Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajiv Dutta Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/08/2017 regarding forest fires across the State of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. NGT directs that the MoEF & CC in consultation with the States formulate National policy/Guidelines for forest fire prevention and control, which should be updated periodically.

Gambian conservationists are suing a Chinese firm they say polluted a lagoon by dumping waste into the sea, their lawyer told AFP on Tuesday, after a government agency settled out of court with the

The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) was formed in March last year after President Robert Mugabe's government evicted all diamond mining firms in the Marange fields in the east of the c

The government’s chief legal advisor wants the High Court to dismiss a case challenging the plastic bags ban, arguing it was filed in the wrong forum.

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland said on Monday it would press on with logging the country's primeval Bialowieza forest in defiance of an injunction by the European Union's top court, saying it needed to

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Blaicy Dixon Vs Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority dated 01/08/2017 regarding change in the classification of the panchayat area (Kadinamkulam Grama Panchayat, Thiruvananthapuram) from CRZ III (CRZ-III covers areas that are relatively undisturbed) to CRZ II (areas that have already been developed).

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Court on Its Own Motion Versus State of Himachal Pradesh dated 01/08/2017 regarding large scale illegal felling of trees near Tara Devi Temple, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The trees were of Deodar and Oak and were on a private property adjoining to Tara Devi temple, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Further, it was reported in the newspaper that cutting of the trees was without prior permission of the authorities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vardhaman Kaushik Vs. Union of India & Others dated 28/07/2017 regarding registration of BS-IV compliant diesel trucks. Application filed by the Delhi Cantonment Board is allowed by the Tribunal subject to the condition that the diesel trucks of Delhi Cantonment Board which are 10 years old will not be used any more and they will be auctioned for the purpose of dismantling and/or being plied in the area outside of Delhi which have been identified as the area where the ambient air quality is within the prescribed standards.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Karukampally Vijayan Biju Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/07/2017 regarding insecticide manufacturers are circumventing the mandatory requirement of obtaining prior Environmental Clearance before commencing their manufacturing activity.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of All India Lokadhikar Sangathan Vs. Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 25/07/2017 regarding steel pickling units in Delhi. National Green Tribunal directs Delhi Pollution Control Committee to file affidavit as to why they have not complied with the order of the Tribunal and issued directions under the relevant provision of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 for closure of these industries and consequent to it disconnection of electricity.

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