Progress report submitted by the Joint Committee constituted by the Government of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir under the Chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir in response to the National Green Tribunal order of December 16, 2019 in the matter of Raja Muzaffar Bhat Vs State of Jammu & Kashmir & Others.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rohit Chowdhury Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/02/2020 regarding identification of sites for setting up of the Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility and the issue pertaining to protection of elephant corridor by Northern alignment of the railway track outside Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary.

The NGT directed the state of Assam to expeditiously complete the task of removing hydrophytes from the Deeport Beel and for issuing notification declaring Eco-Sensitive Zone of Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary within one month.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has notified Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017 (hereinafter Wetlands Rules) under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 as regulatory framework for conservation and management of wetlands in India.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Raja Muzaffar Bhat Vs State of Jammu and Kashmir & Others dated 16/12/2019. The issue for consideration is prevention of unscientific dumping of waste and encroachment of Hokersar Wetland, Wular Lake and Kreentchoo-Chandhara Wetland in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. Apart from solid waste, sewage was also entering the wetlands.

Wetlands are one of the most crucial sources of freshwater and one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet. The Gangetic wetlands are the largest riverine wetland system in India.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Other dated 08/07/2019 regarding destruction caused to East Kolkata Wetlands.

Natural wetlands are in long-term decline around the world says this global report on the state of wetlands. Between 1970 and 2015, inland and marine/coastal wetlands both declined by approximately 35%, where data are available, three times the rate of forest loss.

The Central Asian Flyway (CAF), one among the nine flyways in the world, encompasses overlapping migration routes over 30 countries for different waterbirds linking their northern most breeding grounds in Russia (Siberia) to the southernmost non-breeding (wintering) grounds in West and South Asia, the Maldives and the British Indian Ocean Territ

Conservationists have called for a review of the National Policy for the Conservation and Management of Wetland Resources 1995 and the draft Wetlands Bill 2009 if Uganda's wetlands are to be safegu

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Radhey Mohan Misra Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 12/03/2018 regarding identification and declaration of wetlands in Uttar Pradesh. The State of Uttar Pradesh submits before NGT the publication of the notification under the Provisions of Rule 7 of the Wetland ( Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017 on 09th March, 2018. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change submits that State Government acted under the provisions of the new Wetland Rules.

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