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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Sheikh Rashid Charitable Foundation, Malegaon V/s Union Of India & Others dated 06/03/2017 regarding water pollution in River Malegaon caused on account of unregulated disposal of solid waste and lack of proper sewage system.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of People United for Better Living in Calcutta & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/03/2017 regarding preservation and development of the water bodies in the State of West Bengal, more specifically, in Dankuni at Mollarber and Panchghara.

NGT directs the State Government more particularly the Deptt. of Environment, Govt. of West Bengal, to place on record as to whether rule 6 of the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules 2010, has been complied with.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vardhaman Kaushik Vs. Union of India & Others dated 06/03/2017 regarding dumping sites at Ghazipur and Bhalswa, Mukraba Chowk, Delhi. Photographs submitted before NGT shows indiscriminate burning of waste. The photographs are showing the dumps of waste which are already much beyond the prescribed limit and are on fire. The gases emission visibly are highly polluting and dangerous to human health.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kallpavalli Vriksha Pempakamdarula Vs. Union of India & Others dated 03/03/2017 regarding ecological and environmental loss as a result of the establishment of 55 windmills erected in the Kallpavalli, Ananthapur District, Andhra Pradesh. ENERCON India Limited was asked to pay an environmental compensation of Rs. 50 lakh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sona Bricks Maker Vs Joydeep Mukherjee & Others dated 02/03/2017 regarding brick kilns in Purba Medinipur (West Bengal) functioning without consent to operate. NGT directs the brick kilns to be closed until the consents to operate are granted by the State PCB.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Bengal Trading Company Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 02/03/2016 regarding brick kilns operating in Purba Medinipore, West Bengal.

NGT in the Order said that since in the case of new brick kilns a mandatory condition for establishing multi-layered green belt is imposed, it would also be applicable to the brick kilns existed prior to or after the year 2000.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of ARK Nirman Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Subhas Datta and Others dated 02/03/2017 regarding pollution of river Mahananda, Siliguri, North Bengal during Chhat Puja. NGT Vide order dated 01.11.2016 had disallowed construction of bridges across the river Mahananda.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suresh Kumar Pukhrajji Dhoka & Others Vs M/s. T.N. Pandya & Others dated 02/03/2017 regarding extraction of groundwater from borewells by business units in Jagannath Shankar Sheth Road, Mumbai. According to the Applicant, water is extracted from the borewells for the purposes of trade without having any NOC or valid permission Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Social Action for Forest & Environment (SAFE) Vs. Union of India & Others dated 02/03/2017 regarding closure and removal of the camps along the River Ganga from Shivpuri to Rishikesh as they were causing environmental and water pollution in River Ganga and the areas where they were located.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Dileep B.Nevatia V/s Union of India & Others dated 01/03/2017 regarding CRZ clearance to Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL) project across Mumbai Harbour.

Only surviving issue is the compliance of the directions to the MoEF to consider the issue relating to applicability of Environmental Regulation, 2006, effect on mangroves, flamingos and mudflats, besides other impacts while dealing with the application for CRZ clearance afresh.

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