Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Biswajit Mukherjee Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/04/2018 regarding fire cracker units operating in West Bengal. An affidavit filed in NGT gives information that the State Government is taking steps to establish clusters for setting fire cracker units in different districts for which purpose areas have been earmarked in the South 24 Parganas and for the districts of Hooghly, Howrah, Murshidabad and Burdwan. NGT demands a report on this matter.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ankur Kashyap Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 16/04/2018 regarding illegal in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The Applicant (Ankur Kashyap) states that the State of Uttar Pradesh is unjustifiably procrastinating this proceeding allowing illegal mining to continue. He submits that unchecked illegal mining is going on and no action is being taken by the State.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sushil Raaja Vs Secretary, MORTH (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways) & Others dated 13/04/2018 regarding maintenance of green cover along highways. The States were asked to furnish the following information:

a. Stretch of roads in different areas in the State where trees have been felled and the areas identified for compensatory afforestation.

b. The number of trees proposed to be felled.

MOEF has submitted that the requisite information has not been given by :

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Citizen Welfare Society Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 13/04/2018 regarding untreated waste being discharge in River Yamuna, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

NGT directs District Magistrate, Mathura to file an affidavit mentioning the total number of STPs in City of Mathura, when was it established, its capacity, whether these STPs are equipped with updated technology and how much of waste is being treated by the STPs in the City of Mathura.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gopeshwar Nath Chaturvedi Vs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 06/04/2018 regarding industrial units in Mathura violating environmental norms and polluting river Yamuna. NGT directs District Administration, Mathura that those units who do not have consent to operate and according to the Pollution Control Board are not complying with environmental norms should not be allowed to operate any further.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Khushi Sewa Sanstha Vs. The State (Govt. of NCT of Delhi) & Others dated 06/04/2018 regarding illegal commercial activity going on in and around R.K. Puram area on the Nallah and no steps being taken by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation. According to the Applicant, such activity is resulting in blocking of the flow of water.

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Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shobhit Chauhan Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/04/2018 regarding environmental clearance granted by the Ministry of Environment and Forest for construction of International Exhibition cum Conventions Centre in the sub city of Dwarka, New Delhi on 29.08.2017 without considering operating merits and demerits of the felling of 1961 trees which shall disturb the ecological balance leading to a negative impact upon the environment as well increased pollution levels for the residents of the peripheral colonies defeating the object