JAISALMER: The Census on Schedule I species, including Godawan (Great Indian Bustard), began on Sunday at the Desert National Park (DNP) and other areas of Barmer, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sumitra Devi Vs. CPCB & Others dated 17/03/2017 regarding pollution at the industrial complex at Bhiwadi, Rajasthan. Central Pollution Control Board submits that the 10 industries which were referred in their Report and the Order of the Tribunal are not only electroplating industries but they also include pharmaceutical and other industries and they are polluting industries and that is why they are required to be shut down.

Jaipur/Jodhpur: Swine flu claimed one more in the state taking the toll to six since January so far.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Villagers of Village Korna & Ors. Vs. State of Rajasthan & Ors. dated 16/03/2017 regarding proposed power substation in Korna village, Pachpadra tehsil, Barmer district, Rajasthan. NGT directs the Forest Department to submit its views on the existing site and its ecosystem.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Santosh Mittal & Ors Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding illegal mining in Alwar, Rajasthan.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Bharat Kumar Jain & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding pollution of Nakki lake, Mount Abu, Rajasthan.

National Green Tribunal directs a team to be constituted which shall submit a report with regard to the various hotels and other institutions existing in Mount Abu with regard to measures taken by them for treatment of sewage including setting up of STP and their out flow from the institution into the Nakki lake.

The Sardar Samand Lake in Pali district will now be developed as a conservation reserve.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikrant Kumar Tongad Vs. Environment Pollution (Prevention Control) Authority & Others dated 07/03/2017 regarding crop residue burning in the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and NCT Delhi.The states would take clear instructions and place on record the effective steps that each one of them is taking to prevent crop residue burning in the coming harvesting season.

It is widely acknowledged that top-down support is essential for bottom-up participatory projects to be effectively implemented at scale. However, which level of government, national or sub-national, should be given the responsibility to implement such projects is an open question, with wide variations in practice.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/03/2017 regarding pet coke and furnace oil causing pollution in Delhi NCR.

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