Swaraj Abhiyan Case - Supreme Court 2016 Case
Swaraj Abhiyan – (I) vs Union of India - Supreme Court Important Judgment 2016 -
On 11th May, 2016, in the case of Swaraj Abhiyan – (I) vs Union of India & Ors.[Writ Petition (C) No. 857 of 2015], the Supreme Court adverted to the drought or drought-like conditions prevailing in several parts of India and issued certain directions for compliance. The Court directed the Union of India to constitute a National Disaster Response Force and also a National Disaster Mitigation Fund in terms of Sections 44 and 47 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 respectively. The Union of India was also directed to formulate a National Plan in terms of Section 11 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 at the very earliest and with immediate concern. The Court further directed that the Drought Management Manual be revised and updated on or before 31st December, 2016.