Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh Vs Mohammad Ali Jauhar University & Others dated 11/07/2019 regarding illegal constructions in the flood plain of river Kosi at Jauhar Nagar, Rampur by Mohammad Ali Jauhar University. The construction is obstructing free passage of river resulting in scarcity of water and devastation of environment. FIR has been registered in the matter but the illegal encroachment continues resulting in damage to the river.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vijay Kumar Vs State of Himachal Pradesh dated 04/07/2019 regarding hydro-stations in Himachal Pradesh not measuring the flow of water released to the downstream during the lean season which has resulted in higher pollution level and harm to the aquatic life due to water scarcity.

Changes in precipitation totals and extremes are among the most relevant consequences of climate change, but in particular regional changes remain uncertain. While aggregating over larger regions reduces the noise in time series and typically shows increases in the intensity of precipitation extremes, it has been argued that this may not be the case in water-limited regions.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vaishali Rana Chandra & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 31/05/2019 regarding illegal concretization and boxing of the KOSHT-Badshahpur Drain in District Gurgaon in violation of environmental norms affecting rain water harvesting and obstructing the natural flow of water.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Residents of Village Sikandara Vs State of Rajasthan dated 31/05/2019 regarding illegal dumping of construction material in Banganga river in Village Sikandra, Tehsil Sikrai, District Dausa, Rajasthan, obstructing the flow of the river. The Rajasthan Pollution Control Board submitted a report stating that illegal polluting activities were being carried out. Stone cutting waste and slurry were being generated and dumped into the river which has not been cleared.

Report of the Joint Inspection Team in the matter of Uma Shankar Patwa Vs Union of India in compliance of order dated 11/03/2019 regarding demarcation of Yamuna river floodplain in Agra and the construction in it. 

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Nagar Panchayat Moonak & Other Vs The State of Punjab & Others dated 29/04/2019 regarding mitigation of the flood problem for the entire Ghaggar basin.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gopal Chandra Sinha Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/04/2019 regarding eco-restoration of rivers to save forests from being flooded. According to the applicant, working plan for forests for scientific management requires reduction of siltation of water and reservoirs. This requires collection of boulders/silt from the river beds in the forest area. National Working Plan Code -2014 provides for sustainable management of forest and bio-diversity which requires controlled dredging to maintain e-flow.

The ground water is a replenishable and dynamic resource in nature. For assessing its availability over time and space and ensuing sustainability of the development programs , it becomes essential to continuously or periodically monitor the ground water regime and quality.

This guide aims to help World Bank task teams and development practitioners—as well as National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), which are, or may be, involved in working with national governments—to improve the delivery of national meteorological and hydrological services to their citizens and economies.

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