LONDON (Reuters) - A British judge ruled on Thursday that Nigeria’s Bodo community, which has been involved in a protracted legal battle with Shell over the clean-up of two 2008 oil spills, should

THE National Green Tribunal (NGT) on May 24, 2018 directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to visit the spots affected by pollution in rivers Sutlej, Beas and the Budda Nala and submit a report in six weeks.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gauri Maulekhi Vs. State of Jammu & Kashmir & Others dated 23/05/2018 regarding finalizing and implementing the Rehabilitation Scheme for people engaged in carrying pilgrims to the Vaishno Devi shrine on horses and mules, which have now been prohibited.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sangeeta Sai Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 22/05/2018 regarding burning of the garbage in open without proper steps being taken by the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority.

NGT directs joint inspection to be conducted by CPCB and State Pollution Control Board of the areas indicated in the application and file a report as to whether the garbage is being dumped and burnt as alleged without taking proper recourse in law.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Delhi Bird Foundation Vs. Union of India & Others dated 18/05/2018 regarding the on-going construction of the C&D Plant and dumping of recyclable waste at Basai Wetland, Gurugram, Haryana.

NGT orders the matter to be heard on priority and has listed it for 30th May, 2018.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kantanath Chaturvedi Vs U. P. Pollution Control Board & Others dated 18/05/2018 regarding illegal industries in Mathura.

NGT makes it clear that the question of refusing permission to operate is not within NGT's domain but it is that of the Appellate authority (SPCB).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tribunal on its own Motion Vs. State of Uttarkhand & Others dated 18/05/2018 regarding complete disregard of environmental laws and pollution norms by large numbers of industries established in ELDECO (SIDCUL) industrial park which are situated in the vicinity of the village Siddh Garbyang, Kalyanpur, Tehsil-Sitarganj, District-Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand. There are more than 100 industries coming up in the area. Some of these industrial units are spewing black soot which deposite black dust on the houses of the villagers.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of M/s E Tech Projects Pvt. Ltd. vs. C.G.E.C.B. & Others dated 08/05/2018 regarding closure of the Common Bio-medical Waste Treatment Facility at Bhilai, State of Chhattisgarh. The Appelant (M/s E Tech Projects Pvt. Ltd.) contends before the Court that they were not provided the opportunity to present their case.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vardhaman Kaushik Vs. Union of India dated 08/05/2018 regarding garbage being set on fire leading to air pollution, Janakpuri, Delhi, 08/05/2018. Abmber Sachdvea the Applicant has been permitted to file the photographs in the Registry and such filing the Registry will issue Notice enclosing the photographs to the NCT of Delhi and SDMC to file their response.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rojer Mathew Vs South Indian Bank Limited & Others dated 07/05/2018 regarding restructuring of Tribunal System in the light of constitutional scheme as interpreted in decisions of the Supreme Court. Concept of Tribunals was evolved to decongest the court system and to provide speedy and inexpensive justice. Separation of powers and independence of judiciary are the constitutional concepts which have to be followed in setting up of Tribunals.

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