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Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Odisha Vikash Parishad Vs Union of India & Others dated 22/06/2020.

The SC in its order of June 18, 2020 had restrained holding of the Rath Yatra this year in view of the danger presented by the gathering of 10 to 12 lakhs of devotees for a period of 10-12 days. The apex court observed that any spread of the Coronavirus due to the Rath Yatra would be disastrous due to the large number of persons and the impossibility of tracking all the infected people after they have gone back to their respective homes.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Odisha Vikash Parishad Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/06/2020 regarding holding of annual Rath Yatra scheduled to be held from June 23, 2020 - that sees a gathering of about 10 to 12 lakhs of people.

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 Supreme Court of India in the matter of Union of India Vs Narayan Chandra Jena & Others dated 08/05/2020 regarding migrants stranded in different parts of the country during the COVID-19 lockdown bound for Orissa. The SC stayed the order passed by the Orissa High Court which directed that the migrants be tested negative of COVID-19 before entering the state.

The High Court order said that “all the migrants who are in queue to come to Odisha should be tested negative of COVID-19 before boarding the conveyance.”

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bishnu Prasad Mishro Vs The State of Odisha & Others dated 10/02/2020 regarding brick-kiln units operating in the Ganjam District of Odisha violating the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Udit Jagat Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/01/2020 regarding consent to operate granted by the Odisha State Pollution Control Board to coal tar distillation unit without Environmental Clearance.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ganeswar Singh & State of Odisha dated 09/01/2020 regarding illegal sand mining, District Mayurbhanj, Odisha.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kalinga Nagar Paribesh Surakhya Samiti Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 06/01/2020 regarding construction of a logistics hub on forest land by SAIZER Ltd. in Dasamania Mouza in Manitira RI Circle, Jajpur, Odisha without approval under Forest Conservation Act 1980.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kalpana Mallik Vs Aditya Prasad Padhi & Others dated 16/12/2019 regarding illegal construction in the flood plains of River Kapali at Nalanga, District Bhadrak, Odisha. Report submitted by the District Magistrate, Bhadrak and the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) states that the alleged building is not in the notified buffer/green zone and the building will not cause any disturbance to the water body or the river bed.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Mrinalini Padhi Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/11/2019 management of Jagannath temple, Puri, Odisha.

The SC on November 4 directed the government of Odisha to frame a plan, with support from the Jagannath temple administration for providing shelter and other facilities to people visiting the shrine.

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