Navi Mumbai: A new set of notices have been served by MPCB to seven polluting units involved in fisheries and food processing in CETP, Taloja.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Shailendra Singh Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 06/11/2017 regarding pollution in Pali river caused by industries. The Counsel representing the State of Rajasthan & Others has been directed by the Court to place a status report in respect of linking all the member industries to CETP through pipeline which was to be completed by 02.10.2017. It is also made clear, at that time, that those industries which were not linked with CETP are liable to be closed down.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Kasala Malla Reddy and Others VS State of Andhra Pradesh & Others dated 24/10/2017 regarding pollution caused by the industrial units especially the pharmaceutical industries in Patancheru and Bollaram, Medak District of Telangana.

The Highlights of the Judgement are the following: 

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Shailendra Singh Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 18/09/2017 regarding pollution caused by industries in Pali, Rajasthan. NGT makes it clear that those industries that are not linked to the CETP through the pipe line will be liable to be closed down as the transportation of the pollutants to the CETP through tankers is not proving to be viable alternative.

Tirupur: Following reports of dyeing units letting out effluents into Noyyal river, a team of officials from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board inspected the river and Manickapuram irrigation t

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Laxman Raghav Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 15/09/2017 regarding pollution at the industrial complex at Bhiwadi, Rajasthan. Counsel appearing for the State of Rajasthan submits that there is a pipeline that has been laid which carries the effluents. NGT directs production of DPR (Detailed Project Report) that was prepared and the data that was collected for the purposes of determining what should be the gradient size of the pipeline; the kind of effluents was it required to carry and to which end.

LUCKNOW: Diversion of agricultural land for non-agricultural use in Uttar Pradesh would become difficult if the first-ever environment policy of the state gets approval.

NAVI MUMBAI: A comprehensive plan to upgrade the treatment of effluents for Taloja industries has been rolled out by MIDC at a cost of Rs 53.33 crore.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of The Human & Animal Welfare Association Vs Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Paryavaran Bhavan & Others dated 06/09/2017 regarding violation of environmental norms by Sachin Infra Environment Limited (SIEL) thereby directly contributing to surface and groundwater contamination, soil pollution, damage to flora and fauna etc. in Unn Khadi area situated at about 5.1 k.m. from Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation, Sachin.

HYDERABAD: In a major step towards the proposed Special Economic Zone in the state taking shape, the electronic hardware SEZ spread over 339.75 acres at Maheshwaram in Rangareddy district and propo

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