Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amresh Singh Vs. Union of India & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding dumping of debris from the construction of the road from Udhampur to Banihal in rivers Ravi and Chenab, Jammu & Kashmir. NGT directs NHAI and the State of Jammu & Kashmir to ensure that all the subcontractors are served notice and they appear before the Tribunal on the next date of hearing (26/04/2017).

Previous Orders Dated:

Overt vitamin A deficiency has been controlled in most parts of India, but prevalence of subclinical deficiency may still be high, which may enhance susceptibility to infections, reduce growth potential and also lead to higher mortality. We aimed to: (i) assess the consumption pattern of vitamin A-rich foods in children 1–5 years of age in rural Jammu; and (ii) estimate the dietary deficiency of vitamin A leading to risk of subclinical vitamin A deficiency in cluster- villages of the study area.

Global Circulation Models (GCMs) are a major tool used for future projections of climate change using different emission scenarios. However, for assessing the hydrological impacts of climate change at regional scale, the GCM outputs cannot be used directly due to the mismatch in the spatial resolution between the GCMs and hydrological models. In order to use the output of a GCM for conducting hydrological impact studies, downscaling is used.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Irfan Ahmad & Ors. Vs. Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora & Ors. dated 24/01/2017 regarding sanitary landfill site at Srinagar.

NGT directed the Jammu & Kashmir Government that within one week it should bring complete and comprehensive action plan to ensure handing of municipal solid waste in accordance with Solid Waste Management Rules 2016. The State was entitled to have its opinion with regard to stakeholders who would establish Waste to Energy or Waste to Bio-methane and RDF to Power Plants.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amresh Singh Vs. Union of India & Others dated 04/01/2017 regarding disposal of debris from the construction of the road from Udhampur to Banihal in rivers Ravi and Chenab, Jammu & Kashmir.

Present investigation was carried out in three blocks; Hiranagar, Dinga Amb and Marheenof Kathuadistrict of Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir located in the sub-tropical zone to identify and document the under-utilized forest tree species and their multiple traditional uses. Study revealed that people in the study area make multiple traditional uses of eight tree species which are ordinarily considered under-utilized, viz. Aegle marmelos L., Carissa spinarum L.; Cordia dichotoma var. wallichii, Ficus palmata Forsk. syn . F.

Despite given enough time, MoEF, NGT directives not being complied
*Admn left with no option but to order closure of units

Cold wave continued throughout Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday as night temperatures remained below freezing point in the valley and Ladakh region.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gauri Maulekhi Vs. Union Of India & Ors. dated 16/12/2016 regarding use of horses, ponies, mules and donkeys to carry pilgrims and goods from Katra to the Vaishno Devi temple. NGT in its Order said that "efforts should be made to ensure that no parking of animals is permitted in the river and parking areas thereof would be provided in the barren areas between the Baan Ganga and Katra.

Jammu and Kashmir is adding 1.45 million tonnes of Green House Gases (GHG) annually to atmosphere as its dwindling forests are able to absorb only 10.21 million tonnes of such gases out of the total emissions of 11.66 million tonnes, a government report on CO2 emissions has revealed.

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