Mountains host about half of the global biodiversity hotspots and are home to a growing number of the world's hungriest people, according to a new study launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and partners to mark International Mountain Day 2020.
In accordance with Hon'ble Prime Minister's vision for an integrated approach in the water sector and an overall water secure nation, the Government of India has recently restructured and subsumed the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) into the Jal Jeevn Mission (JJM) to provide Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) to every
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of K. Kumar, Conscious Citizen Forum Vs State of Maharashtra dated 27/05/2019 regarding construction and selling of flats resulting in damage to the Parsik Hill and the green belt at Navi Mumbai. Construction would involve cutting of trees and disturbance of forest land. Quarrying along the hill is destroying the bio-diversity, forest and affecting the water bodies. It is submitted that to prevent further destruction of bio-diversity and the hills, there is need to debar any further construction adjacent to hill slopes and hilltops.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of K. Kumar, Conscious Citizen Forum Vs State of Maharashtra dated 09/05/2019 regarding destruction of hill terrains and trees at Belapur, Navi Mumbai. Next date of hearing is given as May 27, 2019.
The 2019 State of the Mountains Report, continues a commitment by the ACC to provide accessible, current, and accurate information about the forces that affect Canadian mountain places, ecosystems, and communities.
This document is the first comprehensive assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. It comprises important scientific research on the social, economic, and environmental pillars of sustainable mountain development and will serve as a basis for evidence-based decision-making to safeguard the environment and advance people’s well-being.