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).

BARASAT: Three dengue deaths were reported from the city's northern suburbs on Tuesday and Wednesday, taking the dengue-related deaths in North 24 Paraganas to 30 in the past three months.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Shyamal Kumar Mondal Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 21/08/2017 regarding pollution caused to water bodies by industries in South 24 Parganas, West Bengal. NGT Eastern Bench directs the State Pollution Control Board to proceed against M/s Solux Galfab (P) Ltd. as the unit has been defying the process of law with impunity and institute coercive proceedings.

The minister said that West Midnapore, Howrah, Hooghly, East Burdwan and Bankura have been worst affected in the floods, while districts such as South and North 24 Parganas, Purulia, Nadia, Birbhum

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Bishnu Pada Pakhira Vs Member Secretary, West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding housing construction work over waterbodies, Keyadaha village, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

NGT said that the question that arises is as to whether the actual construction work of the complex commenced before the law i.e. East Kolkata Wetlands (Conservation & Management) Act, 2006 was enforced.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Tribunal On Its Own Motion (Reg. Sunderban Forest) Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/02/2017 regarding construction in the Sundarbans. The affidavit filed on behalf of the State PCB containing the inspection report in respect of the hotels on Sagar Island is ordered to be taken on record.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Abdulla Sardar Vs Divisional Forest Officer & Others dated 03/01/2017 regarding illegal fishery bundhs in Budh Khali, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

NGT said that the putting up of the fishery bundh in the area is absolutely not permissible as it tends to create ecological imbalance apart from environmental degradation and that "in these circumstances and in order to protect the serenity of the Sundarban area we are of the view that the fishery bandh put up illegally should be removed."

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sri Parimalendu Banerjee & Others Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 02/01/2017 regarding the running of M/s Lokenath Metal Works in Alipore, South 24 Parganas District, West Bengal. According to the Applicant the unit during the course of running, has been emitting smoke causing air pollution in the nearby villages.

An ethnographic survey on the island of Satjelia in the Sundarbans shows how exclusionary conservation practices are intensifying the vulnerabilities of the local population. An inclusive conservation policy would privilege both biodiversity and people’s livelihoods.

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