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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Pentapati Pulla Rao Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/09/2019 regarding remedial action for protection of environment during the course of construction of the Indira Sagar Polavaram Multipurpose Project in Andhra Pradesh. Present proceedings were initiated on the allegation that illegal dumping of muck was taking place during construction and no remedial action was being taken. A report submitted by a four member joint Committee stressed on remedial action for maintaining environmental norms.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Dilip Buildcon Ltd. Vs State of Maharahstra dated 16/09/2019 regarding irreparable loss and injury being caused to water bodies and dams constructed by the Government for which explosive material is alleged to have been used without permission being obtained. The use of gelatine is stated to be a fundamental issue of security. The applicant has requested for cases to be lodged against the offenders under Section 420 of I.P.C.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vatti Vasanth Kumar Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/09/2019. An application was filed before the NGT alleging that Pattisema Lift Irrigation Scheme and Purushothampatnam Lift Irrigation Scheme was completed without getting Environmental Clearance (EC).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Uttam Singh Bhandari Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 06/09/2019 regarding leakage from the power plant channel of Srinagar Hydroelectric Project and to ensure safety of the lives of the residents of Villages Mangsu, Surasu, Naur Thaapli in Tehri Garhwal District Uttarakhand.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vatti Vasanth Kumar & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/08/2019 regarding Godavari-Krishana-Penna rivers linking project. 

The Godavari-Krishana-Penna river linking project does not have be requisite clearance from the Central Water Commission (CWC) and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). This application was taken up before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on August 13, 2019.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pradhan, Gram Sudhar Sabha, Rawa Vs State of Himachal Pradesh dated 09/08/2019 regarding illegal cutting of trees taking place for construction of Hydro Power Project at Village Rawa under Dharmshala Forest Division by M/s Kangra Hydro Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd, Himachal Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gram Pradhan & Residens of Tapoban Vs State of Uttarakhand dated 01/08/2019. Construction of barrage by the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) for the Vishnugad project in village Tapovan, District Chamoli, Uttarakhand in the year 2005 had created problems for the livelihood of the villagers.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Aabhijeet Sharma Vs Union of India & Others dated 31/07/2019. The applications seek reconstitution of the Committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in pursuance of order of the Tribunal dated 16.10.2017 for Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project (SLHEP).

Background of the Case:

A bill which seeks to provide uniform safety procedures for specified dams in the country was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 29 July, 2019. The Dam Safety Bill, 2019 was introduced by Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat who said that 92 per cent of the dams in the country were inter-state and there was need for such a legislation.

It is set to be reintroduced in Parliament after several unsuccessful bids to clear it

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