Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gaurav Kumar Bansal Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 29/01/2018 regarding arsenic contamination of groundwater, Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh. Counsel appearing on behalf of respondent UP Jal Nigam submits that no water samples from borewells within the limits of Sambhal Nagar Palika were collected, and such water samples will be collected and analyzed in due course.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of R. Sreedhar Vs Union of India & Others dated 25/01/2018 regarding illegal sand and boulders mining within the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary/Makum Pani Reserved Forest, Digboi Division, Assam.

The Original Application pertains to :

(i) illegal sand and boulders mining within the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary/Makum Pani Reserved Forest, Digboi Division,

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhash Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 25/01/2018 regarding air pollution in the cities of Kolkata and Howrah. NGT directs that a comprehensive study of the ambient air quality should be undertaken by a Committee which shall be headed by the Regional Officer of the CPCB, who shall monitor the work of the Committee and submit a regular report. The study shall be undertaken to cover whole of the two cities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Atikur Laskar Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 25/01/2018 regarding operation of illegal brick field in the name of Samrat Brick Field by Jiad Ali Seikh at village Gazirchawk Naskarpara, Jalaberia, South 24 Parganas. The brick field is not complying with the pollution norms including want of certificate from the State PCB. NGT directs the State PCB to inspect the unit in question and submit report.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh Vs Sheela Hospital & Trauma Centre & Others dated 25/01/2018 regarding bio-medical waste management in states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana. The Applicant has stated that Sheela Hospital & Trauma Centre, Kailash Hospital and Heart Institute, Shri Ganga Charan Hospital (P) Ltd., Katiyar Nursing Home in Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Boar has violated the directions with regard to treating bio-medical waste.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jan Sahyog Manch Vs. Union of India & Others dated 24/01/2018 regarding phasing out of PVC pipes containing lead.

MoEF is directed to issue general directions to the industries to publish a caveat with each product of PVC pipes containing lead, which are going to be phased out, that it contains lead which is harmful to the health.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench) in the matter of Ram Lakhan Singh Vs State of Jharkhand & Others dated 23/01/2018 regarding various government structures and establishments existing within the protected forest areas in the Dumka district, Jharkhand.

It has been admitted before the Court that various government establishments and structures were either in existence from before or had been raised in the forest area without clearance being sought for under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subrato Mookherjee Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 22/01/2018 regarding waste management of hospitals in Kolkata, West Bengal. NGT makes it clear that establishment of ETPs in the hospitals is unavoidable which has been delayed inordinately because of the reluctant response of the concerned Departments.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Nitin Singhvi Vs The Commissioner, Nagar Palika Nigam, Raipur & Others dated 19th January, 2018 regarding solid waste management in the city of Raipur, Chhattisgarh. It has been observed that the solid waste management rules have not been complied with by the Municipal Corporation Raipur.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sajay Laloo Vs State of Meghalaya & Others dated 19/01/2018 regarding establishment of STPs in the town of Jowai, Meghalaya. The affidavit filed by the Chief Secretary, Govt. of Meghalaya states that Jowai Municipal Board has set up common ETPs and STPs and the letter calling for expression of interest has been floated for engagement of a suitable and qualified consultant for preparation of the DPR.

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