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SHIMLA: Considering threat to sustainable development with unplanned, unregulated and illegal expansion of hospitality industry in Kullu and Manali, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed t

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of M/s Health View Holidays Resorts Ltd V/s MPCB & Others dated 22/12/2017 regarding closure of the Health View Holiday Resorts, Mahabaleshwar on the ground that it has committed breach of Consent Terms and Conditions granted on 18th March, 2017 and has been the source of pollution, generating more than 100 MLD of sewage without treatment, operating 86 rooms against 59 rooms for which consent was granted.

NGT directs MPCB to inspect the hotel to see whether all the deficiencies have been removed.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh V/s. Hotel Jaypee Vasant, New Delhi & Others dated 22/12/2017 regarding extraction of grounwater by hotels in Delhi. It is stated on behalf of the hotels that all the hotels hold permissions for extraction of ground water granted by the concerned competent authorities as per the extant guidelines and reports of the joint inspections are also on record. NGT directs for issuance of revised guidelines.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ramesh Chand Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 18/12/2017 regarding illegal and unauthorized construction by Citrus Manali Resort at Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajiv Savara Vs. Darrameks Hotels and Developers Pvt. Ltd. & Others dated 18/12/2017 regarding construction of a hotel on Ganga floodplains, Uttarakhand.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE) Vs. Barog Heights Hotel dated 18/12/2017 regarding construction of hotels which are running unauthorisedly in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ramesh Chand Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 08/12/2017 regarding unauthorized construction, operating without consent for the entire building and causing other environmental degradation by the Hotel Manali Valley.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE) Vs Barog Heights Hotel dated 07/12/2017 regarding private buildings existing which are having more than 3 or 4 storeys and are running hotel business in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh.

National Green Tribunal passes the following directions:

1. Hotel Barog Heights shall demolish the structure which is unauthorised and in exercise to the provisions of Himachal Pradesh Town & Country Planning Act, 1977.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Devinder Sehrawat Vs. Hotel Jindal Palace & Others dated 29/11/2017 regarding hotels in Mahipalpur, Delhi operating without requisite permission. NGT directs NCT of Delhi and Delhi Pollution Control Committee to submit a report of the hotels that are operating in Mahipalpur.

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