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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Shivaji Chatterjee Vs Himadri Chemical & Others dated 16/01/2018 regarding pollution caused by Himadri Chemicals, Singur, West Bengal. The Applicant Shivaji Chatterjee prays for an interim direction for inspection of the unit by a Committee which had conducted similar inspection earlier in terms of the order of the State PCB dated 23.03.2010 in view of the unabated pollution resulting due to the operation of the unit and the deleterious effect on the villagers caused by such pollution.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Aman Sethi Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 15/01/2018 regarding air pollution caused by stone crushing units in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. By a letter dated 06.11.2012, the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board, directed the appellant (Aman Sethi) to close down his stone crushing plant at Bharatpur. The High Court of Rajasthan allowed the appellant to withdraw his Writ Petition so that it could approach the National Green Tribunal which dismissed the case on the ground of delay.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Akhil Bhartiya Jeev Raksha Bishnoi Sabha (Regd.) & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 15/01/2018 regarding availability of water for animals near a proposed nuclear power plant in the Fatehabad district of Haryana.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Hi-Tech Layer Farms Ltd. Vs. Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board dated 15/01/2018 regarding pollution caused by Hi-Tech Layer Farms, Shaamli, Uttar Pradesh. The Court refused to change its order regarding closure of the poultry farm that a six year old had objected to saying the smell was causing breathing problems among children. Court directs the birds to be removed from the poultry farm and disposed of in accordance with law.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajiv Narayan & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 15/01/2018 regarding groundwater withdrawal by M/s. Rathi Steel & Power, Uttar Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gauri Maulekhi Vs. Union of India & Others dated 15/01/2018 regarding ground water pollution caused by M/s. Century Pulp & Paper Mill, Ghanshyamdham, Lalkua, Uttarakhand.

Panaji: The Union ministry of mines has invited objections and suggestions for the draft national mineral policy (DNMP).

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Babulal Jajoo Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 10/01/2018 regarding Chambal river conservation. Counsel for the State of Rajasthan submits that the work at Sajidera has already been completed and at Ram Dham it is 80% completed and he would be filing the time bound Action Plan for construction of STP.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of M/s Pioneer Vs Orissa Pollution Control Board & Others dated 09/01/2018 regarding closure of a printing press “M/s Pioneer Press” situated at Plot No. 23/128/154 in Khata No. 61/468, Mouza, Subhudhipur, Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar by Odisha State PCB as the printing press had not obtained consent to establish and consent to operate required both under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.

Permission will be valid up till March 2018; Air Ambient Quality parameters to be monitored thrice weekly

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