Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding tourism impacts in the north-western Himalayas, 06/02/2014
Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sher Singh Vs State of HP dated 06/02/2014 regarding tourism impacts on satellite spots of major tourist destination at Manali in the north-western Himalayas which are mostly spread in snow (environment) and include Rohtang Pass, Marhi, Kothi, Salang Nala apart from other spots. Heavy tourism, besides being a boon to the economy of Himachal Pradesh, is also the cause for adverse impacts on ecology and environment of the State. NGT order states that "The State Government has neither formulated nor issued any specific guidelines – statutory or otherwise – on prevention and control of environmental degradation and damage in relation to the glacier of Rohtang Pass valley".
Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/judgment/239_2013(THC)(App)6Feb2014_final_order.pdf