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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kanwal Jeet Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/09/2019 regarding illegal construction in forest land adjacent to Kant Enclave, Faridabad.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Letter received with the subject - Save Forest land of Green Belt on Molarbad-Faridabad Bye-pass Road dated 13/09/2019 regarding remedial action against illegal setting up of a petrol pump in the green belt at Molarband, Badarpur, behind Sector 37 Police Station, Faridabad.

In September 2014, a broad coalition of governments, companies, civil society, and indigenous peoples’ organizations endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF).

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) continue to influence global development policy in the coming decade. Under SDG15, Target 15.3 calls to “combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world” by 2030.

Agriculture and allied sectors (i.e. crops, livestock, forestry and logging, fishing and aquaculture) play a vital role in Indian economy. It contributes around 18% of the country's Gross Value Added at basic prices and employs nearly half of the workforce.

The per capita income (PCI) of Telangana has touched the Rs 2 lakh mark in the fiscal 2018-19. The Socio-Economic Outlook Report - 2019 shows that the state's average rose from Rs 1,80,697 in the fiscal 2017-18 to Rs 2,05,696 in the 2018-19 financial year, registering a growth of 13.8% at current prices.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jorjo Tana Tara Vs Union of India & Others dated 30/08/2019 regarding indiscriminate felling of trees in reserved forest area which is part of Papum Reserved Forest, and part of Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh. Even though the government authorities were aware of the fact, no effective action was taken. Such large scale felling can create man-animal conflict threatening the survival of tigers in the area. The forests are also sites for hornbill breeding and nesting.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 30/08/2019 regarding the proposed construction of a Medical College Hospital in Jhargram, West Midnapur District, West Bengal in a forest land measuring about 20 hectares. The land is stated to be a “Protected Forest” published in the Calcutta Gazette dated 21.06.1956 vide Notification No. 1855 dated 17.02.1956.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Hafiz & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 29/08/2019 regarding Enkasa Mines and Minerals Pvt. Ltd., engaged in the illegal transporting of mined materials through forest of Ghoghor, Bharatpur District, Rajasthan. The application states that the miners have illegally laid a road in the forest land regarding which several complaints were lodged with the Forest Department. The laying of the road without permission from the competent authorities like the forest department, itself requires order of restrain for using of road.

Forest and land degradation undermines the foundation of human prosperity and well-being.