Compliance report by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) dated 28/09/2020 regarding illegal e-waste units being run in Loni, Ghaziabad.

The report informed the Tribunal that oficers of Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) and tehsil Loni had inspected the area on which the illegal industries were run against prescribed land use in Master Plan of GDA. During the survey, 80 illegal units were identified and action taken against them under the relevant sections of Uttar Pradesh Town Planning and Development Act 1973.

Report filed on behalf of Social Action for Forest and Environment (SAFE) Vs Union of India & Others dated 28/09/2020. The report was in response to the report of the Joint Committee May 29, 2020. SAFE had filed an appeal before the NGT against the Environmental Clearance granted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) on March 30, 2017 for the setting up of a coal fired non-mine mouth, Supercritical Thermal Power Plant (STPP) by THDC Ltd. in Khurja, Uttar Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sunil Kumar Sharma Vs Uttar Pradesh Industrial Development Authority & Others dated 25/09/2020 regarding encroachment of the green belt, S- Block, South Side of G.T Road Industrial Area, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh in violation of the Master Plan. A building was constructed on the green belt - named as Udyog Bhawan. The report filed by the District Magistrate acknowledged that there was illegal encroachment.

Uttar Pradesh is one of India’s poorest states and its farmers have experienced considerable changes in the climate in recent years – from longer summers and harsher winters to much less predictable rains.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Umashankar Patwa & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/09/2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Arvind Kumar & Others Vs Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 15/09/2020. Grievance in this application was against unscientific dumping of waste at main road of village Changipur, district Bijnor by the Municipal Council, Noorpur. The waste included carcasses which was resulting in foul and obnoxious smell and also air and land pollution. In spite of representations made to the Municipal Council, no remedial action had been taken.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Ajay Kumar Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/09/2020. Grievance in the application was that land reserved for park and open space as per Master Plan 2021 was sought to be encroached at Khaduli, Baghpat road over bridge and proposed bus stand at National Highway-58, Meerut, by-pass Modipuram by-pass to Khirwa Road and at Bhola Road, Village Sudpur alias Pathanpura adversely affecting the environment.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Om Tyagi Vs Ministry of Environment & Forest & Others dated 09/09/2020. The matter related to illegal constructions and operation of the farmhouses and marriage halls in district Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gopeshwar Nath Chaturvedi Vs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 03/09/2020. The question for consideration was compliance of the order of the Surpeme Court September 23, 2013 for shifting of industrial activities in residential areas in the State of Uttar Pradesh for protection of environment.

Response to report by Akash Vashistha to report dated August 25, 2020 submitted by the District Magistrate, Mathura. The matter related to construction of a metalled road taking place in the river bed of Yamuna in Vrindavan along with other permanent illegal constructions. The road was used to facilitate illegal reclamation of floodplains. The construction of this road was leading to dumping of malba and debris on the ghats (Cheer Ghat, Govind Ghat and Bhramar Ghat). This had caused irreparable damage to the Ghats and obstructing the natural flow of the river.

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