Uttarakhand High Court on March 30, 2017 declared all the glaciers, including Gangotri and Yamunotri, rivers, streams, rivulets, lakes, air, meadows, dales, jungles, forests wetlands, grasslands, springs and waterfalls as living entities.
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Citizens Resource & Action Initiative (CRANTI) Vs State of Gujarat & Others dated 27/03/2017 regarding farmers suicides in India. Supreme Court grants Central Government four weeks time to place before the Court the line of action which the Central Government proposes for adoption by the State Governments, for dealing with the serious consequences of farmer suicides.
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/02/2017 regarding constructions in the Central Ridge area, Delhi by the Border Roads Organization (BRO). The affidavit filed on behalf of the Union of India by Colonel Joydip Mukherjee, Administrative Commandant, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi assured the Supreme Court that the recommendations of the CEC as well as the Ridge Management Board will be strictly complied with.
Order of the Supreme Court of India dated 17/02/2017 regarding hazardous waste in India in the matter of Research Foundation for Science Vs Union of India & Others. Supreme Court directs government of India to file a consolidated affidavit, in response to the issues raised, within four weeks thereafter.
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. K. Balakrishnan & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/02/2017 regarding wetland conservation in India. Supreme Court orders that the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016 should be notified on or before 30th June, 2017.
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. K. Balakrishnan & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 31/01/2017 regarding wetland conservation in India.
Apex Court wants to whether the Draft Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016 which were said to have been circulated some time in March, 2016 have been finalized or not and, if not, reasons for the delay. Supreme Court also asks the Union of India to specify the steps taken to preserve the 26 wetlands covered by the Ramsar Convention, 1971.
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Citizens Resource & Action Initiative (CRANTI) Vs State of Gujarat & Others dated 27/01/2017 regarding farmer suicides in India. Supreme Court directs that the Union of India, besides the Reserve Bank of India, and all the State Governments and Union Territories, need to be added as a party respondents, "so as to enable them to assist this Court, to arrive at an effective determination in the matter" as the case is not only sensitive but concerns public interest at large.
Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Bachpan Bachao Andolan Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/12/2016 regarding alarming increase in the use of drugs and alcohol among children in India. The Union Government has stated before the Supreme Court that a national policy on drug demand reduction is being finalized. The priority areas of intervention would include capacity building and training of service providers with a view to build up skilled manpower, education and awareness building at all levels and inter-sectoral collaboration.
Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Union of India & Others Vs M/S. Cipla Ltd. & Others dated 21/10/2016 regarding retail pricing of drugs by Cipla. Supreme Court validates the notification dated 13th July, 1999 issued by the Central Government under Paragraph 7 of the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 1995 prescribing the norms for conversion cost, packing charges and process loss of raw materials (other than packing materials in conversion) and packing and process loss of packing materials in packaging and allows the appeals filed by the Union of India.