Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bhanwar Lal & Others Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 22/05/2020.

The matter relates to large scale illegal minings being carried out in village Surajpura, Gopal Sagar, Kanakheda, Piplaz and Lehri and surrounding area in Ajmer, Rajasthan, especially near the catchment area of Shakti Sagar Lake. The Tribunal, expressed its displeasure at the lack of compliance of the NGT order of February 28, 2017, which included re-filling of pits, removal of anikits, restoration of the land of catchment area to its original form.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahendra Saini, President, Moda Pahad Sangharsh Samiti Versus State of Rajasthan dated 04/05/2020.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy(MNRE)is implementing Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Applications Programme Phase-III and Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY) Phase-II for installation of solar street lights in the country .Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Applications Programme Phase-III is a demand driven Scheme and the States ofRajasthan

Water being a State subject, initiatives on sustainable water management including conservation and water harvesting in the Country is primarily States’ responsibility. Further, a number of States have done notable work in the field of water conservation/harvesting.

As informed by Municipal Corporation, Udaipur (Rajasthan) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB),a part of waste water (sewage) are being released into the Ayad river. At present, out of about57 MLD waste water being generated in Udaipur city, about 12 MLD waste water is going into the Ayad River. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with Rajasthan State pollution Control Board (RSPCB) is monitoring water quality of aquatic resources at 196 locations in Rajasthan including Udaisagar Lake under National Water Quality Monitoring Programme.

Under SBM(G), the funds are released to State/UT Governments. Further release of the funds to the districts/panchayats/beneficiaries is done by the States/UTs. Since 2014-15 till date, a total amount of Rs.4224.98 crore has been released by the Government of India to Rajasthan under SBM(G), and the State has utilized Rs.3997.24 crore as per the Utilisation Certificates received. BM(G) is a demand driven scheme, hence fixed State/district-wise targets are not set under this scheme.

This report contains two Performance Audits i.e.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/03/2020 regarding welfare of elephants at Amer Fort and Haathi Gaon in Rajasthan.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on loss due to floods and thunder storms, 03/03/2020. Several States in the country have been affected by natural calamities including thunder storms and floods during 2019-20.

Compliance report by the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) to the NGT order of August 20, 2019 on illegal mining through crusher machine in village Faliya, tehsil Chhipa Barod, district Baran, Rajasthan resulting in damage to the forest area.

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