Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahendra Bohra Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 13/10/2017 regarding illegal stone crushing units in Rajasthan. The Counsel appearing for the State submits that they would direct the concerned Department including the Rajasthan Pollution Control Board to conduct a detailed survey with regard to existence of stone crushers, stone cutting units and material grinding units including the dumping of waste/remnant materials.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sunil Mondal Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 12/10/2017 regarding hotels in Burdwan town not complying with pollution norms.

NGT has asked for a list of non-compliant hotels along with the names of owners and their addresses to be submitted before the next date of hearing and also directed the State PCB to inspect all the hotels in Burdwan town and submit a report on the compliance of the pollution norms without fail before the next date.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Wildlife Society of Orissa (Forest Encroachment) Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 12/10/2017 regarding encroachment of forest lands in Odisha. The Affidavit filed by Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, MoEF and CC provides informs the Court that the Government of Odisha has been asked to initiate necessary action to evict the encroachments and MoEF & CC has asked the State to treat this as violation of Indian Forest Act, 1927 and the Orissa Forest Act, 1972.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Wildlife Society of Orissa (Elephant Corridors) Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 12/10/2017 regarding elephant corridors in the state of Odisha. Deepak Kumar Pani, Additional Standing counsel submits that Asian Nature Conservation Foundation (ANCF) has completed its task pertaining to the elephant corridor and the report preparation will take some time, particularly on the ecologically feasible corridor.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Varun Sheokand Vs. State of Haryana & Others dated 11/10/2017 regarding dumping of fly ash from thermal power plant, Faridabad. It is stated by the Counsel appearing for the Project Proponent, National Highways Authority of India that they are lifting the fly ash from the dumping site and are utilizing it for different purposes. It is further stated that the site shortly would be cleared in its entirety and would be filled in accordance with the prescribed rules.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Himmat Singh Shekhawat Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 09/10/2017 regarding illegal mining in the state of Madhya Pradesh. NGT expresses dissatisfaction with the Status Report placed before the Tribunal by the State Government of Madya Pradesh. Court grants two weeks to the State to file complete and comprehensive report covering the compliance to the orders of the Tribunal as well as with regard to illegal mining.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sukhdev Vihar Residents Welfare Association & Ors. Vs. State of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 09/10/2017 regarding environmental pollution caused by waste to energy plant at Okhla, Delhi.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manjinder Singh Sirsa Vs. Union of India & Others dated 09/10/2017 regarding hookah bars in Delhi. NGT directs impleadment of associations of the Restaurants/Hukka Bars and other commercial places where Hukka is being provided for the purpose of smoke.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Ambar Nath Sengupta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 06/10/2017 regarding pollution of river Hooghly after immersion of idols during various Puja festivals. Further direction has been sought for against the WBSPCB to constitute a committee to conduct a scientific study to assess the impact of Plaster of Paris (in short, PoP), a powder used for making idols, on its potential to cause pollution of water and to suggest remedies therefor.

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