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Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of West Bengal State Election Commission & Others Vs Communist Party of India (Marxist) & Others dated 03/07/2018 regarding Panchayat seats in West Bengal going uncontested. Apex Court takes serious note of the fact that out of 58,692 total seats at all the levels (Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samiti and Gram Panchayat), the uncontested seats are 20,159.

Judgement of the High Court of Uttarakhand in the matter of Gram Sabha Mawakot & Others Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 14/05/2018 regarding declaration of rural self governing institutions like "gram panchayat" to an urban local body, by converting it into a "Nagar Panchayat". The main matter relates to notification issued on 05.04.2018 by which 73 villages were proposed to be included in the Nagar Palika Kotdwar.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Radhakrishnan K.U. & Others Vs Ministry of Environment and Forests & Others dated 22/12/2017 regarding the LPG Terminal of the India Oil Corporation Ltd at Puthuvypeen, Cochin, Kerala. The applicants who are traditional fishermen allege that the project activity of M/s.Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) extends to an area of 15 hectares between 200 metres and 300 metres from the High Tide Line (HTL).

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has updated the existing guidelines for Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin). The revised guidelines aims to help the States/UTs and other stakeholders to find all the important decisions, advisories of the Ministry at one place and provide an improved understanding of the programme.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of S.P.Surendranath Karthik Vs Thazhambur Village Panchayat & Others dated 11/05/2017 regarding illegal and wrongful dumping and burning of Municipal Solid Waste in Survey No.99 and 100 of Thazhambur Village, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Abdulla Sardar Vs Divisional Forest Officer & Others dated 31/03/2017 regarding illegal fishery bandhs, Uttar Budhakhali Panchayat, West Bengal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Villagers of Village Korna & Ors. Vs. State of Rajasthan & Ors. dated 16/03/2017 regarding proposed power substation in Korna village, Pachpadra tehsil, Barmer district, Rajasthan. NGT directs the Forest Department to submit its views on the existing site and its ecosystem.

This document is for elected gram panchayat representatives and functionaries for use as a ready reference on the SDGs. It illustrates how the SDGs directly relate to the panchayats and how they can be the priority focus as panchayats plan their actions.

MUMBAI: Intending to fight against global warming, climate change issues and to save the environment, the state government has decided to plant trees on a large scale.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Dr. Premchand Vs Pattanakkad Grama Panchayat (Alapuzha District, Kerala) dated 20/09/2016 regarding construction in violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011 as well as the provisions of Kerala Panchayat Building Rules, 2011.

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