Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anil Kumar Singhal Vs. Union of India & Others dated 14/02/2017 regarding disposal of untreated sewage in river Ganga. According to Keshav Gupta, General Manager of Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam more than Rs. 31 crores have already been spent on laying of sewage line and for construction/installation of STPs in the areas of Brijghat and Garhmukteshwar. According to the Joint Inspection Team, Garh drain is the single drain joining river Ganga and carrying the discharge load of 13 MLD.

A Tanzanian court on Friday convicted a couple of smuggling ivory valued at 1.1 million U.S. dollars.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.C. Mehta Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 10/02/2017 regarding sewage treatment plants (STP) at Garh drain joining Ganga. NGT directs Chief Engineer of Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam to show on the next date of hearingt (13 February 2017) what survey was conducted, data prepared in support of DPR and consequently for the STP.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone Chennai) in the matter of Bhaskaran V.A Vs State Environment Impact Assessment Authority & Others dated 09/02/2017 regarding environmental clearance (EC) to stone quarry covering an area of 3.9947 Ha in Thiruvaniyoor Village and Panchayat, Kunnathunad Taluk, Ernakulam District, Kerala. NGT dismisses the Application.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Satara Municipal Council Vs Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change dated 09/02/2017 regarding environmental sustainability of proposed reconstruction of Kas dam, located in close proximity of ‘World Heritage site of Kas plateau’ which is also an environmentally eco-sensitive zone (ESZ).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kaushambi Apartments Residents Welfare Association (KARWA) Vs. U.P. Pollution Control Board & Others dated 09/02/2017 regarding air and noise pollution in Kaushambi, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.

National Green Tribunal directs Delhi Pollution Control Committee and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board to hold a meeting within one week and one of the issues to be dealt with would be the short term and long term action plans to ensure prevention and control of pollution particularly ambient air quality in that area.

Government plans to create a new special court for poachers who face fines of up to Shs20m and a jail sentence of more than two years.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Narayana Manjunatha Hegde & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/02/2017 regarding Environment Clearance (EC) granted by the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Karnataka dated 17/02/2011 for establishing Municipal Solid Waste Plant (MSW Plant) in Manaki Village, Kumta Taluk, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ananta Kumar Das & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 07/02/2017 regarding mechanical mining in Vyasnagar, Jajpur District, Odisha.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sunit Kumar Mallick Chowdhury Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 07/02/2017 regarding filling up of a waterbody (Ukil Bheri) by a housing society in Kolkata to construct a building.

NGT directs the Additional District Magistrate (LR) South 24 Parganas and Officer-in-Charge, Pragati Maidan P.S. to inspect the area and ascertain as to whether the allegations are correct or not. If any construction is going on in the manner alleged, it shall be stopped forthwith.

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