Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Bharat Kumar Jain & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding pollution of Nakki lake, Mount Abu, Rajasthan.

National Green Tribunal directs a team to be constituted which shall submit a report with regard to the various hotels and other institutions existing in Mount Abu with regard to measures taken by them for treatment of sewage including setting up of STP and their out flow from the institution into the Nakki lake.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Hanuman T. Rakte & Others Vs. Aurangabad Distillery Ltd. & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding pollution caused by M/s Aurangabad Distillery Pvt Ltd., Pune, Maharashtra. Affidavit filed by Regional Officer, MPCB, Pune, who visited the site and collected samples for water analysis from dug well and tube well located in the vicinity of M/s Aurangabad Distillery Pvt Ltd, reveals that water samples taken from the dug well of the Applicant had pale brownish colour.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Bishnu Pada Pakhira Vs Member Secretary, West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding housing construction work over waterbodies, Keyadaha village, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

NGT said that the question that arises is as to whether the actual construction work of the complex commenced before the law i.e. East Kolkata Wetlands (Conservation & Management) Act, 2006 was enforced.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Biplab Kumar Chowdhury Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding sand mining continuing unabated at various parts of West Bengal especially Hooghly and Bankura districts.

It is stated in the Application that despite specific prohibition on sand mining vide aforesaid order, the said activities are continuing unabated at various parts of the State. NGT directs the respondents to file their affidavit-in-opposition and state on the factual aspects.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manoj Mishra Vs. Union of India & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding cleaning of river Yamuna. In relation to the 14 STPs it is stated that 7 STPs were approved by the Secretary of Ministry of Water Resources and they would be financed by the Namami Gange (NMCG), however, it is clarified that no fresh financial proposal need to be submitted as the work is being executed under the tenders invited already.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Cauvery Sene (Regd.), Medikeri Vs. State of Karnataka regarding felling of trees in Karnataka. NGT in the Order directs that all persons felling, cutting trees in the forest area or even on the private land are prohibited from cutting the trees unless and until they plant before cutting, 10 trees for each tree cut or felled from and/or proposed to be felled or cut.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amresh Singh Vs. Union of India & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding dumping of debris from the construction of the road from Udhampur to Banihal in rivers Ravi and Chenab, Jammu & Kashmir. NGT directs NHAI and the State of Jammu & Kashmir to ensure that all the subcontractors are served notice and they appear before the Tribunal on the next date of hearing (26/04/2017).

Previous Orders Dated:

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Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Sunil Patel Vs M/s Bhopal Incinerator Ltd. dated 10/03/2017 regarding occupational safety of the employees of M/s Bhopal Incinerator Ltd., Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Rohit Choudhury Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/03/2017 regarding garbage dumping in Deepor Beel, Kamrup District, Assam. Advocate General for the State of Assam submitted before NGT that a Management Plan is being prepared by the IIT, Kharagpur which has been engaged as a consultant for the project and it would take some time to place it on record.

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