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Panaji: The long-delayed 18-hole golf course and eco tourism village at Tiracol got a major boost after the expert appraisal committee recommended granting of environment clearance for the project

At Hyatt, sustainability has been a key focus and the organisation is constantly looking for ways to tread more lightly on the planet and transform communities.

Panaji: Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) will hold a hearing to review the consent to operate granted by it to a restaurant and night club in Anjuna.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Almitra H. Patel & Anr. Vs. Union of India & Others dated 12/07/2017 regarding inadequate solid waste management practiced by hotels and malls in Delhi. The counsel appearing for the MoEF submits that he will seek instruction whether M/s. Lemon Tree Hotel has been inspected or not. No reply to the show cause notice has been filed. NGT grants last opportunity to file the reply.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Girdhari Lal Vs. State & Others dated 03/06/2017 regarding M/s. Devdham Café restaurant being run near river Beas. The restaurant has obtained necessary permissions for running it as well as necessary infrastructure for disposal of MSW. NGT directs the Municipal Board to submit report with regard to the compliance made by the restaurant and further operation will be subject to report of the Municipal Board.

In a judgment that should sound alarm bells for hotels and resorts that are coming up in rampant violation of environmental norms at various tourist destinations, the National Green Tribunal (NGT)

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs Vs Bird’s View Resort & Others dated 30/05/2017 regarding unauthorized construction of hotels in close vicinity of Kasauli area in the State of Himachal Pradesh. It was brought before the notice of the court that there are instances where plans were sanctioned for a limited purpose but they have been flagrantly violated, for instance, where 7 rooms were sanctioned, 50 rooms have been constructed.

The municipal corporation (MC) has proposed garbage collection rates from Rs 50 to Rs 200 per month for houses and Rs 50 to Rs 2,000 per month for commercial areas for collection of segregated garb

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE) Vs. Nilgiri Hotel & Others dated 26/05/2017 regarding unauthorized construction in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh. NGT noted that even though Hotel Devshikha was granted consent to operate no inspection was conducted by SPCB. NGT expressed its displeasure at the report submitted by the Junior Engineer of the State Pollution Control Board and said that the report is primarily prepared for convenience of the hotel.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Govinda Biswas Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 09/05/2017 regarding discharge of sewage directly into river Rupnarayan by Hotel Sonar Bangla. Also photographs and google images shown by Govinda Biswas indicates that the Hotel is situated right on the bank of river Rupnarayan which is in serious violation of CRZ notification.

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