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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Almitra H. Patel & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 27/10/2017 regarding landfills in Delhi. The Commissioner of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation, Special Secretary of Urban Development and officers of Fire Department gave assurance to the Court that steps would be taken up to ensure that none of the landfill sites in Delhi do not catch or are put on fire in future.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Namita Maniktala Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 26/10/2017 regarding municipal solid waste problem of District Solan and surrounding areas in Himachal Pradesh. Counsel appearing for State of Himachal Pradesh submits that policy decision have been taken by the State Government to establish a plant and Himachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board has been asked to conduct study and submit DPR through the concerned department.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pankaj Sharma Vs. MoEF & Others dated 26/10/2017 regarding restaurants in South Delhi running without obtaining environment clearance. Counsel appearing for Delhi Pollution Control Committee and the Corporation submit that they would ensure that no restaurants are permitted to carry out their operations or commercial activities unless they have obtained consent to operate from Delhi Pollution Control Committee and license from the Municipal Authorities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rear Admiral AP Revi IN (Retd.) Vs. Delhi Jal Board & Others dated 26/10/2017 regarding use of fresh water for gardening purpose in Vasant Kunj area of Delhi. NGT passes direction that DDA/MCD shall ensure that DJB shall supply treated sewage water for gardening at the fixed rate which will be the primary responsibility of the public authority. The residents, DDA/MCD and DJB are prohibited to use fresh water for gardening purpose.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ram Avtar Singh Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 26/10/2017 regarding illegal and unauthorized mining at Parbabar, district Nagore, Rajasthan. Photographs placed before the court shows that illegal mining has practically reduced the greenery to half also the project where mining is carried has no environmental clearance obtained by any person whatsoever.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Kasala Malla Reddy and Others VS State of Andhra Pradesh & Others dated 24/10/2017 regarding pollution caused by the industrial units especially the pharmaceutical industries in Patancheru and Bollaram, Medak District of Telangana.

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Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone Bench, Chennai) in the matter of M/s.Narmathaa Textiles Limited Vs Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board & Others dated 24/10/2017 regarding payment of consent fees by Narmathaa Textiles to the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. NGT directs that consent fee should not include the period during the textile unit was not functioning.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Bimal Gogoi && Others Vs State of Arunachal Pradesh & Others dated 24/10/2017 regarding Stage I Forest Clearance and Stage II Forest Clearance granted by the MoEF & CC for Demwe Lower Hydroelectric Project (1750 MW) in Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh which would lead to diversion of 1415.92 ha (1408.30 ha surface land + 7.62 ha underground land) of forest land.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Almitra H. Patel & Others Vs. Vivek Vihar Railway Station dated 23/10/2017 collection, transportation and disposal of the municipal solid waste collected from the railway platforms. NGT while comining down heavily on the Railway authority said that the primary responsibility to comply with the Rules of 2016 and to ensure that the platforms and railway lines remain free of municipal solid wastes and other wastes rests on them.

This is a compilation of select court orders , judgements and directives by the pollution control boards to control air and noise pollution on Diwali by the India Environment Portal.

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