take stringent steps to curb the illegal felling of trees. No action plans was prepared by the ministry to control illegal cutting of trees.

This report is intended to provide guidance to develop enabling legal frameworks governing community forestry. It offers recommendations and a framework for reflection for all actors engaged in creating, implementing or revising laws on community forestry, and for civil society in particular.

The year laid down the governance blueprint for tackling some major environmental problems. But there was as much news to cheer as to worry about.

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.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/07/2018 regarding misuse of forest rest houses.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/07/2018 regarding identification of ‘Forest’ in the State of Rajasthan.

In order to conserve the biodiversity and protect ecology and environment, the Tamil Nadu government is to evolve a comprehensive State Forest Policy.

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