Activists hailed a Kenyan court for ordering that almost 5,000 fishermen at a 14th century World Heritage Site receive millions in compensation for the loss of traditional fishing rights due to the

Parties in a long-standing land lease case in Mpeketoni were yesterday shocked to find out that the ruling that was set to be delivered at the Environment and Lands court in Malindi had been postpo

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Andaman Chamber of Commerce Industry & Others/ Hotel Sentinel & Others Vs. The Andaman & Nicobar Administration dated 26/04/2018 regarding non-compliance of environmental regulations by hotels operating in A&N Islands. Counsel for the A&N Pollution Control Committee informs the Court that inspections conducted reveal large scale non-compliance with regard to 84 hotels and resorts as well as 19 automobile service centres as they were found not to have functional STPs/ETPs.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of M/S Dinkar Bricks & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/04/2018 regarding brick kilns operating within the buffer zone of the eco sensitive zone of Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. Also whether the brick kilns have valid consents to operate under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Environmental Clearance under the EIA Notification, 2006.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vardhaman Kaushik Vs. Union of India & Others dated 24/04/2018 regarding Environmental Compensation Charges (ECC) for violation of air pollution norms, Delhi.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s. Ashu Charm Udyog Vs. Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board dated 25/04/2018 regarding lack of permission from CGWA and also the authorization for M/s. Ashu Charm Udyog, Jajmau, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. NGT directs that the leather industry shall not function till required permissions are obtained.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s. Danish Leather Vs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board dated 25/04/2018 regarding ground water extraction by M/s. Danish Leather without authorization from the Central Ground Water Authority. NGT permits the industry to operate only if it is granted consent from CGWA for groundwater extraction.

Commissioner's report in the matter of Umashankar Pawa Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/04/2018 regarding constructions at Yamuna floodplain, Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vardhaman Kaushik Vs. Union of India dated 17/04/2018 regarding cases of fire at Ghazipur landfill, Delhi. East Delhi Municipal Corporation has failed to issue a statement on steps taken to avert instances of fire. Also the report from NCT Delhi regarding investigation about causes resulting in fire instances has not been filed.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench) in the matter of Abdullah Sardar Vs Divisional Forest Officer & Others dated 16/04/2018 regarding illegal bandhs and fisheries detrimental to the existence of Sundarbans.

NGT directs the State of West Bengal to file status report on the removal of illegal bandhs and fisheries as well as on the plantation of the mangroves.

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