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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shibu Manuel, Secretary, Green Action Force Vs Govt. of India & Others dated 21/01/2019 regarding direction seeking for zero discharge of industrial sludge on the river Periyar and to clean Kuzhikandam Thodu, Panachithodu, Pallipuramchal and Unthithodu, which are small streams meeting the river Periyar. The case of the applicant is that Hindustan Insecticides Ltd., Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd. and M/s. Merchem Ltd.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matte of Mahendra Pandey Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/01/2019 regarding disposal of e-waste along the banks of Ramganga River. Interim progress report submitted by the State of Uttar Pradesh states that the work for the permanent treatment and disposal in Treatment Storage

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Naveen Kumar & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/01/2019 regarding setting up of Solid Waste Processing Plant without obtaining consent to operate under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and removal of waste dumped on the land along Kaali River in Ganwri village in Meerut district. The applicant alleges that unscientific dumping of solid waste is taking place in village Ganwri on the banks of river Kaali which is creating health issues.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gurwinder Singh Boparai Vs State of Punjab dated 16/01/2019 regarding dumping and burning of garbage taking place at Sultanpur Lodhi, District Kapurthala, Punjab. The Municipal Council, Sultanpur Lodhi is not taking the requisite steps for compliance of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Awasiya Jan Kalyan Samiti Vs State of Haryana dated 14/01/2019 regarding disposal of sewage water in Sector 48, Faridabad. In absence of suitable arrangement, disposal is taking place on open land and on the market site, resulting in sewerage logging and also polluting underground water, creating a situation of hazard to public health. A report submitted before the Tribunal by the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation, Faridabad states that there were several unauthorized colonies around Badkal village. A project of Rs.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Namita Maniktala Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 09/01/2019 regarding compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 at Mandi in the State of Himachal Pradesh. The Tribunal has noted in earlier orders that the solid waste was being dumped in the river Bias on account of non-compliance of the rules by the concerned municipal local bodies.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chandran Pillai N & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 07/01/2019 regarding disposal of solid waste in Kollam, Kerala.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sunita Thakur, Pradhan, Bageshwari Mahila Mandal, Sudher Vs State of Himachal Pradesh dated 02/01/2019 regarding illegal dumping of garbage in village Sudher near Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) workshop affecting public health which is contrary to the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shantanu Bapuli Vs State of Haryana dated 02/01/2019 regarding untreated drain water is being discharged into the Municipal Corporation Faridabad land in Sector 91, Surya Nagar, Phase – II, Faridabad having potential for causing diseases.

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