Action taken report by way of affidavit on behalf of District Chamoli through District Magistrate, Chamoli, Uttarakhand in compliance of NGT order dated November 9, 2023.

The matter is related to the protection of Benital lake.

It has been reported that the size of the lake has reduced to the extent of 0.116 hectare out of the original size of 2 hectares. The lake has a positive role on groundwater recharge, vegetation, ecological stability of the area and in ensuring safe and clean water supply to about 6 villages.

Despite the call for a global paradigm shift in water governance—from the traditional reductionist engineering approach to the more holistic integrated river basin governance framework—a change is not yet perceptible in India’s water governance architecture.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Naathu Ram Vs Ministry of Road Transport and Highways & Others dated 06/02/2024.

Applicant has raised a grievance against construction in the Shivalik range of Himalayas extending up to a length of 97/103.55 kms in Himachal Pradesh undertaken by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in the process of two lane upgrade with paved boulders of existing single lane Paonta Sahib – Guma section at National Highway No. 707.

There are 718 snow leopards in India. However, only a third of their habitat is under legal protection, showed a report released by the Government of India and non-profit organisations on January 30, 2024.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News item appearing in Current Science dated 25.10.2023 titled “Need to declare the Higher Himalaya an eco-sensitive zone” dated 18/12/2023.

This Report of the Standing Committee on Water Resources (2023-24) deals with the action taken by the Government on the Observations/Recommendations contained in the Twenty Third Report on ‘Glacier Management in the Country – Monitoring of Glaciers / Lakes Including Glacial Lake Outbursts leading to Flash-Floods in the Himalayan Region’.

Order of the High Court of Jharkhand in the matter of Akash Vashishtha Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 06/09/2023.

The matter related to the preservation of the eco-sensitive Doon Valley and to prevent its degradation.

This brief sets out the rationale for strengthening regional resilience to cascading climate risks in the HKH, illustrating the benefits that cooperation and collaboration can achieve.

Glaciers in Asia’s Hindu Kush Himalaya could lose up to 75% of their volume by century’s end due to global warming, causing both dangerous flooding and water shortages for the 240 million people who live in the mountainous region, according to this report by the ICIMOD.

This book presents 10 efficient, cost-effective and custom-made solutions that have been tested in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region and are suitable for up-scaling and out-scaling to other regions.