This compilation of case studies from the central eastern tribal states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand is an attempt to bring together practices and experiences of forest dependent communities of managing and governing their resources.

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines informed the Rajya Sabha that the government has approved a Master Plan to be implemented within ten years and two years for pre-implementation activities for the rehabilitation of the people affected by the underground fire and land subsidence in the Jharia Coal area of Jharkhand.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Birsa Munda Seba Santha Vs Union of India & Others dated 28/01/2020 regarding illegal and unrestricted mining of sand from the riverbed of river Basloi, Jharkhand being undertaken in gross contravention of the Jharkhand State Sand Mining Policy, 2017. A Joint Committee

Fourth version of Airpocalypse report by Greenpeace India, has identified 231 Indian cities out of 287 with more than 52 monitoring days data in 2018 under National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP), where air pollution levels exceeded the 60 µg/m3 limits for PM10 as prescribed under National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of R. K. Singh Vs Union of India & Others dted 06/01/2020 regarding non-implementation of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 in the State of Jharkhand in respect of building constructions.

The demonstrations sweeping across the world today signal that, despite unprecedented progress against poverty, hunger and disease, many societies are not working as they should. The connecting thread, argues this new report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is inequality.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Syed Arshad Nasar & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/12/2019 regarding severe damage caused to the environment by operation of quarrying and crushing units in the Rajmahal hills of the Vindhya Mountains, Sahebganj District of the state of Jharkhand.

Given the importance of community-managed drinking water supply for the success of Jal Jeevan Mission’s ambition, it is important to look back and learn from some of the demand-driven, community managed schemes.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Birsa Munda Seba Sartha Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/09/2019 regarding unrestricted mining of sand from the riverbed of river Basloi, Jharkhand and a gross contravention of the Jharkhand State Sand Mining Policy, 2017. It is contended that as per the policy the State Government is required to categorize streams/rivers for strict regulation of sand mining. This, as per the applicant, has not been done in the District Survey Report (DSR) on sustainable sand mining prepared by the Pakur District Authorities, Jharkhand.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of R. K. Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/09/2019 regarding construction of various buildings in the cities of Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro and Deogarh without obtaining mandatory prior environmental clearance under the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006. It had also been indicated that the infraction also pertain to the Jharkhand High Court Building, Jhakahand Vidhan Sabha, P & M Hi-Tech City Centre Mall, Jamshedpur, Vijaya Garden Homes and Aastha Twin City.

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