Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of S Prabakaran, Nadu Theru, Sothikuppam, Cuddalore VS Ministry of Environment & Forests dated 24/03/2017 regarding the laying of pipeline by Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Technology or any other means in the CRZ area of Uppanar River for carrying out Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) or any such hazardous material which according to the Applicant is a prohibited activity under the CRZ Notification, 1991 and to set aside the approval granted by MoEF to M/s.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Joydeep Mukherjee VS Pollution Control Board, Assam & Ors dated 24/03/2017 regarding grant of permission to set up brick kiln industries in Assam. Additional Advocate General for the State of Assam submits that the process of issuing the final notification publishing the state policy on the grant of permission to set up brick kiln industries, is at its final stage and is only awaiting consideration of the Finance Department, Govt. of Assam, which, as per him, would be completed within six weeks.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Environment Pollution & Health Hazards in the State Vs State of Meghalaya & Others dated 24/03/2017 regarding hotels and guest houses in Shillong releasing untreated polluted water directly to rivers. By order dated 10.2.2017, NGT had directed the Meghalaya State PCB to verify the claim of these hotels that they had complied with the directions of the Board. It is stated in the reports of the State PCB that they are compliant in all respects.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Anil Kumar Singh Vs Chief Secretary, Government of Jharkhand & Others dated 23/03/2017 regarding Harmu river pollution, Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Indian Council for Enviro- Legal Action (ICELA) Vs. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change & Others dated 23/03/2017 regarding old and outdated thermal power plants operating in India. NGT directs the Respondent to furnish list of old coal based thermal power plant which are established more than 25 years ago and its performance data for the preceding 5 years.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Santosh Daundkar Vrs. Secretary, MoEF, New Delhi & Others dated 23/03/2017. The present Application has been filed to seek shutting down of the manufacturing plant of Indian Rayon on the banks of Devaka River at Junagadh-Veravel, District Gir Somnath, Gujarat on the ground that the manufacturing activity of the Industry generates toxic effluents as well as emits foul odour, and the company is discharging heavy amount of hazardous chemicals in Arabian sea and Devaka river.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Mukta Sathe & Ors. Vrs. Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India & Ors. dated 21/03/2017 regarding equipping railway coaches with eco-friendly bio-toilets.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Anwar Jamadar Vs Collector, Kolhapur & Others dated 21/03/2017 regarding illegal sand mining carried out without Environment Clearance and use of suction pumps at Survey Nos.138, 267 of village Gourwad, Taluk Shirol, District Kolhapur, Maharashtra. According to Vijay Buran, Mining Inspector, the Additional Collector, Kolhapur had issued permissions for use of suction pump for sand excavation and NGT directs production of such permissions granted before the Court.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Biren Kr. Pradhan & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 21/03/2017 regarding obtaining Environmental Clearance (EC) for the widening of National Highway-200 as the work would also involve extraction of minor minerals including soil, land and gravels. NGT impleads SEIAA, Odisha and DEIAA, Deogarh district as according to the court these are the competent authorities to decide on the question as to whether the project would require EC or not.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Rudranil De Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 17/03/2017 regarding utilization fly ash based products in construction activities within 300 km radius of any coal or lignite based Thermal Power Plant. Original Application stands disposed off.

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