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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manoj Misra Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/12/2019. This application has been filed by National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC), seeking modification of the order of the Tribunal of January 13, 2015 and to permit construction in Yamuna Flood Plain “O” Zone for execution of RRTS Project to decongest Delhi by providing public transportation infrastructure.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kalpana Mallik Vs Aditya Prasad Padhi & Others dated 16/12/2019 regarding illegal construction in the flood plains of River Kapali at Nalanga, District Bhadrak, Odisha. Report submitted by the District Magistrate, Bhadrak and the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) states that the alleged building is not in the notified buffer/green zone and the building will not cause any disturbance to the water body or the river bed.

The Untold Story of Water in Climate Adaptation – Part II: 15 Countries Speak is based on an in-depth analysis of 15 countries, examining whether and how their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) build climate resilience through work on water issues.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Restoration of Water Bodies, 05/12/2019. A total of 7,98,908 water bodies (size more than 0.01 ha) have been mapped under India- WRIS project using Satellite Imageries. State-wise detail is enclosed as Annexure.

Ground Water Year Book is prepared annually by CGWB depicting changes in ground water regime of the country through different seasons. It is an effort to obtain information on ground water levels through representative monitoring wells. The important attributes of ground water regime monitoring are ground water level.

There are 38 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the world, located in the Caribbean, Pacific and Atlantic-Indian-Ocean Mediterranean-South (AIMS) China Sea regions. The SIDS are on the front line of climate change, highly vulnerable to extreme weather events and sea-level rise.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Standards for Drinking Water, 28/11/2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Restoration of Water Bodies , 28/11/2019. As per the Water Bodies mapped on India- WRIS portal, total number of water bodies in the country are 7,98,908 (size more than 0.01 Ha).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Muzaffar Hussain, Ecosorz Foundation Vs State of Rajasthan dated 27/11/2019 regarding inaction of the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board against illegal extraction of ground water at Rawatbhata, District Chittorgarh, Rajasthan by water mafia for commercial purpose.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Jitendra Singh Vs Ministry of Environment & Others dated 25/11/2019 regarding allotment of local ponds to private industrialists. The case was dismissed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on the basis of an affidavit filed by Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority on the ground that it was developing bigger alternative water bodies.