While the urban development department is chalking out engineering methods to revive the 900-acre Bellandur lake, the Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) is planning to im

Armed with a hoe and Wellington boots, George Wandera planted bamboo seedlings in neatly dug holes along the banks of a stream on his farm that feeds a nearby lake in western Kenya.

Officials hope this will stop ‘legal’ and ‘illegal’ encroachment of the waterbodies in the city

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Protection of Lakes/Ponds, 21/03/2017. The Central Government has notified the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2010 under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 to regulate various activities within the notified wetlands, including lakes and ponds.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Funds for Pollution Abatement Schemes, 21/03/2017. State-wise details of funds released to various State Governments under the NRCP/NGRBA during the last three years and current year (till February, 2017) are at Annexure-I. State-wise details of funds released to various State Governments under NPCA during the last three years and current year (till February, 2017) are at Annexure-II.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Bishnu Pada Pakhira Vs Member Secretary, West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding housing construction work over waterbodies, Keyadaha village, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

NGT said that the question that arises is as to whether the actual construction work of the complex commenced before the law i.e. East Kolkata Wetlands (Conservation & Management) Act, 2006 was enforced.

Without major efforts to rebuild Louisiana’s wetlands, particularly in the westernmost part of the state, there is little chance that the coast will be able to withstand the accelerating rate of se

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Preservation of Wetlands, 14/03/2017. 115 wetlands in 24 States and two Union Territories have been identified for conservation and management under the National Wetland Conservation Programme (NWCP) of the Ministry. The State-wise list of these wetlands is given in Annexure.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Rohit Choudhury Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/03/2017 regarding garbage dumping in Deepor Beel, Kamrup District, Assam. Advocate General for the State of Assam submitted before NGT that a Management Plan is being prepared by the IIT, Kharagpur which has been engaged as a consultant for the project and it would take some time to place it on record.

The controversial project of the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) in West Bengal's Bhangar, over which there were clashes recently, is a threat to the ecosystem of fragile wetlands at th

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