Written submission by the Conservation Action Trust & Others dated 18/11/2020. Conservation Action Trust had filed the appeal before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) challenging the Environment Clearance of November 2, 2016 granted for the proposed expansion of Alang-Sosiya Ship Recycling Yard (SRY) from the present ship breaking capacity of 400 ships per year to 600 ships per year at Alang and Sosiya villages, Bhavnagar district, Gujarat.

Response on behalf of the Appellant on the report of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of July 2020 in the matter of Conservation Action Trust & Others Vs Union of India & Others).The case is against the expansion of ship breaking yards in Alang by adding more area of the inter-tidal zone for the purpose of breaking old ships on the beach. The beaching method is the least environment friendly and has the highest pollution potential.

Compliance report by the Joint Committee of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) of the order passed by the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Original Application No. 616/2019 (Ramdevbhai Samatbhai Sanjva Vs State of Gujarat & Others) related to pollution in river Bhadar due to discharges from textile units in Jetpur, Gujarat.

Compliance report submitted to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in response to the NGT order September 1, 2020 in the matter of Original Application No. 105/2019 (Ajitsinh Bharubha Vaghela Vs State of Gujarat). The matter related to untreated industrial effluents being discharged in Kharicut canal, which is meeting Khari river in Gujarat affecting irrigation facilities of the inhabitants. The Kharicut canal is the only source of water for irrigation and for consumption by animals like cattles and sheep.

Affidavit in reply by Notified Area Authority, GIDC, Vapi in the matter of Kirti Desai & Others Vs The Collector Valsad & Others dated 26/10/2020. 

Reply by Vapi Nagar Palika in the matter of Kirti Desai & Others vs Collector Valsad & Others (Original Application No. 57/2016) dated 26/10/2020.

The matter related to solid waste management in the city of Vapi.

Interim report by the District Magistrate, Surat on unauthorised/illegal shrimp farms and salt pans located in the flood plains of Kim and Sena river/creek and Tena village, taluka Olpad, Surat district, Gujarat dated 19/10/2020. Original Application No. 16/2020 (Western Zonal Bench) in the matter of Brackish Water Research Centre Vs Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Others.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Hasmukh R. Shah Vs State of Gujarat dated 29/09/2020. The matter related to allegation of use of wood as a fuel by industries in Dahod, Gujarat. This generated carbon in the surrounding area, causing pollution.

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.

The Report contains significant findings of audit of the Departments under Economic Sector and of the Receipts and Expenditure of major Revenue earning Departments under Revenue Sector under the provisions of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India’s (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Service) Act, 1971 and Regulations on Audit and Accounts,

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