Interim report on the study of environmental carrying capacity of Udupi taluk in relation to expansion of 2X600MW Udupi power Plant (UPCL).

Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding blast in quarry in Hirenagavalli, Chikkaballapur, Karnataka. Six people were killed in the quarry blast on February 22, 2021.

Climate change increases strain on agriculture systems through changes in the magnitude, distribution, and timing of rainfall; rise in temperature; and an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events. In Karnataka, agriculture is the key contributing sector for the state’s economy.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Mahantesh Vs Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Ltd. & Others dated 04/01/2021. The matter related to delay in payment of compensation to agriculturalists, awarded by the Karnataka High Court for the acquisition of their lands under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 for Malprabha Reservoir Project. The SC directed issuance of notice on the applications for condonation of delay in filing the Special Leave Petitions.

Order of the High Court of Karnataka at Bengaluru dated 09/12/2020 in the matter of All India Council of Trade Unions Vs Union of India & Others.

Two writ petitions were filed. The first writ petition was filed under Articles 226 and 227 of the Constitution of India, praying to discontinue the practice of allowing/forcing sanitary workers to physically enter manholes, sewer lines, septic tanks.

Technology adoption has been advocated as an important way to improve agricultural productivity and welfare of farmers in the semi-arid regions across the globe.

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.

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