Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding state of wetlands in India, 02/09/2016
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anand Arya & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 02/09/2016 regarding state of wetlands in India. According to the Applicant there are nearly 7,53,647 hectares of wet land as per National Wetland Atlas and out of it 5,54,960 hectares of land are under less than 2.5 hectares, while the remaining 1,98,687 hectares of land are more than 2.5 hectares. According to him these wetlands are located in the protected areas as well as outside the protected area. National Green Tribunal directs MoEF to verify this aspect upon proper inquiry from the State Government and file proper affidavit.