Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mridu Paban Phukon & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/09/2020. This Appeal seeks to assail Environmental Clearance (EC) April 9, 2020 granted by the MoEF&CC in favour of M/s. Oil India Ltd. (OIL) for the proposed onshore oil & gas development drilling and production in Mechaki area covering Mechaki, Mechaki Extension, Baghjan and Tinsukia Extension PMLs in district Tinsukia, Assam by OIL.

Preliminary report of the Committee of Experts constituted by the National Green Tribunal headed by Justice Brojendra Prasad Katakey, former judge Guwahati High Court submitted on July 24, 2020.

As per the available information on PARIVESH, there are 11 projects, located in North Eastern Region including Assam, which are at various stages of appraisal under Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and its amendment from time to time in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. There are no cases pending in the Ministry for grant of approval (Stage II Clearance) under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for North Eastern Region.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of R. Sreedhar Vs Union of India & Others dated 25/01/2018 regarding illegal sand and boulders mining within the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary/Makum Pani Reserved Forest, Digboi Division, Assam.

The Original Application pertains to :

(i) illegal sand and boulders mining within the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary/Makum Pani Reserved Forest, Digboi Division,

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Dibru Part-I Meen Samabay Samiti & Rangagorah Fishermen Co-operative Society Ltd. & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/11/2017 regarding River Fishery Mahals/ Estates in Tinsukia, Assam. A Committee is constituted to define and re-define River Fishery Mahals.

MARGHERITA, January 31: Upper Dehing Forest Reserve of Digboi Forest Division under Tinsukia has more or less depleted as precious trees are being allegedly chopped illegally by timber smugglers ev

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Kashmira Kakati Vs Union of India & Ors. dated 06/10/2015 regarding coal mining in the reserved forest area situated in Makum forest (Tinsukia, Assam) in contravention of the provisions of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Kashmira Kakati Vs. Union of India & Ors dated 30/09/2015 regarding construction of Solid Waste Management
Project in Bogapani Elephant Corridor, Tinsukia district, Assam.

The flood situation continues to remain grim in Assam with rivers still showing rising trend, inundating new areas in many parts of the state.

The flood situation in Assam turned grim following incessant rains in the catchment areas of Bhutan, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam since August 16 and according to official records, around three lakh

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