Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chandra Shekhar Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 21/09/2021.

Grievance in the application is against discharge of untreated effluent by Triveni Sugar Mill at Khatoli, district Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, resulting in contamination of groundwater in the area of about one and a half kilometers and upto depth of 50 meters. This has affected the health of the inhabitants and the inhabitants are not able to access potable water.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sanjay Kumar Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others.

The issue for consideration is permissibility of operation of hot mix plants at Noida beyond ‘carrying capacity’ of the ambient air of the area as per assessment of the statutory regulators – the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board, thereby adversely affecting the environment and the public health.

Assessment of WFP India’s support to the Government of Uttar Pradesh to provide an operationally feasible and economically viable model on integrating fortified rice in the Mid Day Meals to create a positive impact on the micronutrient status and functional performance of school children for potential scale-up across the state.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Adil Ansari Vs M/s Dhampur Sugar Mills Ltd., Asmoli & Others dated 01/09/2021. The matter was related to damage to the environment by the units of Dhampur sugar mills and distillery in Bijnor, Sambhal and Bareilly.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ved Prakash Aggarwal Vs District Magistrate Ghaziabad & Others dated 01/09/2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sushil Bhatt Vs Moon Beverages Limited & Others dated 31/08/2021.

Grievance in the application was that M/s Moon Beverages Ltd. and M/s Varun Beverages Ltd. were operating at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh in violation of environmental norms by discharging effluents in the nearby drain against the provisions of the Water Act, 1974. They are also extracting groundwater illegally.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Supertech Limited Vs Emerald Court Owner Resident Welfare Association & Others dated 31/08/2021.

The Supreme Court directed the demolition of twin 40 storey towers (Apex and Ceyane) in the Emerald Court project of Supertech Ltd in Noida for violation of building norms. The work of demolition should be carried out within a period of three months and must be carried out by Supertech Limited at its own cost under the supervision of the officials of NOIDA.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sunil Kumar Sharma Vs Uttar Pradesh Industrial Development Authority & Others dated 27/08/2021.

A report was sought from District Magistrate, Ghaziabad with reference to the allegation that there was encroachment on the green belt, in violation of the Master Plan, by way of a private building named ‘Udyog Bhawan’ at Ghaziabad.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Devidas Khatri Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/08/2021.

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