Enable Block: 

Most coal-fired power plants commissioned this year are not complying with the rules set by the Union environment ministry to cut emissions that cause lung diseases, acid rain and smog, the ministr

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sukhvinder Singh Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 22/09/2017 regarding sand mining in the name of desilting of canals, Haryana. The Tribunal states that if it is found that the activity of mining on the river bed and the use of screening plants at the mining site is impremissible and not in accordance with law, then the project proponent’s indemnity bond shall be encashed. NGT also permits lifting of the already excavated sand material, subject to an interim environmental cost of Rs.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Protection of Culture, Heritage, Environment, Traditions and Promotion of National Awareness (CHETNA) V/s. National Capital Territory of Delhi & Others dated 22/09/2017 regarding restoration of water bodies in Delhi. With regard to use of EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer (M-class) rubber) as base material for the water bodies there is difference of opinion as the Applicant NGO CHETNA has submitted that use of EPDM as a material will not be environmental friendly and it will cause stagnation of water.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of K. P. Singh & Others Vs. Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 22/09/2017 regarding blockage of storm water drains in Vasundhra, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. The Applicant has produced photographs to show that the drain is still blocked and demolishing of illegal structures has not been completed. Tribunal grants one weeks time to Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam to clean all the drains in the Vasundhara township.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone Bench, Chennai) in the matter of M/s.Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Rice Mill Vs Andhra Pradesh State Pollution Control Board & Others dated 22/09/2017 regarding consent to operate for Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Rice Mill, Maruthi Nagar, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. Tribunal directs Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) to inspect the rice mill and if all the deficiencies have been taken care of, then the rice mill shall be permitted to operate.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Giri Gaurav Alias Mujib Naithani Vs. Dev Bhoomi Awas Ltd. & Others dated 22/09/2017 regarding demarcation and fixation of High Flood Line of rivers. NGT stated that National Mission for Clean Ganga has no role whatsoever in identification, demarcation and fixation of High Flood Line in the river. It is primary responsibility of the Ministry of Water Resources and the State Government.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Linet Nunes Vs. Goa State Pollution Control Board & Others dated 22/09/2017 regarding consent to operate granted to Linet Nunes Curlies Restaurant, Panaji, Goa. Tribunal directs Linnet Nunes to submit to the Pollution Control Board the NOC/approval from the concerned Panchayat.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Raghunath Jha Vs. Ministry of Urban Development dated 22/09/2017 regarding destruction of trees as a result of demolition of government residential colonies, Delhi. NGT directs the Project Proponent to plant the tall trees at the site in question and if the space falls short, then the plantation shall be done at the site allocated for that purpose by the Delhi Development Authority. The plants shall be planted as a condition precedent to the cutting of the trees.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Almitra H. Patel & Anr. Vs. Union of India & Others dated 22/09/2017 regarding waste dumping at the Ghazipur landfill site in Delhi. Tribunal directs NCT Delhi, East Delhi Municipal Corporation to place before the Tribunal, a Report and Action Plan in regard to the manner and methodology that would be done by them for the purpose of dealing with segregation, compaction and disposal of the deposited waste of the Ghazipur land fill site as well as the fresh waste of nearly 800 MT that is being brought to this site everyday.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Biswajit Mukherjee Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/09/2017 regarding grant of licence for setting up fire cracker manufacturing units in the State of West Bengal. Tribunal directs the Addl. Chief Secretary, in-charge of Industry, Commerce and Enterprises Department to file an action taken report on the next date of hearing.

Pages