Judgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding drought like situation prevailing in many states of India, 11/05/2016
Supreme Court in this 53-page verdict delivered on May 11, 2016 pulled up the government over a lack of preparedness for the drought which struck at least 10 states across the country. The apex court ordered creating a national plan to tackle the crisis, a disaster fund and standard procedures for declaring areas drought-hit.
Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Swaraj Abhiyan Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/05/2016 regarding drought prevailing in many parts of India. According to the Applicant - Swaraj Abhiyan drought ought to be declared in most parts of Bihar, Gujarat and Haryana. It has, therefore, sought a direction to these three States to declare a drought and provide essential relief and compensation to people affected by the drought.
Supreme Court directs the Union of India to constitute a National Disaster Response Force within a period of six months from today with an appropriate and regular cadre strength and establish a National Disaster Mitigation Fund within a period of three months from today as mandated by the Disaster Management Act, 2005