Target 6.6 is: “By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.” Indicator 6.6.1 tracks changes over time in water-related ecosystems. Earth observations are used to determine changes to surface water bodies, such as lakes, large rivers, flooded wetlands and reservoirs.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Samita Rajendra Patil Vs Jindal Steel Works Ltd. & Others dated 27/05/2021.

Grievance in the application was against violation of environmental norms in running the industrial operations by Jindal Steel Works Limited at village Dolwi, Karawi, Gadab, Khar Karavi, Kharmachela and Jui Bapuji and other surrounding areas, district Raigarh, near Mumbai.

Response to the report of the Joint Committee on behalf of the applicants in the matter of E.A.S. Sarma & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/04/2021. The matter related to illegal dredging and discharge of dredge spoil into the mangroves in violation of CRZ Notification of 2011 and 2018 in Kakinada Bay, Andhra Pradesh.

Status report and action taken report by the Director of Fisheries, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu dated 05/04/2021. The matter related to a news item on the setting up of an ecological park by destroying mangrove forests, Manakudy, Kanniyakumari district, Tamil Nadu.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Conservation Action Trust & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/01/2021.

The issue raised in the application related to compliance of Environmental Clearance (EC) conditions in running the 4000 MW Mundra Ultra Mega Thermal Power Project at village Tunda, near Mundra, District Kutchh, Gujarat by M/s Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL).

Affidavit-in-reply by the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) in the matter of Dattaprasad Prabhu Goankar Vs Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority & Others.

The application was filed by Dattaprasad Prabhu Goankar on the following grounds:

This report addresses the question of Nigeria's fragile coastal areas. Using a consistent valuation methodology, it estimates the cost of coastal degradation in three Nigerian states: Cross River, Delta and Lagos.

Affidavit on behalf of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Limited setting out the status of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) project and environmental impact mitigation measures taken by L&T dated 19/09/2020. The MTHL and the approval of January 25, 2016 given by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) under the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification 2011 are the subject matter of the appeal filed by Dileep B. Nevatia.

ISFR 2019 presents the results of forest cover mapping with a refined methodology, though consistent with the past assessments. A manual for forest cover mapping has been prepared for the first time.

It is heartening to note that as per the ISFR, 2019, the forest and tree cover of the country continues to show a rising trend despite immense pressure on our forests.

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