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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.

River activists here have demanded urgent steps to save the Yamuna, which is slowly dying due to pollution and lack of water.

Loss of greenery combined with expanding concrete jungle has resulted in the sharp increase in urban temperature in the city of lakes.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bharat Kumar Jain & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 09/07/2019 regarding Mount Abut being a Notified Eco Fragile Zone.

The project aims to create baseline data about the local biodiversity and conduct an ecological survey by consulting experts in the biodiversity field.

Over 30% of India’s protected area has been covered under the final ecologically sensitive zone (ESZ) notification, the Environment Ministry informed the Lok Sabha.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Eco-Sensitive Zones, 28/06/2019. As on 25.06.2019, Final ESZ Notifications covering 316 Protected Areas and Draft ESZ Notifications covering 199 Protected Areas have been published by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEF&CC). State-wise details of ESZ is annexed at Annexure 1.

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