This working paper was prepared under a development and conservation project – Societal Development and Ecosystems Conservation in Sahelian Wetlands (SAWEL) – focusing on improving food security and nutrition in the Sahel region by helping to safeguard wetlands through ecologically sustainable agricultural water management.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Md. Hayath Udin Vs Union of India & Others dated 20/10/2020.

The appeal has been preferred against order dated December 22, 2017 of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) granting Environmental Clearance (EC) for Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) project in Karimnagar district of Telangana by Irrigation & Command Area Development (I and CAD) Department, Telangana.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Atul Agarwal Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 19/10/2020.

The matter related to illegal mining in the area of Lidhorahat Ghat Badtua in district Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. The bench of Justice Sheo Kumar Singh and Expert Member Satyawan Singh Garbyal of the NGT directed that there must be an institutional framework and enforcement mechanism to prevent illegal and excess quarrying. Further, the state should ensure that mining takes place without any adverse impact on the environment.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Harminder Singh & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/10/2020. The matter related to allegation of Omaxe Chandigarh Extension Developers Pvt. Ltd. setting up a residential complex project called ‘The Lake’ obstructing the natural flow of river Sisvan by filling up and closing a part of it in village Bharoujian and diverting it to another place nearby in village Kansala, sub tehsil Majri, district Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Mohali.

Report filed by the Central Pollution Control Board before the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mohd. Imran Khan Kadri, Muslim Rashtriya Manch Vs State of Bihar.

The report was on sand mining at different ghats on river Son in Aurangabad and Rohtas districts in Bihar by M/s Aditya Multicon Pvt Ltd. The report was in compliance to the NGT order of February 19, 2020. The committee constituted for the purpose, inspected the various sand ghats on river Son.

Interacting storm surges and high water runoff can cause compound flooding (CF) in low-lying coasts and river estuaries. The large-scale CF hazard has been typically studied using proxies such as the concurrence of storm surge extremes either with precipitation or with river discharge extremes. Here the impact of the choice of such proxies is addressed employing state-of-the-art global datasets.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Laxmidhar Palai & Others Vs District Collector, Balasore & Others dated 09/06/2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of R. Sreedhar Vs Union of India & Others dated 28/05/2020. The appeal was directed against an amended Environmental Clearance (EC) dated 03.09.2019 granted to M/s. Adani Power (Jharkhand) Ltd., (Project Proponent) by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), permitting withdrawl of water from the river Ganga for the proposed thermal power project at Godda, Jharkhand to be set up by Adani.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai in the matter of Puducherry Environment Protection Association Vs Union of India and Others dated 26/05/2020. The matter related to plan for withdrawal of water from Ousuddu lake a wetland in Puducherry.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bhanwar Lal & Others Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 22/05/2020.

The matter relates to large scale illegal minings being carried out in village Surajpura, Gopal Sagar, Kanakheda, Piplaz and Lehri and surrounding area in Ajmer, Rajasthan, especially near the catchment area of Shakti Sagar Lake. The Tribunal, expressed its displeasure at the lack of compliance of the NGT order of February 28, 2017, which included re-filling of pits, removal of anikits, restoration of the land of catchment area to its original form.

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