Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Friends Vs. Government of Uttarakhand dated 05/09/2017 regarding illegal hot-mix plants in the State of Uttarakhand. NGT directs the State Government of Uttarakhand to provide all assistance to the State Pollution Control Board for closure of illegal hot-mix plants especially the 35 hot-mix plants to whom orders have already been passed and a compliance report be submitted before the Tribunal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Yogendra Mohan Sengupta Vs. Union of India & Others dated 05/09/2017 regarding construction activity in 17 green belts of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Counsel appearing for the state of Himachal Pradesh has informed the National Green Tribunal that they are planning to file the Integrated Development Plan of Shimla and the Applicant (Yogendra Mohan Sengupta) would file the report of CAG particularly with reference to the landslides.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Irfan Ahmad & Ors. Vs. Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora & Others dated 05/09/2017 regarding collection and disposal of municipal solid waste in the city of Srinagar and the surrounding area. NGT makes it clear that any further delay in addressing the issue would be tolerated particularly as it is leading to the the indiscriminate dumping in Achan lake side. People are stated to have been suffering from different diseases because of this huge dumping and even the water body which is stated to be at a distance of 250 Mtrs.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Bhanu Dehuri Vs Director, Directorate of Mines Minerals & Others dated 05/09/2017 regarding illegal mining of sand in Jhargram and West Midnapur districts of West Bengal. The Tribunal while disposing of this Application directs the authorities to continue maintaining vigil to ensure that no illegal mining and lifting of sand takes place in the area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Raghunath Jha Vs. Ministry of Urban Development dated 04/09/2017 regarding destruction of trees as a result of demolition of government residential colonies in Delhi.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Roshni B. Patel Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/09/2017 regarding the construction of the bridge over the Tena creek and road in the intertidal zone without obtaining prior CRZ Clearance from the Gujarat coastal zone management authority. Committee constituted to look into the environmental damage done and steps for remediation.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Almitra H. Patel & Anr. Vs. Union of India & Others dated 04/09/2017 regarding the inefficiency of the local authorities and Government of NCT Delhi in the handling, collection and disposal of municipal solid waste management. The Tribunal expressed its displeasure at the fatalities caused by the Ghazipur garbage hill collapse "because of improper, unscientific and indiscriminate dumping of municipal solid waste at these sanitary landfill sites".

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs Union of India & Others regarding supply of natural gas to Kolkata, West Bengal dated 01/09/2017. The Joint Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, has informed the Tribunal that the Ministry will also explore the possibility of meeting the demand of GAIL India Ltd. and the Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation Ltd. for CBM (Coal Bed Methane) considering the public interest involved in the matter.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Joy Kaitharnath Vs Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd. dated 31/08/2017 regarding discharge of effluents by Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited (KMML) into the waterbodies of Chavara, Kollam District. The Applicant (Joy Kaitharnath, General Secretary, State Human Rights Protection Centre) has requested the Government of Kerala to constitute an Expert Team to assess the status and trend of radioactivity and its impact on health and environment in Chavara black sand area.

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