Status report by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) regarding accreditation for environmental laboratories.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Goa Foundation Vs Union of India dated 28/09/2020.

The issue for consideration is the remedial steps for protection of ecology of Western Ghats, which is an eco-sensitive area. The NGT observed that there was demand for more and more exclusion by those who claim the need for ‘development’ while need for ‘environment protection’ does not allow acceptance of such demands. This aspect needed to be finalized and had been pending consideration for the last eight years.

Submission of report by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) pertaining to illegal buildings under/near high tension line in Ashwathnagara in ward no. 06, Byatarayanapura sub division, BBMP, Bangalore. The matter related to Original Application No. 115/2019, before the National Green Tribunal.

There have been extreme weather events in the form of heavy rains in some parts of the country which affected the standing crops.

Report by the Urban Development Department, Government of Karnataka in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order in Original Application No. 750/2019 (Dr. Sanjay Rao & Others Vs State of Karnataka). The matter related to pollution in Kithiganahalli lake, Bommasandra, Bangalore.

Based on the direction from the Hon'ble Supreme Court, the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) issued guidelines to the Government of Karnataka(GoK) to get R&R Plans for the individual open cast iron ore mine leases of the area prepared by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE).

Human-wildlife interactions resulting in conflict remains a global conservation challenge, requiring innovative solutions to ensure the persistence of wildlife amidst people. Wild Seve was established in July 2015 as a conservation intervention program to assist people affected by conflict to file and monitor claims and receive ex-gratia payments from the Indian government.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sevamrutha Aradhya Vs State of Karnataka dated 01/07/2020 regarding illegal constructions in the buffer zone of Kudlu Chikka Kere Lake in Bangalore South, Karnataka and maintenance of the lake by controlling polluting activities.

A report filed by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on June 12, 2020 informed the Tribunal that the lake was filled with water and there was an increase in water collection in the lake as observed during the previous inspection on February 4, 2020.

The Karnataka Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules, 2020 shall come into force official Gazette. In rule 3A of the Karnataka Minor Mineral (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), for the words “minor mineral except sand” the words, “Laterite or fullers earth or murram” shall be substituted.

According to the latest study released by CREA on behalf of the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GHCA), the air pollution in Bengaluru has dropped by 28% during the Indian megacity’s coronavirus lockdown.

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