The National Green Tribunal (Central Zone Bench, Bhopal), November 9 issued a slew of directions for protection of Sambhar lake, a Ramsar site.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bakir Ali Rangwala Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 09/11/2023.

The matter related to removal of encroachment on a water body named Govardhan Sagar in the city of Ujjain. ADM, Ujjain informed the court on the status and progress for removal of encroachment. On the discharge of untreated water into the water body, the court has been informed that the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board has calculated the compensation to the tune of Rs. 150 Lakhs (Rupees One Crore Fifty Lakhs).

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Parthiban J Sholavarma Vs The District Collector, Kancheepuram & Others dated 10/11/2023.

The application sought a direction to Apollo Tyres Limited to stop the improper or illegal disposal of the HDPE PP/carbon jumbo bags as per law and direct the authorities to take appropriate action. Carbon black is one of the main components in the manufacture of tyres. After the carbon black is used by Apollo Tyres, the bags carrying them are sent outside either through the recycler or by any other agency.

Report filed by the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board dated 30/10/2023.

A committee was constituted by the District Collector for inspection of the 'Integrated municipal solid waste disposal facility and sanitary landfill' site at Balicha, Udaipur. The MSWD Balicha site was visited on September 1, 2023.

The Joint committee status report dated October 28, 2023 in compliance with the National Green Tribunal order dated September 13, 2023 in the matter of Original Application No 480 of 2022 (Kuldeep Vs State of Haryana).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item appearing in Hindu dated 06.10.2023 titled “Pollution takes a front seat as stubble fires spike in Punjab” dated 20/10/2023.

Objection to the report of the Gujarat Pollution Control Board by the applicant, Aditya Singh Chauhan on industries polluting Sabarmati river.

The report points out that there are 672 industries in the area who are members of common effluent treatment plant (CETP), Ahmedabad Hand Screen Printing Association (AHSPA), but the report deals with only 55 industries. The zero liquid discharge (ZLD) units in the area as given by Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) was 55 units only - whereas to the best of knowledge of the applicant total ZLD units in the area is more than 200.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Awadhesh Kumar Pandey Vs State of Jharkhand & Others dated 03/10/2023.

The matter related to pollution caused by M/s. D. D. Steel & Power Limited. It was alleged that highly polluting industrial effluents were being discharged directly into the air and nearby drains and fields also inflicting damage to local flora.

Order of the National Green Tribunal In re: New item titled “Snow-like Chemical foam haunts” Appearing in Express News Service dated 08.09.2023 dated 26/09/2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of News item titled “Despite National Green Tribunal Ban, illegal sand mining is going on in Jharkhand” appearing in Prabhat Khabar dated 08.09.2023 dated 26/09/2023.