Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sandeep Dube, District President, Aam Aadmi Party Vs State of Uttarakhand dated 25/04/2019 regarding air pollution by hot mixed plant near Bhimavala village, Vikasnagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Birendra Singh Vs Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MOEF) & Others dated 24/04/2019 regarding the criteria and standard to determine what constitutes "deemed forest" for the purpose of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for Uttarakhand.
Farmers in the North West Himalayan region generally practise rainfed agriculture and have very limited scope for irrigation. Water scarcity is a major constraint for crop production in these areas. This problem exacerbates further during the Rabi season where vagaries of winter rain result in complete crop failure.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Doaba Paryavaran Samiti Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/04/2019 regarding notification of eco sensitive zone covering Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. The execution application has been filed in relation to the order dated 10/12/2015 which included submission for proposal of notification of eco sensitive zone covering Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gauri Shriram Keeling Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 02/04/2019 regarding cutting of trees at Khasra No. 741 situated in Mauza Dhakpatti, Dehradun. According to the applicant, cutting of trees will convert Dhang/ravine into a barren land by filling mud into the said Dhang. Such action will disturb the ecology.
A large percentage of urban Indians rely on on-site sanitation systems for managing their Faecal waste, in absence of public sewers. With an increase in the number of toilets due to initiatives such as the Swachh Bharat Mission, the issue of Faecal Sludge Management (‘FSM’) becomes increasingly important.