Affidavit of the Member Secretary, West Bengal Coastal Zone Management Authority in pursuant to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, Eastern Bench, dated March 22, 2022.

The matter related to M/s Sonar Bangla, Sundarban undertaking constructions in the ecologically rich area of Sunderbans at village Dulki, Gosaba, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

The project proponent had submitted an application before the Chairman, West Bengal Coastal Zone Management Authority, July 14, 2021 for CRZ clearance of the said project.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Dakshinganga Matsyajibi Forum  Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 22/03/2022. It was said that Hotel Sonar Bangla, Sunderban Luxury, has made certain constructions and it is alleged that constructions are still going on in the ecologically rich area of Sunderbans at village Dulki, Gosaba, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal. There are approximately ten cottage like structures, a swimming pool falling under the CRZ-III which is a ‘no development zone’ and is 100m from the high tide line (HTL).

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Dakshinbanga Matsyajibi Forum Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/01/2022.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sujoy Naskar Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 09/12/2019 regarding illegal running of brick field at village Kaobati, Kultali under Kundkhali Godabar Anchal Panchayet, District – 24 Parganas (South).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sonatan Biswas Vs The District Forest Officer, Allpore & Others dated 06/11/2019 regarding felling of mangrove trees on the two banks of Kanmari Natural Canal, Jharkhali, South 24-Parganas Division, West Bengal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Santi Rani Naskar Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 28/01/2019 regarding illegal running of a saw mill, South 24 Parganas District, West Bengal.

The power grid project in South 24 Parganas districts Bhangar is likely be commissioned by the end of January next year, a senior official of the Power Grid Corporation of India said on Thursday.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Public (People United for Better Living in Calcutta) Vs. East Kolkata Wetlands Management Authority & Others dated 09/10/2018 regarding illegal structure belonging to the Vaidik Dharma Sansthan Trust, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Atikur Laskar Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 25/01/2018 regarding operation of illegal brick field in the name of Samrat Brick Field by Jiad Ali Seikh at village Gazirchawk Naskarpara, Jalaberia, South 24 Parganas. The brick field is not complying with the pollution norms including want of certificate from the State PCB. NGT directs the State PCB to inspect the unit in question and submit report.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Abdulla Sardar Vs Divisional Forest Officer and Others dated 14/12/2017 regarding illegal encroachment and destruction of mangroves in Sundarbans, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal. NGT Eastern Bench directs the concerned state departments to examine and take appropriate action for replenishment of mangroves and a report to be filed on the next date of hearing (24/01/2018).

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