Over a ten-year period from July 2010 to June 2019 the authors found neither India nor Bhutan had reported any incidences of poaching or illegal trade in Red Pandas, but in Nepal a total of 13 seizure records were reported between 2016 and 2019, accounting for a total of 29 pelts. All except two took place in Kathmandu.

The preparation of the State Action Plan for 2019-20 is aimed at achieving the desired outcomes under the key focus areas. The Empowered Committee (EC) has observed that the implementation of Rural Development Programmes had been outstanding in various States/UTs.

Sericulture farms in India’s northeastern state of Assam, are suddenly witnessing a rush of female workers. Improved connectivity of villages is a major reason for this transformation.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anurup Panda Vs Member Secretary, WBPCB & Others dated 28/01/2020 regarding illegal brick kilns in West Bengal. The NGT directed the state and the West Bengal Pollution Control Board to ensure that all existing brick kilns convert to Zig Zag Technology within six

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jadab Chandra Saha & Others Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 27/01/2020 regarding a rice mill in village of Madanpur, Post Office Mathpalsa, District Birbhum, West Bengal. It is alleged that pollution is caused by the boiler, chimney and parboiling plant located adjacent to the village despite the fact that there are sufficient space inside the mill complex.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Debdatta Mandal Vs Pollution Control Board West Bengal & Others dated 27/01/2020 regarding sponge iron factory being run at Bonhra area of Mauza Bonhra situated under Neturia Police Station, District Purulia, West Bengal. The primary contention raised is that the unit

Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding Association for Protection of Democratic Rights & Others Vs The State of West Bengal & Others dated 09/01/2020 regarding felling of 356 trees, of which some are heritage trees and as old as 80 years old for the construction of railway overbridges and expansion of NH-112, Jessore Road, Kolkata, West Bengal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kanu Sarkar Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 07/01/2020 regarding noise and air pollution caused by a husking mill at village Azadpur, District Dakshin Dinajpur, West Bengal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 18/12/2019 regarding dumping municipal waste at Mollar Bheri, Kolkata, West Bengal. It was alleged that Bidhan Nagar Municipal Corporation, Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) and Newton Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) dispose of waste in the wetland.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sujoy Naskar Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 09/12/2019 regarding illegal running of brick field at village Kaobati, Kultali under Kundkhali Godabar Anchal Panchayet, District – 24 Parganas (South).

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