AGRA: The National Green Tribunal on Monday directed four five-star hotels of Agra to get approval from the Central Ground Water Authority to extract groundwater and submit a report within two week

The tribunal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar slapped a fine on the four units of Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd. situated in Balrampur, Gonda and Barabanki districts.

MEERUT: Angered by poor implementation of its repeated orders to provide safe drinking water to the affected villages in six western Uttar Pradesh districts, the national green tribunal warned the

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Parul Fabricator Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Uttarakhand Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board dated 25/04/2017 regarding consent to operate for M/s Parul Fabricator Pvt. Ltd., Uttarakhand.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Asim Sarode & Ors. Vs the Collector, Nanded & Others regarding unregulated groundwater extraction leading to over exploitation of the groundwater resources with resultant increase in concentration of the fluorides in the groundwater, Maharashtra.

The National Green Tribunal has imposed an environment compensation of Rs 10 lakhs on a Noida- based water bottling unit for extracting groundwater without requisite permission since 2009.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahesh Chandra Saxena Vs The Ministry of Urban Development & Others dated 16/01/2017 regarding rain water harvesting systems in Delhi. DJB and CGWA will conduct Joint Inspection of any five major government schools and five private major schools in Delhi and report if the rain water harvesting systems are in existence and are operational appropriately.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh V/s. Hotel Jaypee Vasant, New Delhi & Others dated 03/11/2016 regarding hotels using illegally ground water and consuming it without the permission of Central Ground Water Authority thereby impacting the environment by its activities and there are other issues also raised.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Doaba Paryavaran Samiti Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 07/09/2016 regarding contaminated water being supplied to the residential area of village in District Bagpat and six other districts. National Green Tribunal directs all hand pumps which have contaminated water to be removed and the authorities will ensure that potable drinking water is being provided to all the villages where the contaminated water has been found, regularly and without default.

A large number of industries in Ghaziabad are extracting groundwater through borewells installed in their premises, causing depletion of the water table, the National Green Tribunal was informed to

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