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Kerala filed its action plan on restoration of water bodies in compliance of the National Green Tribunal order of February 25, 2020 in the matter of Lt. Col Sarvadaman Singh Oberoi Vs Union of India & Others to the Central Pollution Control Board. The NGT had sought information from all states and Union Territories on water bodies – its identification, protection and restoration.

The Land and Water Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently released a policy brief on”Integrated agriculture water management and health”.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sitesh Kumar Gunjan & Others Vs State of Bihar dated 15/05/2020.

Status report on action plan on utilization of treated sewage submitted in compliance to National Green Tribunal order of September 11, 2019 passed in O.A. No. 148/2016 in the matter of Mahesh Chandra Saxena Vs South Delhi Municipal Corporation & Others.

Factual and action taken report in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order of October 16, 2019 in the matter of Sitesh Kumar Gunjan & Others Vs State of Bihar.

The matter related to illegal encroachment and water pollution of stream at village Pokharpur, district Nalanda, Bihar by the running of a hotel and rice mill.

The ocean and its resources are the lifelines of Asia and the Pacific. As a resource for the economy, livelihoods and identity for coastal communities, the condition of the ocean is inextricably linked to the pathways of sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kapil Sagar Vs State of Haryana regarding allegation of encroachment of pond in village Meghpur by Nagar Parishad, Palwal, Haryana dated 06/05/2020. Accordingly, a report dated 28.11.2019 has been filed by the District Magistrate, Palwal to the effect that there was no encroachment and the pond had been demarcated and secured.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nand Kumar Versus Govt. of NCT of Delhi regarding illegal extraction of ground water at Mayapuri for commercial purposes.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Akash Vashishtha Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/05/2020 regarding road being illegally constructed on the river bed of Yamuna in Vrindavan - Mathura between Shringarvat and Keshi Ghat and other illegal constructions, including multi-storied buildings, which had come up on the active floodplains and the riverbed of Yamuna in the town of Vrindavan.

Strengthening water security is essential for preventing and combatting future pandemics. Measures to supress the Covid-19 pandemic, including hand-washing, self isolating and lockdowns assume that societies, communities and households have sustainable access to acceptable amounts of adequate quality water.

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