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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.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Bio Diversity Management Committee, Rewa, Madhay Pradesh Vs Ministry of Environment & Forests & Others dated 04/06/2016 on the issue of environmental damage in Keoti Village forests by constructing Bio Diversity Parks by the government of Madhya Pradesh. It was also alleged that illegal mining was going on in the area and illegal construction was also being carried out in the name of development of tourism by using heavy machines and blastings.

This report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India containing the results of audit on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Audit of Scheme Rules, 2011 (Social Audit Rules) has been prepared for submission to the President of India under Article 151 of Constitution.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ajay Kumar Negi & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/04/2016 regarding Tidong-I Hydro Electric Project in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh.

The Tribunal permits the Project Proponent (M/s Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd) to carry out the construction work of the project on certains conditions which includes:

i) Shall not fell trees in any manner whatsoever.

ii) Shall not allow disruption of natural drainage of river Tidong.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. G. D. Martin Vs Ministry of Environment and Forests & Others dated 04/02/2016 regarding reclaiming of hundreds of acres of paddy land and wet land in Choornikkara Village, Ernakulam District, Kerala by Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. causing severe environmental damage.

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) completes ten years of implementation on 2nd February 2016. The achievements of a decade are a cause of national pride and celebration. Since the start of the programme, the expenditure on the programme has amounted to Rs.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Paryavaran Avam Manav Sanrakshan Samiti Vs. Union of India & Others dated 06/11/2015 regarding making the shrine and the area around known as Masamand Mama on the bank of Bihar river in District Rewa, Madhya Pradesh pollution free.

The shrine is revered and frequented by large number of people and as a result thereof lot of MSW is generated which creates pollution in the river as well as in the area around the shrine.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he wants to focus not only on smart cities but also smart villages and create 50 such in 2016.