Response by applicant to report of MoEF&CC in OA No. 351 of 2019 in the matter of Raja Muzaffar Bhat Vs State of Jammu & Kashmir & Others.

The matter related to unscientific dredging, rampant illegal encroachments and dumping of municipal solid waste on the wetlands of Jammu & Kashmir namely Hokersar, Wular lake and Kreentchoo-Chandhara.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Indian Institute of Bio-Social Research & Development (IBRAD) Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/08/2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 13/08/2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 16/04/2021.

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.

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