Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Pradeep Indulkar Vs Municipal Corporation for the City of Thane dated 16/03/2017 regarding tree cutting in the city of Thane under the garb of trimming and pruning the trees in contravention of provisions of the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection and Preservation of Trees Act, 1975.

NGT directs Thane Municipal Corporation to evolve the procedure for dealing with the proposals of tree felling, including trimming/pruning of trees and maintaining its record keeping within two months.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Iosterson Sun & Others Vs State of Meghalaya & Others dated 16/03/2017 regarding large scale construction by the Army posing serious threat to drinking water resources along the catchment areas of Shillong Peak, Meghalaya. It is stated that the Shillong peak and its slopes are the source of drinking water where various streams and rivulets originate and any disturbance in the existing conditions of the area, as per the applicants, would endanger the catchment area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Villagers of Village Korna & Ors. Vs. State of Rajasthan & Ors. dated 16/03/2017 regarding proposed power substation in Korna village, Pachpadra tehsil, Barmer district, Rajasthan. NGT directs the Forest Department to submit its views on the existing site and its ecosystem.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Legal Aid Committee, National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 16/03/2017 regarding Notification in relation to Eco-Sensitive Zone in the State of Uttarakhand. The Applicants contend that the State Government and the Ministries are intentionally delaying the Notification and the draft prepared by the State Government is fundamentally unacceptable because it goes totally contra to the law in force.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion on the News item reported in “the Hindu” dated 25.10.2013 about beach at Adyar Estuary with trash, rubble Vs Environment and Forests, Government of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 15/03/2017 regarding the progress of the Integrated Cooum river Eco Restoration Project.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Kaustubha Dattatraya Ghokhale & Others Vs State of Maharashtra, through Chief Secretary & Others dated 15/03/2017 regarding municipal waste management in Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bihar Cement Plant Vs. Bihar State Pollution Control Board & Ors. dated 15/03/2017 regarding pollution caused by Bihar Cement Plant. A Joint Inspection Report filed by the Committee recommended that the unit could be permitted to operate, as required anti-pollution devices have been installed and measures have been taken.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Dr. Shailendra Kumar Modi Vs. Bhopal Sahkari Dugdh Sangh Maryadit & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding pollution of both air and water being caused by the plant of Bhopal Sahkari Dugdh Sangh Maryadit at Habibganj Railway Station, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) regarding Environment Clearance to M/s Proctor and Gamble Home Product Ltd., Madhya Pradesh, 14/03/2017.

Counsel for the MoEF submits that term of EAC having expired matter could not be taken up for consideration and that new EAC is under the process of constitution. In the light of the above,

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Santosh Mittal & Ors Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding illegal mining in Alwar, Rajasthan.

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