Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Dr. Sarvabhoum Bagali (State of Maharashtra) dated 19/09/2018 regarding illegal sand mining in rivers of India. Proceedings in the present commenced on the basis of an application seeking legal action against illegal sand mining in Yamuna River bed.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Hira Singh Markam & Others Vs Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Others dated 14/09/2018. In this Appeal filed on 10.11.2014, the applicant has challenged the order of Forest Clearance granted by the State of Chattisgarh on 23.05.2014 for the diversion of 83.12 ha. of additional forest land in East Bhanupratappur forest division for the non-forest purpose under Section 2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act. 1980 for construction of the Phase I of the Dalli-Rajhara –Rawghat Railway Line.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Himmat Singh Shekhawat Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 28/08/2018 regarding illegal mining in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka.

National Green Tribunal directs the State of Madhya Pradesh to work out the damages to the environment and the cost of restitution of the illegally mined area in the State. To enable the State of Madhya Pradesh a commitee will be constituted comprising of nominee of

i. Indian Council for Forest Research and Education, Dehradun

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Satendra Pandey Vs. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change & Others dated 27/08/2018.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sarvabhoum Bagali Vs. State of Karnataka & Others dated 20/08/2018. The grievance in this application is the order of State of Karnataka dated 18.11.2016 under the provisions of Karnataka Minor Mineral Concession Rule, 1994 permitting use of JCB for sand mining and permitting instream sand mining at the base of the river is in conflict with the Sustainable Sand Mining Management Guidelines, 2016 issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ram Lakhan Singh Vs State of Jharkhand dated 06/08/2018 regarding large scale encroachments of forest land in the various districts of State of Jharkhand and violation of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 in raising various constructions in the reserve forest. The essential prayer made in the application is for a direction upon the State respondents to conduct geo-referencing the entire cadastral sheets of notified forests, namely, reserved forest, protected forest, etc.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shiv Prasad Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/08/2018. The question raised in this Application is whether the industry in question Josodhapur Industrial Area, Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal requires environmental clearance and whether such clearance has been given. Further question is whether they are creating pollution without taking requisite precautions by way of installing pollution control equipments and also question about the solid waste disposal.

The ministries of skill development and environment today signed a pact for up-skilling of refrigeration and air-conditioning technicians for the benefit of the environment and better employment op

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/07/2018 regarding ban on import of pet coke. The Court on going through the affidavit of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change finds that a consensus decision has been taken that the use of imported pet coke all over the country may be permitted only in the following industries : cement, lime kiln, calcium carbide and gasification.

Out of total 13 coastal states and UTs, only five have submitted their management plan to the Ministry of Environment and Forests till date.

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