Judgment of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of P. Sundaravathanam Vs Union of India & Others dated 31/05/2022.

The matter related to grant of Environmental Clearance (EC) in favour of M/s. NLC India Limited for their second expansion of the thermal power plant having a capacity of 2 x 660 MW Super Critical Lignite-based Plant by the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC). The appellant has alleged that there was no proper environmental impact assessment conducted as well as no cumulative impact assessment was conducted for this project.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Veterans Forum for Transparency in Public Life Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 24/05/2022.

The application has been filed by the MoEF&CC for review of order of this Tribunal, April 6, 2022 - the court dealt with the grievance of damage to the environment due to discharge of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) residues by pharma companies. Reason for not preventing such damage according to the Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Boardwas that proposed standards had not been finalised.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Abhinav Gramodyog & Seva Sansthan Vs State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 02/05/2022.

Submission/clarification on behalf of MoEF&CC on the issue of residual antibiotics in industrial effluents in the matter of Veterans Forum for Transparency in Public Life Vs Himachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 04/04/2022.

The issue related to the discharge of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and toxic industrial pollution in river Balad in Baddi industrial area in district Solan and rivers Sirsa and Satluj.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Prafulla Samantray Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/03/2022. The matter related to the grant of environmental clearance, February 2, 2021 granted by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change to M/s Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLCIL) for its 3X800 MW thermal power plant in the area of Taliabira which is part of the IB Valley in Jharsuguda district of Odisha.

Order of the National Green Tribunal, Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata in the matter of Dibru Part-I Meen Samabay Samiti & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/07/2021.

The matter related to fishery rights in the buffer zone of the Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Assam.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Agnes Kharshing Vs State of Meghalaya dated 17/03/2021. Grievance in the application was against the illegal mining of coal by cement companies at East Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya. Case set out in the application was that the cement plants in question were undertaking mining causing pollution to Lukha and Lunar rivers resulting in death of fishes.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Threat to life arising out of coal mining in south garo hills district Vs State of Meghalaya & Others dated 15/03/2021. The matter related to unscientific rat hole mining in Meghalaya and directions for preventive and remedial action.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Purva Pravin Bora & Others Vs MoEFCC & Others dated 12/03/2021.

The matter related to enforcement of Rule 17(3) of the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules, 2016, requiring the manufacturers and brand owners of sanitary napkins and diapers to provide a pouch or wrapper for disposal of each napkin or diapers along with the packet of their sanitary products.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Arun Kumar Sharma Vs Ministry of Environment Forests & Climate Change & Others dated 10/03/2021.

The application challenges the Zonal Master Plan, 2030 (ZMP 2030) for the Mount Abu Eco-sensitive Zone (ESZ).

The impugned ZMP 2030 was notified on October 29, 2015 after approval by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) September 28, 2015. The petitions challenged the same as being inconsistent with the ESZ notification June 25, 2009.

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