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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Goa Foundation Vs Union of India dated 28/09/2020.

The issue for consideration is the remedial steps for protection of ecology of Western Ghats, which is an eco-sensitive area. The NGT observed that there was demand for more and more exclusion by those who claim the need for ‘development’ while need for ‘environment protection’ does not allow acceptance of such demands. This aspect needed to be finalized and had been pending consideration for the last eight years.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bombay Environment Action Group Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/02/2020 regarding protection of Matheran Eco-sensitive Zone.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bharat Patil Vs Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change & Others dated 29/01/2020 regarding Notification dated 11.09.2019 issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) declaring Eco-sensitive Zone (ESZ) for Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thane and Palghar Districts in the State of Maharahstra as the Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary Eco-sensitive Zone.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vanashakti & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/01/2020 regarding construction and hazardous activities inside the ESZ area of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bombay Environment Action Group Vs Union of India & Others dated 09/01/2020. The bench of Justice S. P. Wangdi took up the matter of Zonal Master Plan drafted by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Umashankar Patwa & Others Vs Union of India & Ors. (Earlier titled as D.K. Joshi Vs. Union of India & Ors.) dated 13/12/2019 on the issue of Hindustan Institute of Technology & Management, Agra (HIT) and Anand Engineering College, Agra (AEC) falls within the Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vinaykumar Vithalrao Jatha Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 05/12/2019 regarding establishment of a 26 MW Co-generation unit on a land bearing Gut No. 52/2 in village Limpangaon, Taluk Shrigonda, District Ahmednagar, Maharashtra on the ground that the project falls within the Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) of the Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary. Also, the land (Gut No. 52/2) is a forest land which cannot be diverted for non-forest activity without clearance under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bhagwan Bhoite & Others Vs The Collector, Ahmednagar & Others dated 01/10/2019 regarding severe air pollution due to operation of a stone crusher unit in village Ghutewadi, Taluka Shrigonda, District Ahmednagar run by M/s. Dineschandra R. Agarwal Infracon Pvt. Ltd. It is alleged that the plant is run mostly at night and is located near to a school and agricultural lands. Apart from this, the unit is stated to fall within the limits of the Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) of Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of D. V. Girish Vs Union of India & Others dated 25/09/2019. Two applications related to each other are taken up for hearing by the Tribunal. The first one deals with preservation of Chikmagalur district from the impacts of tourism.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rohit Chowdhury Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/08/2019. The issues discussed were shifting of the solid waste mangement plant near Deepor Beel and encroachment of the wetland, Guwahati, Assam.

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