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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Aditya N. Prasad & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 02/07/2020 regarding steps for appropriate enhancement of staff strength and infrastructure for the Forest Department, Delhi.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahesh (Bala) T. Vengurlekar Vs State of Maharashtra dated 02/07/2020 regarding illegal felling of 490 Suru trees by the Vengurla Ubhadanda Lineshwar Devasthan (Temple Trust) at Mahsulgaon, Vageshwariwadi, Maharashtra. The NGT had sought a report from Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Head of Forest Force) on the matter but no report was filed.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ramesh Chandra Kapri Vs State of Uttarakhand dated 29/06/2020. The matter relates to waste management in Pithoragarh.

Report filed by the Secretary, Urban Department, State of Uttarakhand stated that the Solid Waste Management Plant, Pithoragarh would be functional by March 31, 2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kanwal Jeet Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/06/2020 regarding illegal construction in forest land adjacent to Kant Enclave, Faridabad, Haryana.

Most flowering plants, including wild species and many food crops, are pollinated by animals and are vital, therefore, for biological production and the maintenance of biodiversity. Pollinators benefit from diverse natural habitats for forage and nesting, especially when these are limited in plant production systems.

While forest area has declined all across the world in the past three decades, the rate of forest loss has declined due to the growth of sustainable management.The rate of forest loss in 2015-2020 declined to an estimated 10 million hectares (mha), down from 12 million hectares (mha) in 2010-2015, according to the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020 (FRA 2020).

Globally deforestation continues, albeit at a slower rate, with 10 million hectares a year being converted to other uses since 2015, down from 12 million hectares a year in the previous five years, according to the key findings of a flagship report that is conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) every five

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mall Road, Vasant Kunj RWA, Delhi Vs MoEF&CC & Others dated 06/05/2020 regarding a ready mix concrete (RMC) plant operating illegally in Rajokri protected forest area.The NGT disposed of the case after going through the report filed by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Delhi, which informed the court that remedial action has been taken.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bidu Bhusan Harichandan & Others Vs District Collector Khurdha & dated 05/05/2020 regarding illegal laterite stone mining at 40 different sites in the Khurdha District of Odisha to an extent of about 500 acres encompassing several villages including Tapanga, Anda and JhinkiJhari under Nijigarh Tapang Panchayat. The area involves amongst others cashew jungle, gramya jungle and gochar land. Neither Environmental Clearance nor Consent to Operate have been obtained from the respective authorities.

Linear infrastructure development is an important driver of forest fragmentation leading to habitat and biodiversity loss as well as disruption of critical ecosystem processes. The tropical forests of India are increasingly impacted by infrastructure development. Little quantitative information is available on the extent of fragmentation due to linear infrastructure on these habitats.

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