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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Santosh Daundkar Vrs. Secretary, MoEF, New Delhi & Others dated 23/03/2017. The present Application has been filed to seek shutting down of the manufacturing plant of Indian Rayon on the banks of Devaka River at Junagadh-Veravel, District Gir Somnath, Gujarat on the ground that the manufacturing activity of the Industry generates toxic effluents as well as emits foul odour, and the company is discharging heavy amount of hazardous chemicals in Arabian sea and Devaka river.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Mukta Sathe & Ors. Vrs. Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India & Ors. dated 21/03/2017 regarding equipping railway coaches with eco-friendly bio-toilets.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Anwar Jamadar Vs Collector, Kolhapur & Others dated 21/03/2017 regarding illegal sand mining carried out without Environment Clearance and use of suction pumps at Survey Nos.138, 267 of village Gourwad, Taluk Shirol, District Kolhapur, Maharashtra. According to Vijay Buran, Mining Inspector, the Additional Collector, Kolhapur had issued permissions for use of suction pump for sand excavation and NGT directs production of such permissions granted before the Court.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Biren Kr. Pradhan & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 21/03/2017 regarding obtaining Environmental Clearance (EC) for the widening of National Highway-200 as the work would also involve extraction of minor minerals including soil, land and gravels. NGT impleads SEIAA, Odisha and DEIAA, Deogarh district as according to the court these are the competent authorities to decide on the question as to whether the project would require EC or not.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Rudranil De Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 17/03/2017 regarding utilization fly ash based products in construction activities within 300 km radius of any coal or lignite based Thermal Power Plant. Original Application stands disposed off.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sumitra Devi Vs. CPCB & Others dated 17/03/2017 regarding pollution at the industrial complex at Bhiwadi, Rajasthan. Central Pollution Control Board submits that the 10 industries which were referred in their Report and the Order of the Tribunal are not only electroplating industries but they also include pharmaceutical and other industries and they are polluting industries and that is why they are required to be shut down.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Pradeep Indulkar Vs Municipal Corporation for the City of Thane dated 16/03/2017 regarding tree cutting in the city of Thane under the garb of trimming and pruning the trees in contravention of provisions of the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection and Preservation of Trees Act, 1975.

NGT directs Thane Municipal Corporation to evolve the procedure for dealing with the proposals of tree felling, including trimming/pruning of trees and maintaining its record keeping within two months.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Iosterson Sun & Others Vs State of Meghalaya & Others dated 16/03/2017 regarding large scale construction by the Army posing serious threat to drinking water resources along the catchment areas of Shillong Peak, Meghalaya. It is stated that the Shillong peak and its slopes are the source of drinking water where various streams and rivulets originate and any disturbance in the existing conditions of the area, as per the applicants, would endanger the catchment area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Villagers of Village Korna & Ors. Vs. State of Rajasthan & Ors. dated 16/03/2017 regarding proposed power substation in Korna village, Pachpadra tehsil, Barmer district, Rajasthan. NGT directs the Forest Department to submit its views on the existing site and its ecosystem.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Legal Aid Committee, National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 16/03/2017 regarding Notification in relation to Eco-Sensitive Zone in the State of Uttarakhand. The Applicants contend that the State Government and the Ministries are intentionally delaying the Notification and the draft prepared by the State Government is fundamentally unacceptable because it goes totally contra to the law in force.

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