Traders and consumers from Nyanza region Monday took on a new life without plastic carrier bags by using alternative packaging material following the coming to force of a ban on the polythene bags.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vardhaman Kaushik Vs. Union of India & Others dated 28/08/2017 regarding registration of new vehicles of Indian Oil Corporation which are BS-IV compliant and which are to be used only for the purpose of carrying petroleum products.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Subhan Tanners & Others Vs Central pollution control Board & Others dated 25/08/2017 regarding pollution caused by tanneries in Jamau, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The tanneries had applied to the Tribunal to seek a direction to the State Pollution Control Board to conduct an inspection of their respective units on the ground that the deficiencies which were pointed out by the State Pollution Control Board have been removed and each of the units are compliant.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vishwa Vijay Singh Vs. U.P. Pollution Control Board & Others dated 25/08/2017 regarding pollution of water resources in district Gorakhpur and Balia, Uttar Pradesh due to discharge of sewage and industrial effluent. NGT directs the State Government of Uttar Pradesh to file complete and comprehensive affidavit and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board should also file its report in relation to the above within two weeks.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Kalinga Nagar Residents Welfare Association Vs Ministry of Urban Development & Housing, Govt. of Odisha & Others dated 24/08/2017 regarding sanitation and solid waste problems faced by residents of Kalinga Nagar-8, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It is alleged that the solid waste management of the respondent Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) was inept as solid wastes are dumped in the open space in the residential area of KN-8 contributing further to the pollution of the environment.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bharti Infratel Ltd. Vs Madhya Pradesh State Pollution Control Board & Others dated 24/08/2017 on whether cellular service providers using generator sets along with towers come under "industrial plant".

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Charudatt Koli V/s M/s. Sea Lord Containers & Others dated 23/08/2017 regarding VOC (volatile organic compounds) pollution in village Mahul, Ambapada and Chembur, Maharashtra. The Applicant has raised objection to the Comprehensive Action Plan prepared by MPCB.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Amol S/o Shripati Pawar V/s. Commissioner, Latur Municipal Council & Others dated 23/08/2017 regarding municipal solid waste management, Latur, Maharashtra. Counsel appearing on behalf of the Latur Municipal Corporation submits that CCTV cameras have been installed at the MSW Plant and dumping site and steps are being taken to install Data Logger System coupled with meter for recording the supply of electricity at the plant and its utilisation. Urban Development Department, Govt.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of J. Barnabas Vs District Collector, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu regarding construction of a community hall within 200 meters from the sea and just 50 meters away from the protection wall constructed on the sea shore and therefore a clear violation of Coastal Zone Regulations in Kollencode, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. NGT orders that if the Community hall is falling in the CRZ – III, 'No Development Zone' even after the revision of the CZMP, action may be taken to demolish the structure in accordance with law.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Radhakrishnan K U & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 22/08/2017 regarding the proposed LPG terminal at Puthuvyppe, Kochi, Kerala. Counsel appearing for the State of Kerala has submitted before the Tribunal that an Expert Committee has been constituted for fact finding relating to the location of LPG Terminal.

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