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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Mehdad & Others Vs. Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change & Others dated 23/07/2018 regarding protection of coastal stretches of India.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s South City Projects (Kolkata) Ltd. Vs. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change regarding environmental clearance for building projects, Kolkata, 16/03/2018. NGT disposes of the Applications with the direction to MOEF & CC / SEIAA (whichever is the Competent Authority) to pass appropriate order within a period of six weeks on the issue of environment clearance to the building projects.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s. Mehdad & Others Vs. Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change & Others dated 31/05/2017 regarding declaration and notification of the CZMP (Coastal Zone Management Plans) in relation to coastal states. NGT says that it is evident that the states are not coordinating and that despite lapse of more than 6 years the hazardous line which is a very foundation of the preparation of CZMP, has not been fixed.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Madhumangal Shukla Vs Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change & Others dated 23/08/2016 regarding Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh. It has been pointed out that Municipal Solid Waste of Vrindavan was being dumped on different places and even on the banks of River Yamuna. The unregulated dumping of MSW on the floodplain area of River Yamuna is a new development and is playing havoc with the floodplain.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Samir Mehta Vs Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change & Others dated 23/08/2016 regarding marine pollution caused by the sinking of ship (M.V. RAK) and oil spill which occurred in the Arabian Sea, off the coast of Mumbai. The spilled oil from the ship spread beyond Mumbai to Raigad District. Traces were noticed particularly between Uttan in Bhayandar and Gorai beach.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone Bench, Chennai) in the matter of M.P. Muhammed Kunhi Vs Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change & Others dated 10/05/2016 regarding river sand mining in Valapattanam river in Kannur District, Kerala. This appeal is directed against the order of the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Kerala dated 17.12.2015, granting Environmental Clearance (EC) to the District Collector, Kannur for river sand mining in Valapattanam river (from Parassinikadavu bridge to Valapattanam bridge) in Kannur District.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mushtakeem & Others Vs. MoEF & CC & Ors. dated 21/04/2016. The present case revolves around mechanised, semi-mechanised and manual mining in the river bed of Yamuna. In the order dated 25th February, 2016 the States of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Ministry of Environment & Forest, & CC was directed to file affidavits as to what they understand to these terms which they have failed to do so.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mushtakeem & Others Vs Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change & Others dated 05/04/2016 regarding mining in the river bed of Yamuna, Haryana.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of M/s. Thirumalasetti Srinivas Vs. Government of India, MoEF & CC & Others dated 03/03/2016 regarding illegal sand mining without Environmental Clearance in Andhra Pradesh.

NGT directs the respondents that the tender process shall go on except the Work Order shall not be issued insofar as the tender relates to sand reaches which is the subject matter of the application until further orders from this Tribunal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mushtakeem Vs. MoEF & CC & Others dated 02/03/2016 regarding mining in the state of Haryana. Counsel appearing for the various parties have pointed out the various deficiencies as well as defective policy decisions in relation to mining by different methods. It is also contended that the State Mining Policies more often than not are frustrated by imposition of conditions in the Environmental Clearance granted by MoEF.