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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Bombay Environment Action Group Vs MoEFCC & Ors. dated 11/09/2017 regarding illegal constructions in Matheran an eco-sensitive zone in Maharashtra. The Applicant - Bombay Environment Action Group has submitted that the interim submitted before the Tribunal is silent on the actions that the State proposed to take and the timeline on violations under the Forest Conservation Act in the forest like area. NGT directs another affidavit to be filed within a week. 

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Jagdish Prasad & Others vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 11/09/2017 regarding acquiring of agricultural land (124.68 hectares) in village Keshaopura, Abhaypura and Bhankrota at Ajmer Road Tehsil Sanganer, District Jaipur for the purposes of urbanisation. It is alleged that the area in question had more than 13000 trees out of which 5000 green trees have already been cut without due permission from the tree officer.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Babulal Jajoo Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 11/09/2017 regarding illegal mining in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Counsel for the State of Rajasthan submitted that the Collector had identified certain areas where illegal mining had been done which was ordered to be backfilled with soil and over there 300 trees have been planted.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Noratmal Sharma vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 11/09/2017 regarding flooding of underpasses in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Tribunal is of the view that solution for the same should be worked out by constructing proper drains with pumping sets and also by preventing the storm water from entering the underpasses and / or minimising the storm water flow into the under passes.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Krishna Roy Choudhury Vs The Secretary, Irrigation & Waterways Department of Government of West Bengal & Others dated 11/09/2017 regarding sand mining in Damodar river.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Umesh Prasad Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/09/2017 regarding constitution of SEIAA, Bihar. NGT notes that the term of the SEIAA (State Level Environment IMPACT Assessment Authority) had expired on 2.7.2017. NGT questions why the Central Government has not yet constituted SEIAA and the SEAC (State Expert Appraisal Committee) considering the crucial role which these bodies play.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Almitra H. Patel & Anr. Vs. Union of India & Others dated 11/09/2017 regarding municipal solid waste management in Delhi.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Dr. Sarvabhoum Bagali (State of Karnataka) dated 11/09/2017 regarding mechanical mining of minerals in rivers and flood plains in Karnataka. Counsel for the State of Karnataka submitted before the Tribunal that they would permit regulated dredging for removal of clay and sand from the river for the purposes of maintaining its free flow only. There shall be no mining contract granted for in river and flood plain mining.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Elephant Energy Private Limited Vs. Municipal Corporation, Shimla dated 11/09/2017 regarding the functioning of the waste to energy plant in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Counsel appearing for the Project Proponent submits that their Waste to Energy Plant is not functional as the machinery of the energy plant has been sent back to Germany for appropriate mechanical and other corrections.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Giri Gaurav Alias Mujib Naithani Vs. Dev Bhoomi Awas Ltd. & Others dated 07/09/2017 regarding the demarcation of high flood lines of rivers with reference to specific laws. Tribunal asked (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, State of Uttarakhand, Ministry of Water Resources and National Mission for Clean Ganga) whose duty it is to determine and demarcate the high flood line of rivers with reference to specific laws?

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