Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Karim Jahangir Shaikh Vrs. Maharashtra Pollution Control Board & Others dated 29/11/2017 regarding consent to operate granted to the sugar industry - Sahakar Maharshi Shivajirao Narayanrao Nagawade, Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd.

The second African Transformation Report provides a data-rich assessment of the state of agriculture in Africa, its impact on macro-economic outcomes and its recent performance. It focuses on land tenure systems and the kinds of reforms that would enable customary tenure systems to better support commercial agriculture.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone Bench, Chennai) in the matter of M/s.Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Rice Mill Vs Andhra Pradesh State Pollution Control Board & Others dated 22/09/2017 regarding consent to operate for Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Rice Mill, Maruthi Nagar, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. Tribunal directs Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) to inspect the rice mill and if all the deficiencies have been taken care of, then the rice mill shall be permitted to operate.

This issue paper briefly presents the case for agro-industrialization as Africa’s viable path to sustainable economic growth.

The third volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines the status of post-production operations, with perspective that a farmer’s produce must find multiple avenues to obtain value at each place, across time & space and in various forms.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of The Malt Company (India) Pvt. Ltd. Vs Haryana State Pollution Control Board dated 19/04/2017 regarding directions passed by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board for the inclusion of malting industry into entry 19 of the red list (industrial sectors having Pollution Index score of 60 and above) drawn up for the purpose of regulating the consent to establish and consent to operate, granted by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board on 7th March, 2014.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of R.Natesan Vs Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board & Others dated 17/04/2017 regarding consent to operate for a cashewnut processing unit located in a mixed residential zone, Panruti Taluk, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu.

NGT directs that the unit carries on the work manually and does not carry on any activity using more than 0.5 HP motor.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.D. Yogesh & Others Vs Ministry of Environment and Forests & Others dated 13/02/2017 regarding revalidation of Environmental Clearance to M/s. Coromandel Sugars Limited to expand the industry with Molasses/Grain based Distillery (45 KLD), Cogeneration Plant (30 MW) and Captive Power Plant (1.5 MW) at SF No.51, Makavalli Village, Krishnarajpet Tehsil, Mandya District, Karanataka.

Agribusiness (including agriculture) accounts for almost one third of South Asia’s GDP and has the potential to almost double over the next fifteen years (reaching US$1.5 trillion by 2030).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kisan Sahakari Chini Mills Limited (In Krishan Kant Singh Case) Vs. U.P. Pollution Control Board & Others dated 07/09/2016 regarding the pollution caused by the sugar industry (Kisan Sahakari Chini Mills Limited). The Joint inspection report filed by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board states that the Unit is noncompliant and polluting.

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