Response of the Governments to Wetlands Application in NGT
Concerned experts many review and comment on the response of the central and state governments
The Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2010 (Wetlands Rules), were notified under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. These rules were framed to provide legal protection to otherwise pathetic conditions of many of the wetlands in the country. Unfortunately these rules have virtually not been implemented in spite of being framed six years ago.
An application, Pushp Jain vs UoI & others (Original Application 560 of 2015) has be en filled in NGT in order to ensure implementation of the Wetland Rules and consequent protection of wetlands of the country.
NGT has issued notices to all respondents – central, state and UT governments and the next date of hearing in the Case is 15 March 2016.
The reply of respondent central, state and UT governments are being uploaded here, as and when received, for your consideration for review and comments which would very useful to present before the NGT.
Kerala - Reply State of Kerala R-20
Lakshadweep - Counter UT Lakshadweep R- 12
Manipur - Written Statement Manipur R-34
Telangana - Reply Telangana R-37
West Bengal - Reply West Bengal R-33